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Two new commissioners on Okanogan County board

Two new commissioners on Okanogan County board

Okanogan County will have two new commissioners — a majority on the three-member board — with both Andy Hover and Chris Branch defeating their opponents by healthy margins in the Nov. 8 general election.
Hover, Branch hold leads in county commissioner races

Hover, Branch hold leads in county commissioner races

Challenger Chris Branch maintained his lead over incumbent Okanogan County Commissioner Sheilah Kennedy for the District 1 seat after an updated count of election returns was posted Monday (Nov. 14) by the Okanogan Count…
Tone of presidential campaign leaves local students disappointed

Tone of presidential campaign leaves local students disappointed

But voting, attention to major issues are important, they say Editor’s note: Liberty Bell High School junior Cece Odell, who will be doing an internship in journalism next semester, worked on this article with Methow Valley News reporter Marcy Stamper. Odell came up with questions for her classmates, conducted interviews and wrote a draft of...
Kennedy sets goals for second term as Okanogan County commissioner

Kennedy sets goals for second term as Okanogan County commissioner

Incumbent Sheilah Kennedy is running for a second four-year term as District 1 county commissioner. The District 1 commissioner represents Omak, most of Okanogan, and the Colville Reservation and southern Okanogan County, but all voters in the …
PUD commissioner candidates for District 3 outline their positions

PUD commissioner candidates for District 3 outline their positions

Jerry Asmussen and Aaron Kester are running for District 3 commissioner of the Okanogan County Public Utility District (PUD). Current commissioner Ernie Bolz did not seek a third term. PUD commissioners serve for six years.
Methow Valley gets its own ballot drop-off site

Methow Valley gets its own ballot drop-off site

Voters can vote — without a postage stamp — now that a new ballot drop-box has been installed in front of Town Hall in Twisp. The drop-slot on the box will be unlocked on Friday (Oct. 21) and locked at exactly 8 p.m. on Election Day. During the election period, the box will be open 24 hours a day....
Kennedy boosts fundraising for her re-election bid

Kennedy boosts fundraising for her re-election bid

The four candidates for Okanogan County commissioner have been bringing in considerably more money as they near Election Day, raising a combined total of $107,864 as of Tuesday (Oct. 11). The biggest spike in contributions by far was in the campaign of incumbent District 1 commissioner Sheilah …
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...
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 …
Commissioner candidates file required financial reports

Commissioner candidates file required financial reports

With just over five weeks until Election Day, the four candidates for the two open Okanogan County commissioner seats have raised almost $70,000 and spent $39,000. The most expensive race is the District 2 contest between Andy Hover and Ashley Thrasher, with Hover bringing in almost $27,000, the highest contributions of all four candidates. Thrasher has...