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Hearing set on county ordinance to hike WATV penalties

Hearing set on county ordinance to hike WATV penalties

The Okanogan County commissioners will hold a July 9 public hearing on an ordinance that would increase the penalty for illegal operation of wheeled all-terrain vehicles (WATVs) to $500 on a county road not open to the vehicles, and to $1,000 in a posted environmentally sensitive area.
County proposes stepped-up ATV fines for illegal riding

County proposes stepped-up ATV fines for illegal riding

Okanogan County is proposing a $500 penalty for illegal riding of wheeled all-terrain vehicles (WATVs), with double fines in sensitive environmental areas. The $500 penalty would be imposed for riding on a county road that is not open to WATVs. If the rider left the county road and operated the WATV …
Funding for ATV signage not available from state program

Funding for ATV signage not available from state program

Okanogan County wanted to make it simple for all-terrain vehicle (ATV) riders to know where they can and cannot go. Envisioned were 6-inch green dots at the beginning of a road open to wheeled ATVs, and a red dot where the route ended, with white letters for “ATV” inside each dot, said County Engineer ...
County may cut four Tunk Valley ATV routes

County may cut four Tunk Valley ATV routes

Four roads – a total of 11.4 miles – in the Tunk Valley that were opened to wheeled all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) in November may be closed again because of a “high likelihood of illegal ridership which can cause damage to private property and critical areas,” according to a proposed …
Commissioners open 365 miles of roads to ATVs

Commissioners open 365 miles of roads to ATVs

There are now almost 365 miles of roads open to ATV riders in the northeastern part of Okanogan County, with the adoption of a resolution by the county commissioners on Monday (Nov. 27). After considering comments from the public and land-management agencies about …
Hearing on ATV routes

Hearing on ATV routes

The Okanogan County commissioners are holding a public hearing on Monday (Nov. 13) to consider an ordinance that would open 368 miles of county roads in District 3, which includes Omak, Tonasket and Oroville, to wheeled all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). An environmental review of the proposal by Okanogan County Planning Director Perry Huston found that letting...
Proposal would open 368 miles in north county to ATVs

Proposal would open 368 miles in north county to ATVs

County reviews options in District 3; will consider other locations also By Marcy Stamper An additional 368 miles of roads, primarily in northeastern Okanogan County, may be opened to wheeled all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), based on a proposal by the county commissioners. The new review of roads suitable for ATV riders comes after the commissioners rescinded...
Okanogan County briefs

Okanogan County briefs

Comment on marijuana moratorium • Public comment sought on ATV road access • Wedding/event center proposed
Court order requires closure of 600 miles of roads to ATVs

Court order requires closure of 600 miles of roads to ATVs

Okanogan County Commissioner Andy Hover has been talking with all-terrain vehicle (ATV) riders, public land agencies and environmental groups to try to come up with a balanced policy that will satisfy a court order — finalized last week — to consider environmental impacts before …
County must close 597 miles of roads to ATV traffic

County must close 597 miles of roads to ATV traffic

Okanogan County will have to close 597 miles of roads to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and do a thorough review of possible environmental impacts before opening any more roads to the vehicles. The ruling is …