Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

NEWS

County commissioners reorganize county fair, recreation boards

By Marcy Stamper
The Okanogan County commissioners are planning to reorganize the way the county handles the county fair, recreation, and capital projects such as building renovations, trailheads and parks. The commissioners met Thursday (March 27) with the county’s parks and recreation board to get their OK to dismantle the board and …...

Public records training for local government officials

The Washington State Auditor’s Office has partnered with the Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington to offer a series of workshops around the state to help local government officials and staff comply with requirements of the Public Records Act and the Open Public Meetings Act. The Open Government & Transparency Training Sessions scheduled for...
Forest Service decides to allow ATVs on its roads

Forest Service decides to allow ATVs on its roads

By Marcy Stamper
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) will be permitted to use roads in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, as long as …
Time to remove studded tires

Time to remove studded tires

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) reminds drivers to remove their studded tires by midnight Monday (March 31). Unless WSDOT grants a weather-related extension, studded tires are only legal in Washington from Nov. 1 to March 31. With forecasts the rest of the month calling for temperatures well above freezing in most parts of...

County amends code for Mazama developments

The Okanogan County commissioners unanimously approved an amendment to the county code that requires at least twice the minimum lot size for planned developments in Mazama. The change makes zoning in the Upper Valley more consistent with that in the rest of the Methow Review District. The commissioners adopted the amendment on Monday (March 24)....

Buckhorn Gold Mine gets new water-quality permit

By Marcy Stamper
The state Department of Ecology has issued a new permit to the Buckhorn Gold Mine covering water quality and …
Questions continue at rec district proponents’ public meeting

Questions continue at rec district proponents’ public meeting

By Ann McCreary
Proponents of creating a new recreation district in the Methow Valley fielded pointed questions and …
Twisp-area dog escapes ‘scary’ wolf attack with injuries

Twisp-area dog escapes ‘scary’ wolf attack with injuries

By Ann McCreary
Mandy and Paul Schmekel say they’re keeping a close eye on their four young boys after two wolves attacked a family dog last week …
WSDOT: move cars at Early Winters

WSDOT: move cars at Early Winters

The Washington State Department of Transportation wants outdoor recreationists to know: once WSDOT begins clearing snow from the North Cascades Highway on Monday (March 31), any vehicles parked in the Early Winters right-of-way (where the highway is closed) will be removed so they don’t interfere with the road-clearing work. “This morning there are about a...

County commissioners to hold meeting about parks and rec board

By Ann McCreary
A special meeting to discuss Okanogan County’s Park and Recreation Board has been called by Okanogan County commissioners for Thursday (March 27) at 5 p.m. …