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Comment on permits for fruit-packing industry

Comment on permits for fruit-packing industry

The Washington Department of Ecology is soliciting public comment on a new permit that regulates wastewater discharges connecting with fruit packing. The permit, required of each fruit packer, makes sure that nearby lakes, rivers and groundwater are protected when fruit packers manage wastewater from their facilities. The introduction of a new fungicide for use by...
Sales tax hike on Aug. 2 ballot

Sales tax hike on Aug. 2 ballot

A proposition asking Twisp voters to authorize an additional retail sales tax of 0.2 percent to fund transportation improvements in town will appear on the Aug. 2 election ballot. The Twisp Town Council approved a resolution on May 10 to put the sales tax proposition…
Community plaza next phase of TwispWorks development

Community plaza next phase of TwispWorks development

A “community plaza” that provides a place for people to gather, relax on a grassy lawn, enjoy outdoor music and arts performances, and even splash in a water spray park on hot days is envisioned as the next phase of TwispWorks development.
Enloe Dam’s powerhouse designated as one of Washington’s most-endangered historic properties

Enloe Dam’s powerhouse designated as one of Washington’s most-endangered historic properties

Fate uncertain as PUD opts to power up dam By Marcy Stamper The 94-year-old Enloe Dam powerhouse has been designated as one of Washington’s seven-most-endangered historic properties. The powerhouse was selected because it is in a critical state of disrepair and will be removed by the Okanogan County Public Utility District (PUD) if no one...
Forest Service sets public meeting to discuss Mission Restoration Project

Forest Service sets public meeting to discuss Mission Restoration Project

The Methow Valley Ranger District will host an informational open house on Monday (May 23) from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Methow Valley Community Center Gym in Twisp to answer questions about the proposed Mission Restoration Project. Project managers, U.S. Forest Service specialists and District Ranger Mike Liu will be there to answer...

Comment on permits for fruit-packing industry

The Washington Department of Ecology is soliciting public comment on a new permit that regulates wastewater discharges connecting with fruit packing. The permit, required of each fruit packer, makes sure that nearby lakes, rivers and groundwater are protected when fruit packers manage wastewater from their facilities. The introduction of a new fungicide for use by...
Pub fire investigation, insurance settlement in waiting mode

Pub fire investigation, insurance settlement in waiting mode

Twisp River Pub owner Aaron Studen said he is in waiting mode while his insurance company completes its fire investigation and obtains bids for reconstruction of the pub, which was severely damaged by an arson fire on Feb. 29. “It works at a snail’s pace,” Studen said …
Affordable housing in the valley is topic of public meeting this week

Affordable housing in the valley is topic of public meeting this week

Community members are invited to join in a conversation about affordable housing needs in the Methow Valley on Thursday (May 19), 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the Methow Valley Senior Center in Twisp. “It will be an opportunity for members of …
Sales tax hike on Aug. 2 ballot

Sales tax hike on Aug. 2 ballot

A proposition asking Twisp voters to authorize an additional retail sales tax of 0.2 percent to fund transportation improvements in town will appear on the Aug. 2 election ballot. The Twisp Town Council approved a resolution on May 10 to put the sales tax proposition …
Preparing for the worst

Preparing for the worst

After three days of heavy rain from spring storms, the Methow Valley is experiencing widespread and severe flooding. Mudslides are reported throughout the valley, blocking more than a dozen roads near steep drainages with mud, debris and water. The valley is …