Today is Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

NEWS
Groundwater impacts of copper exploration studied

Groundwater impacts of copper exploration studied

By Ann McCreary

The Methow Ranger District is waiting for results of a preliminary analysis of potential effects to groundwater to determine whether …

Estes steps down from Twisp Town Council

Estes steps down from Twisp Town Council

By Ann McCreary

After serving more than eight years and two full terms, Clint Estes has resigned from the Twisp Town Council. Mayor Soo Ing-Moody informed the …

Forest Service to review regs for ‘over-snow vehicles’

Forest Service to review regs for ‘over-snow vehicles’

By Ann McCreary

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to regulate where and when “over-snow vehicles” such as snowmobiles are used on national forests, and is seeking public comment …

News office closed on Fourth

News office closed on Fourth

The Methow Valley News office will be closed Friday for the Fourth of July holiday. Messages can be left on the answering machine at 997-7011; faxes can be sent to 997-3277. The News will resume regular hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) on Monday (July 7).
Flagg Mountain cabin case back in Superior Court next week

Flagg Mountain cabin case back in Superior Court next week

By Don Nelson

The legal dispute over a small cabin built atop Flagg Mountain near Mazama resumes Tuesday (July 8), when a pre-trial …

Public workshop will review Winthrop’s comp plan update

Public workshop will review Winthrop’s comp plan update

By Don Nelson
The Winthrop Planning Commission will host a public workshop on Tuesday (July 8) to discuss progress on updating the town’s comprehensive…
Twisp will amend well-drilling ban to help irrigation district

Twisp will amend well-drilling ban to help irrigation district

By Ann McCreary

Twisp’s law prohibiting new wells in town will be amended to allow Methow Valley Irrigation District (MVID) to drill four …

Winthrop restaurant in compliance after paying fine, getting approval

Winthrop restaurant in compliance after paying fine, getting approval

By Laurelle Walsh

East 20 Pizza is now in compliance with Winthrop’s Westernization code, according to Westernization Architectural Committee (WAC) administrator Cindy Hicks.

School facilities upgrades will get one more review

School facilities upgrades will get one more review

By Marcy Stamper

Staff and community members who have been working on a list of recommended upgrades to school facilities and the district’s transportation fleet …

County hearing examiner weighs Walking D zone change

County hearing examiner weighs Walking D zone change

By Marcy Stamper

Okanogan County hearing examiner Dan Beardslee took testimony last week from two representatives of the Walking D Corporation and one neighbor on a proposal to …