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County crews mixing plant matter and soil on Texas Creek

County crews mixing plant matter and soil on Texas Creek

By Marcy Stamper
Okanogan County Public Works crews have done more erosion-prevention work and cleaned up related debris from trees that had been deposited on steep slopes above Texas Creek, according to …
Debris dumped along Texas Creek prompts talks between agencies 

Debris dumped along Texas Creek prompts talks between agencies 

By Marcy Stamper

In response to citizen concerns about branches, tree trunks and large root wads deposited on a steep embankment on Texas Creek, representatives from Okanogan County Public Works and the Washington Department of Ecology have discussed the county’s practices for handling vegetation and brush. Representatives of the county and the...

MVID members raise concerns about water delivery strategy 

MVID members raise concerns about water delivery strategy 

By Ann McCreary

Members of the Methow Valley Irrigation District expressed concern and confusion Monday (April 14) about ongoing plans to restructure the way the district delivers water. About 40 MVID members attended a meeting held by district directors at the Senior Center in Twisp to provide


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 …

MV Irrigation District reviews design options for water diversion project

By Ann McCreary
With construction estimates over budget, directors of the Methow Valley Irrigation District (MVID) are evaluating design options to try to bring down costs on the $10 million …

Twisp’s water woes may finally be resolved

By Ann McCreary
After two decades of struggling with a shortage of water to serve current and future residents and businesses, the town of Twisp may finally have a solution in hand. In what Mayor Soo Ing-Moody terms “a very healthy sign for our town,” Twisp has signed an agreement to …

Ecology to county: no more money for shorelines plan, but experts available

By Marcy Stamper
Okanogan County will not be getting any extra money from the state Department of Ecology to help finish its plan that protects shorelines, but an Ecology manager commended county staff for their work over the past decade and reiterated …