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Legal notices: September 21, 2016

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY In re the Estate of: NELLA M. FOSTER, Deceased. Probate No. 16-4-00092-3 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030) The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this Estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must, before the time the claim...
Cevado Technologies wins BBB ethics award

Cevado Technologies wins BBB ethics award

Chelan-based Cevado Technologies, purchased earlier this year by Jenn Tate, owner of Earth & Sky Studios in Twisp, is one of five companies in the Northwest to receive a 2016 Business of the Year Torch Award for Ethics from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The award honors companies whose leadership demonstrates a high level of...
Lots of visitors

Lots of visitors

If it seems like the valley has been filled with more tourists than usual this summer, it’s no illusion. According to Kristen Smith, marketing director of the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce, the town’s tally of hotel/motel occupancy taxes keeps setting new records. Tax receipts in June were up 7.8 percent year-to-date compared to 2015, Smith...
Harts Pass: September 14, 2016

Harts Pass: September 14, 2016

Reason to celebrate

Reason to celebrate

By Don Nelson I first started paying attention to the Methow Valley Citizens Council MVCC) in the mid-1990s when I was editor of the Puget Sound Business Journal in Seattle, for a couple of reasons: Seattle interests were involved, and I was already a Methow devotee. By that time, MVCC was already a battle-hardened teenager...
Letters to the editor: September 14, 2016

Letters to the editor: September 14, 2016

Supporting Thrasher Dear Editor: The race is on between Ashley Thrasher and Andy Hover for Okanogan County commissioner in District 2. Both are excellent candidates for the position and the selection is difficult. I have decided to support Ashley Thrasher for the following reasons. During the public forums she was the most organized and most...
Long battle expected over county zoning code

Long battle expected over county zoning code

Okanogan County has filed responses denying all claims in two lawsuits that challenge the county’s new zoning code. The county says the plaintiffs’ claims that the new code fails to protect the county’s natural resources — in particular its water and farmland — lack factual …
West Nile virus infects three horses in Okanogan County

West Nile virus infects three horses in Okanogan County

Three horses have been diagnosed with West Nile virus in Okanogan County since the beginning of September. The prognosis for one horse was very good, but the other two have been euthanized, according to Okanogan County Public Health. None of the horses had been vaccinated against the virus. All three horses were reported to have...
Fall prescribed burning projects to start this month

Fall prescribed burning projects to start this month

Starting this month, fire managers on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest (OWNF) will begin prescribed fire projects with the goal of improving forest health and improving public safety. Nearly 8,000 acres are planned for prescribed fire this fall, which includes 2,541 acres in the Methow Ranger District, according to a news release from OWNF. Fewer acres...
Mazama: September 14, 2016

Mazama: September 14, 2016

By Mandi Donohue Working at the Mazama Store is like living in an episode of “Northern Exposure.” Every day at the bakery is a goofy new plot line full of drama and suspense with a comedic callback involving burned bagels. Despite the fact I had written myself off of the show, I was surprisingly emotional on...