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Legal notices, Jan. 22, 2015

LEGAL NOTICE Superior Court of Washington County of Okanogan No.  14-2-00342-2 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION THE DECEDENT’S TRUST CREATED UNDER THE FODOR FAMILY REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST, U/A/D APRIL 15, 2002, Plaintiff, vs. HANNAH MORRILL WORTHEN, as her separate estate, and DAVID JONES, a bachelor, and the heirs and devises of HANNAH MORRILL WORTHEN, deceased, and the...
A good effort …

A good effort …

Methow Valley Elementary School third graders are learning to cross country ski with the help of many volunteers and generous contributions from the valley’s ski shops. The kids had their first lesson Jan. 9.    
County reorganizing emergency management

County reorganizing emergency management

By Marcy Stamper
Okanogan County is reorganizing its approach to emergency management, moving the job back under the county commissioners instead of the Sheriff’s Office. The change was prompted by a reevaluation of …
Revamped county boards begin work on tourism grants

Revamped county boards begin work on tourism grants

By Marcy Stamper
The Okanogan County commissioners have merged the two committees that advise them about how to distribute taxes on lodging to attract more tourists to the county. The commissioners adopted a resolution establishing the combined committee, which will be known as the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC), on Dec. 30. After hearing...
Analysis: new fire hall would strain District 6 resources

Analysis: new fire hall would strain District 6 resources

By Ann McCreary
An independent financial analysis of Okanogan County Fire District 6’s ability to borrow money for a new fire station found that the district could borrow up to $2.5 million, but would likely deplete half its reserves and have little money available for unexpected expenses or future purchases. The analysis was...
Another bad summer?

Another bad summer?

By Ann McCreary
After last summer’s severe wildfire season, no one wants to hear that the coming summer could be just as bad. But that’s what a fire weather consultant predicts, based on current weather patterns and long-term forecasts. “We’re going down a path right now and the path is leading to an...
County comp plan appealed again over water, ag protections

County comp plan appealed again over water, ag protections

By Marcy Stamper
The comprehensive plan and zoning code adopted by the Okanogan County commissioners at the end of last year violate state law because they do not protect water resources, do not protect county residents from wildfire and landslides, and do not clearly designate commercially productive agricultural and forest lands, argue...
County commissioners to reconsider recently adopted comp plan

County commissioners to reconsider recently adopted comp plan

By Marcy Stamper

For three weeks, Okanogan County has had its first new comprehensive plan in half a century. The county commissioners adopted the plan just three days before Christmas, but that plan is now up for reconsideration. After further review of comments received at the Dec. 22 hearing — at which the commissioners...

Mountain Lion boys win two at home, lose on the road

Mountain Lion boys win two at home, lose on the road

By Don Nelson
Liberty Bell High School’s varsity boys’ basketball team played about every type of game imaginable last week — winning a squeaker, losing by 25, then winning in a rout. On Jan. 6, the Mountain Lions edged Bridgeport, 67-65, at home. At Okanogan on Friday, Liberty Bell absorbed …
Lady Lions play tough but drop three

Lady Lions play tough but drop three

By Don Nelson
The Liberty Bell High School girls’ basketball team showed flashes of scoring power in three games last week, but not quite enough to pull off a victory. On Jan. 6, the Lady Lions stayed close to Bridgeport throughout the game after a slow start, but fell 37-31. At Okanogan on Friday...