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Fire recovery: a roundup of information, resources

Fire recovery: a roundup of information, resources

Long-term recovery open house Methow Valley Long Term Recovery (MVLTR) is holding an open house on Oct. 16 to explain the recovery process and goals and to get input from the community. “This is a grassroots movement and we want everyone who wants to be involved to understand the process,” said Adrianne Moore, an MVLTR...
Community briefs: October 8, 2014

Community briefs: October 8, 2014

This week: Bid on soup bowls until October 23 and Rally on ‘the coast’ on October 27.
County commissioners seek input on response

County commissioners seek input on response

The Okanogan County commissioners are holding a public meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 22, to gather information regarding the management of the Carlton Complex Fire. The objective of the meeting is to gather information from citizens who experienced the fire firsthand, according to a legal notice issued by the county. People will be allotted time to...
Commissioners’ land-use changes clarify process, raise concerns

Commissioners’ land-use changes clarify process, raise concerns

By Marcy Stamper

The ordinances adopted last week by the Okanogan County commissioners clarify the role of the hearing examiner and the planning commission, separating the types of land-use proposals and projects each would hear. In general, the hearing commissioner, who is under contract …

State seeks trail ideas

State seeks trail ideas

The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is developing a new policy for recreational trails for non-motorized and motorized activities including hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and motorcycle and ATV riding. The agency is currently gathering input from the public about what they’d like to see in the state’s recreational trails, which will supplement staff...
Twisp seeks applicants for town council vacancy

Twisp seeks applicants for town council vacancy

The Town of Twisp is accepting applications from residents who are interested in filling a vacancy on the Twisp Town Council. Residents may submit a letter of interest or fill out an application, available on the town website. The council will appoint a new council member to fill the remainder of Clint Estes’ term, which...
Recovery Resource Fair set for Oct. 11 at Pateros Mall

Recovery Resource Fair set for Oct. 11 at Pateros Mall

The Long Term Recovery Group for the county is holding a recovery resource fair for people affected by the Carlton Complex Fire. Local agencies and service providers will be available to help people access resources and assist with recovery planning. There will be also be services such as medical checks, sign-ups for services during the...

State, federal, county burn bans lifted as weather moderates

County, state and federal officials have lifted burn bans because of higher humidity and cooler nighttime temperatures. The Okanogan County commissioners lifted the county ban on outdoor burning on Monday (Sept. 29). The commissioners noted that the fire chief and fire advisory board support the decision. The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) rescinded the...
Community briefs: Oct. 1, 2014

Community briefs: Oct. 1, 2014

New meeting location for Unitarians The Methow Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship has a new meeting location — at the Methow Valley Community Center gym in Twisp. The group meets the first and third Sundays of every month at 10 a.m. Meetings include a speaker and the opportunity for discussion. This year’s speaker theme is “Different Paths to...
Having a field day

Having a field day

G A L L E R Y On Saturday (Oct. 27),  Hunter Safety instructors took over 20 students to the gun range near Pearrygin Lake to practice the skills they’ve been learning over the past week and test their practical skills.