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County proposes 600 more miles for ATVs

County proposes 600 more miles for ATVs

By Marcy Stamper

Okanogan County has prepared a new ordinance and a list of 597 miles of roads that the county proposes to open to ATVs, and issued an analysis of potential environmental impacts. The new proposal replaces two ordinances that were rescinded in March. The proposed all-terrain vehicle (ATV) routes follow...

Environmental groups challenge USFS ATV stance

Environmental groups challenge USFS ATV stance

By Marcy Stamper

A recent policy interpretation by the forest supervisor allowing ATVs to use roads in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest “is unlawful and should be reversed immediately,” argue two environmental organizations in a letter to the supervisor, Mike Balboni.

In a letter sent last week …

Clarification

In article about all-terrain vehicles in the April 9 issue may have implied that Bear Creek Road and East Chewuch Road could be open to ATVs. Both roads have sections with speed limits above 35 miles per hour, and state law limits ATV use to roads with lower speed limits. 
ATV access: What does it mean?

ATV access: What does it mean?

By Marcy Stamper
Although more than 240 people — 29 in Okanogan County — have obtained the state’s new license for riding specially equipped all-terrain vehicles on roads, confusion persists about where people can legally operate their ATVs. Recent decisions by …
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 …

County commissioners repeal two ATV ordinances

By Marcy Stamper
The Okanogan County commissioners have completely repealed two county ordinances adopted last year that opened hundreds of miles of roads around the county to ATVs. A new ordinance, signed Tuesday (March 4), states that one of the ordinances “suffers from …

ATV lawsuit hearing set for March

By Marcy Stamper
A hearing has been scheduled in Okanogan County Superior Court on March 11 to consider a request to declare …
County’s ATV ordinances face legal challenge

County’s ATV ordinances face legal challenge

By Don Nelson
The Methow Valley Citizens Council and Conservation Northwest have joined forces to file a lawsuit challenging recent actions by the Okanogan County commissioners to allow all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on most county roads.
County opens hundreds of miles of roads to ATVs

County opens hundreds of miles of roads to ATVs

By MARCY STAMPER and ANN McCREARY   In two hearings in five days, the Okanogan County commissioners opened hundreds of miles of roads around the county to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). The actions were in response to a new state law regulating ATVs that took effect July 28. For some people who spoke at the packed...