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Copper exploration near Mazama concerns Farm Bureau

Copper exploration near Mazama concerns Farm Bureau

The Okanogan County Farm Bureau has expressed concern about proposed exploration for copper by Blue River Resources Ltd. on U.S. Forest Service land in Mazama. In a letter sent recently to Okanogan …
From Back Issues: July 1, 2015

From Back Issues: July 1, 2015

20 years ago, June 29, 1995  30 years ago, June 27, 1985 Mining corp plans exploration on Flagg Mountain Quintana Minerals Corporation has filed their 1985 plan of operations with the Okanogan National Forest. They plan to continue ongoing exploration of their claims by drilling test holes for mineral values on Flagg Mountain in the...
Decision on exploratory copper drilling expected in July

Decision on exploratory copper drilling expected in July

A decision on whether to permit exploratory drilling for copper near Mazama is expected by mid-July, according to U.S. Forest Service officials conducting an environmental analysis of the proposal. The proposed drilling project has been studied by the Forest Service for more than a year, …
Exploratory copper drilling speculation ‘overly optimistic,’ USFS says

Exploratory copper drilling speculation ‘overly optimistic,’ USFS says

By Ann McCreary
The Canadian mining company that plans exploratory drilling for copper on U.S. Forest Service land in Mazama said it expects to receive the required permit in the first quarter of 2015, a prediction that is “overly optimistic,” according to a Forest Service official.
Judge rules Flagg Mountain cabin should be removed

Judge rules Flagg Mountain cabin should be removed

By Don Nelson

Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Chris Culp ruled last Wednesday (Oct. 15) that the so-called “hanging hut” built on Flagg Mountain near Mazama violates property covenants meant to protect views from the valley floor, and that “removal of the hut from its current location …
Fires delay Flagg Mountain copper explorations proposal

Fires delay Flagg Mountain copper explorations proposal

By Ann McCreary A decision on whether to permit exploratory drilling for copper in Mazama has been delayed by wildfires and floods that have consumed the attention and resources of Methow Valley Ranger District officials. Ranger Michael Liu said in late June that he was waiting for the result of a groundwater analysis to determine...
Flagg Mountain cabin legal dispute awaits judge’s ruling

Flagg Mountain cabin legal dispute awaits judge’s ruling

The trial over the legality of a small cabin built atop Flagg Mountain in Mazama concluded last week with oral closing arguments and a visit to the cabin site by Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Chris Culp, who is expected to make a ruling in October. Attorney David Bricklin, who is representing the plaintiffs in...
Flagg Mountain cabin trial continues this week

Flagg Mountain cabin trial continues this week

The trial over the legality of a small cabin built atop Flagg Mountain in 2012 is running longer than originally expected, and was continuing this week in Okanogan County Superior Court before Judge Chris Culp. The trial was scheduled to last four days last week, but observers and interested parties said they expected that at...
News briefs: August 6

News briefs: August 6

This week: Flagg Mountain cabin case goes to trial, and Head for the Stampede
Groundwater impacts of copper exploration studied

Groundwater impacts of copper exploration studied

By Ann McCreary

The Methow Ranger District is waiting for results of a preliminary analysis of potential effects to groundwater to determine whether …