By Ryan Brennan, July 2014
I gaze at the destruction and ruin of the landscape
I can feel the hot breath of smoke beneath my skin
Haunted shapes flutter on the edge of the horizon
Begging us to join their dance of hell
Not ready for prime time Dear Editor: After a convoluted multi-year process, the Okanogan County Commissioners have released their purported final draft of the county’s comprehensive plan. It includes an “interim” zoning ordinance with many missing elements, an incomplete shoreline review and an attempt to jam as many lots and uses as possible onto productive...
Annexation is equitable Dear Editor: A recent article about the Town of Twisp’s budget would lead the public to believe that the town is paying the fire district $41,202 in 2013 and $54,845 in 2014. The actual amounts — according to the signed document that is a matter of public record — are $35,000 for 2013 and $42,000 for...