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Grizzly expert makes case for recovery in N. Cascades

Grizzly expert makes case for recovery in N. Cascades

A regional expert on grizzlies made the case last week for helping the “charismatic and controversial creatures” return to their historical home in the North Cascades. Joe Scott of Conservation Northwest has spent 20 years researching and advocating for …
Harts Pass: Feb. 3, 2016

Harts Pass: Feb. 3, 2016

Pacific Biodiversity wins Mountaineers grant

Pacific Biodiversity wins Mountaineers grant

Pacific Biodiversity Institute (PBI) in Winthrop has been named as the first recipient of the Paul Wiseman Conservation Education Grant from the Mountaineers Foundation. The grant will help PBI build a rigorous four-week conservation science and leadership course for up to 14 upper-level undergraduate students and recent graduates who are preparing to be conservation leaders...
News of Record: Feb. 3, 2016

News of Record: Feb. 3, 2016

Okanogan County Superior Court Bobbie Jo Day, 47, of Winthrop, pleaded guilty to possessing a controlled substance and use of drug paraphernalia. Day was sentenced to 30 days on count one and 90 days with 60 days suspended on count two; and was fined a total of $1,860. The court found probable cause to charge...
Mazama: Feb. 3, 2016

Mazama: Feb. 3, 2016

By Bob Spiwak It’s a sunny Monday and despite weather forecasts to the contrary, one gets the feeling we are over the hump. If you refer to the Off the Wall column on this page, there is a bit of chilling history that may well put that feeling to the lie. For now we can...
Twisp: Feb. 3, 2016

Twisp: Feb. 3, 2016

By Sarah Schrock Exercise your right. NPR recently reported that despite the Arab Spring, the number of oppressive regimes around the world has risen in the past decade, meaning fewer people globally are empowered through self-governance. Filling out your ballot and exercising your right to vote this week on our school levies is one step...
Winthrop: Feb. 3, 2016

Winthrop: Feb. 3, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Terri Price was picking up her granddaughter, Isolde, from ski team practice at Chickadee Trailhead last Tuesday. If you’ve been to Chickadee, you know that right at the warming hut there are several different trails that lead in and out of the trailhead, and one of them is a loop with a...
Judge’s decision in county comp plan lawsuit delayed

Judge’s decision in county comp plan lawsuit delayed

A decision in the lawsuit over the whether the county’s comp plan adequately protects water and farmland won’t be issued for another month. Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Christopher Culp had planned to issue his written …
News briefs: Feb. 3, 2016

News briefs: Feb. 3, 2016

Special election ballots due Mail-in ballots for the Feb. 9 special election most be postmarked by Election Day. Locally, the only ballot item is for the Methow Valley School District, which is seeking renewal of two property tax levies — one for maintenance and operation, and one for technological support. If you have not received your ballot,...
County mulls moving juvenile detention to facility near Spokane

County mulls moving juvenile detention to facility near Spokane

The Okanogan County commissioners have begun an analysis of the county’s options for juvenile detention, sparking concern from county employees and the public over the prospect of sending juveniles to a facility near Spokane, some three hours away.