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COMMUNITY NEWS
Comment on changes to tourist developments in Mazama, Libby Creek

Comment on changes to tourist developments in Mazama, Libby Creek

The Okanogan County hearing examiner will review proposals for changes to two existing developments in December — one in Mazama and one on Libby Creek near Carlton. Mazama Ranch House The Chechaquo Ranch/Mazama Ranch House proposal would modify an existing planned development near the Mazama junction and rezone the property to allow second-floor tourist-residential units above ground-floor...
Help available for farmers and ranchers affected by drought and fire

Help available for farmers and ranchers affected by drought and fire

Farmers and ranchers affected by the drought may be eligible for assistance through a federal disaster program. The Emergency Conservation Program helps orchardists and ranchers who have such severe damage that their trees or livestock will not survive without additional water. The program provides different types of cost-sharing for measures such as pipeline installation or...
Community briefs: November 11, 2015

Community briefs: November 11, 2015

Nurtured Heart workshop The Valley Teen Center will host a workshop on the Nurtured Heart Approach, a program to incorporate more joy into our lives, from 3 – 5 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 14) at Aero Methow Rescue Service in Twisp. The free event is open to adults and children ages 11 and older. The program will be...
Fire Department holds public hearing about 2016 budget

Fire Department holds public hearing about 2016 budget

The Board of Commissioners of Okanogan County Fire Protection District No. 6 will hold a public hearing to consider the 2016 budget for Okanogan County Fire Protection District Number 6. The hearing will be held a special meeting at 7:00 PM on Wednesday , November 18th, 2015, at the Twisp Fire Hall, 434 West 2nd...
Twisp delays town council appointment

Twisp delays town council appointment

The Twisp Town Council will wait until January to select a new council member to fill the seat held by Traci Day, who recently resigned from the board. A replacement would only fill the remaining two months of Day’s term, which expires at the end of this year. The council would then have to reappoint...
Community briefs: Nov. 4, 2015

Community briefs: Nov. 4, 2015

Get mobbed up this weekend Sometimes a mob mentality is not a bad thing, as when it’s for a good cause. Join the Methow Conservancy and the Okanogan County Electric Co-Op on Saturday (Nov.) 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a Seed Mob to plant native grass seeds in areas disturbed during this...
Join the Seed Mob; help restore burned areas

Join the Seed Mob; help restore burned areas

Join the Methow Conservancy’s second annual Seed Mob and help plant burned areas in the Methow Valley on Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Volunteers will spread native seeds onto some of the areas impacted by fire lines and powerline repairs from this summer’s fires up Twisp River Road. The fires in the Methow Valley...
Community briefs: Oct. 28, 2015

Community briefs: Oct. 28, 2015

Haunted house benefits fire victims Washington state Department of Natural Resources firefighter Jessi Dowers will once again turn her family’s Pateros home into a haunted house for Halloween, this year with a Harry Potter theme, with proceeds going to Okanogan Long Term Recovery. The haunted house will be at 616 Riverside Drive, open from 7 – 9:30...
Prescribed burning underway in Methow Valley

Prescribed burning underway in Methow Valley

 Smoke may be visible in the Methow Valley and other areas of Okanogan County in coming weeks as crews burn slash piles from fuel reduction projects on national forest lands. Firefighters have been burning hand piles in the Cub Creek and Loup Loup Summit areas. Those areas will be patrolled over the next several weeks....
Community briefs: October 21, 2015

Community briefs: October 21, 2015

BLM lifts fire closures The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Spokane District has lifted the regulated fire closure on public lands administered by the BLM in eastern Washington as of Oct. 14 Affected counties are Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla,...