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Washington adopts rule to combat climate change

Washington adopts rule to combat climate change

The Washington Department of Ecology is launching an effort to limit carbon pollution with adoption of a first-of-its-kind clean air rule that caps and reduces carbon emissions. The new clean air rule “marks a watershed moment in our country’s history,” said Ecology Director Maia Bellon in a press release.
Complaint won’t be subject of a formal investigation

Complaint won’t be subject of a formal investigation

State campaign finance watchdog says ROC met requirements By Marcy Stamper The state agency that provides public information about election finances has determined that Represent Okanogan County (ROC) satisfied requirements by filing contribution and expenditure reports. The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) closed the matter last week without a more formal investigation. “Once PDC staff informed...
State audit finds Winthrop is in compliance without GAAP

State audit finds Winthrop is in compliance without GAAP

The Washington State Auditor’s Office recently released an audit report for the Town of Winthrop, covering calendar year 2015, which includes an “adverse opinion” on how the town handles its books — but it doesn’t mean the town is doing anything wrong. The report concluded that …
Army Corp of Engineers says Twisp must clear levee of overgrowth

Army Corp of Engineers says Twisp must clear levee of overgrowth

The levee that runs along the perimeter of the Twisp Park is overgrown with trees and shrubs, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants the vegetation removed. Constructed more than 50 years ago to prevent the Twisp River from flooding the …
Apply soon for USFS summer jobs in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Apply soon for USFS summer jobs in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Do you want to work in the great outdoors in the summer of 2017? The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has more than 100 jobs available in positions ranging from archaeology to trails to fire. Applications for the summer jobs must be submitted online at www.usajobs.gov from Nov. 15-21. “The most important steps are applying online and following...
Twisp man facing multiple charges

Twisp man facing multiple charges

OKANOGAN — A 32-year-old Twisp man was arraigned Monday (Oct. 10) in Okanogan County Superior Court on charges stemming from an alleged robbery late last month. Christopher Brian Durgin stood before Judge Christopher E. Culp and heard charges of attempted first-degree robbery, resisting arrest and four counts of harassment (threats to kill) — including alleged threats against two Omak...
Twisp gets 4 new generators from FEMA

Twisp gets 4 new generators from FEMA

The devastating Carlton Complex Fire in 2014 left much of the Methow Valley without power for 10 days, greatly hampering the ability of local government officials and emergency managers to respond to the ongoing crisis.
Hover, Thrasher offer thoughts on District 2 commissioner’s race

Hover, Thrasher offer thoughts on District 2 commissioner’s race

Andy Hover and Ashley Thrasher are vying for the county commissioner seat for District 2, which represents the Methow Valley, Pateros, Brewster, and a portion of the city of Okanogan. The two outpolled incumbent commissioner Ray Campbell in the primary. The new District 2 …
Motorcycle safety study identifies dangerous spots on Highway 20

Motorcycle safety study identifies dangerous spots on Highway 20

Each year an average of 14 motorcycle riders crash while riding on the North Cascades Scenic Highway between Marblemount and Okanogan, resulting in five fatalities and 13 serious injuries between 2011-2015. Some of those deaths …
Twisp finalizes in-kind agreement with Lloyd Holdco

Twisp finalizes in-kind agreement with Lloyd Holdco

The Town of Twisp will receive $18,700 worth of in-kind services from Lloyd Holdco LLC to help build a recreational trail under an agreement approved by the Town Council last week. The agreement, which has been under discussion for almost a year, was created to compensate the town for the withdrawal last …