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Candidate filing starts Monday for August primary ballot

Candidate filing starts Monday for August primary ballot

The filing period for candidates who want to appear on the Aug. 1 primary ballot begins Monday (May 15) and continues through May 19. All declaration-of-candidacy forms must be at the Okanogan County Auditor’s Office by 4:30 p.m. on May 19. For non-partisan offices that draw no candidates, there will be a special extended three-day...
Nelson appointed to Winthrop Town Council

Nelson appointed to Winthrop Town Council

Ben Nelson, co-owner of Riverside Printing and the Rendezvous Huts, has been chosen to fill a vacant seat on the Winthrop Town Council. He replaces Gaile Bryant-Cannon, who resigned recently after 25 years on the council. Nelson was selected by other council members at the council’s April 19 meeting. Nelson had applied for an earlier...
Ballots due for special election

Ballots due for special election

Ballots for the Feb. 14 special election to decide if the Town of Winthrop will be annexed to Okanogan Fire District 6 must be postmarked or delivered to a ballot drop box by 8 p.m. on election day. If you have not received your ballot, call the auditor’s office at (509) 422-7240. The auditor’s office,...
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 …