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REALLY early deadlines are coming

REALLY early deadlines are coming

The final few issues of the Methow Valley News in 2018 will all have early deadlines to accommodate holiday scheduling. Advertisers and anyone submitting information to the paper should plan accordingly. We thank you in advance for your help. Here’s the schedule: • For the Dec. 19 issue, we will finish the paper on Monday,...
Judge denies Tindall’s request for stay of decertification

Judge denies Tindall’s request for stay of decertification

An Okanogan County Superior Court judge has denied a request by suspended Winthrop Marshal Daniel Tindall to temporarily stay his decertification as a police officer in Washington state. Tindall said this week that the expense of mounting further appeals to challenge the dercertification is prohibitive, and he will have to give up the marshal’s position he...
Judge denies Tindall’s request for stay of decertification

Judge denies Tindall’s request for stay of decertification

Winthrop marshal had sought review of state order By Don Nelson An Okanogan County Superior Court judge has denied a request by suspended Winthrop Marshal Daniel Tindall to temporarily stay his decertification as a police officer in Washington state. Tindall and his attorney, James David of Northwest Legal Advocates LLC in Vancouver, appeared before Superior...
North Cascades Highway closes for the winter

North Cascades Highway closes for the winter

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced Tuesday (No. 27) that the North Cascades Highway will close for the season at 4 p.m. on Wednesday (Nov. 28). WSDOT said in a press release that many of the avalanche chutes have filled on the 37-mile stretch of the highway that is closed for the winter,...
PUD commissioners reverse course on Enloe Dam

PUD commissioners reverse course on Enloe Dam

New cost estimate sinks re-electrification plans By Marcy Stamper After 13 years of planning, permitting and number-crunching for Enloe Dam, a new estimate that puts the cost of rebuilding the dam at more than twice the original amount has sunk the project. Two weeks after receiving a price of $70.4 million to rebuild Enloe, the...
Help pick the “Top 10 News Stories of the 2018”

Help pick the “Top 10 News Stories of the 2018”

What’s news to you? It’s been a busy year with lots of attention-grabbing headlines. For our annual Year in Review issue, we’re planning to identify the top stories of 2018 with your help. It’s simple to participate (except for the deciding part): Pick your own “Top 10” stories – you don’t have to rank them...
Stage 1 burn ban starts Saturday (Nov. 17) in Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat and Okanogan counties

Stage 1 burn ban starts Saturday (Nov. 17) in Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat and Okanogan counties

Outdoor and indoor burning limited to improve air quality UNION GAP – A ban on outdoor burning and the use of uncertified stoves and fireplaces begins 10 a.m. Saturday in Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat and Okanogan Counties due to poor air quality in the region. Restrictions on burning will continue until further notice. The Washington...
Local man dies in one-vehicle accident on rural road near Carlton

Local man dies in one-vehicle accident on rural road near Carlton

By Marcy Stamper A 30-year-old man died this week when his truck went off Smith Canyon Road, a primitive road near Carlton, according to the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office and Okanogan County coroner. The accident victim, Andrew Schreiber, worked as a caretaker at Skalitude Retreat, an event and education center at the end of Smith...
Burn ban lifted in Okanogan County

Burn ban lifted in Okanogan County

Stage 1 burn ban expires Nov. 14 UNION GAP — Weather conditions have improved, allowing the Washington Department of Ecology to lift a Stage 1 burn ban for Okanogan County at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. The burn ban started Nov. 9 due to stagnant air over North Central Washington, putting communities in the region...

Stage 1 burn ban called for Okanogan County

From the Washington Department of Ecology — Outdoor and indoor burning limited to improve air quality YAKIMA – A ban on outdoor burning and the use of uncertified stoves and fireplaces begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, in Okanogan County due to poor air quality in the region. Restrictions on burning will continue...