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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 …

Flagg Mountain cabin case back in Superior Court next week

Flagg Mountain cabin case back in Superior Court next week

By Don Nelson

The legal dispute over a small cabin built atop Flagg Mountain near Mazama resumes Tuesday (July 8), when a pre-trial …

Lack of funding may stymie USFS analysis of Mazama copper-drilling proposal

Lack of funding may stymie USFS analysis of Mazama copper-drilling proposal

By Ann McCreary
Without additional funding, required environmental analysis of the proposed Mazama copper-drilling project won’t be completed in time for drilling to get underway this year, Methow Valley District Ranger …
Copper drilling proposal gets a grilling at public meeting

Copper drilling proposal gets a grilling at public meeting

By Ann McCreary
In his five years as Methow Valley District Ranger, Mike Liu said he has not seen an issue that has generated as much interest as the proposed exploratory drilling …
USFS sets meeting to discuss Flagg Mountain drilling proposal

USFS sets meeting to discuss Flagg Mountain drilling proposal

The U.S. Forest Service will host a meeting on Monday (May 19) at the Winthrop Barn to provide information about a proposed minerals exploration project on Flagg Mountain. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Methow Valley District Ranger Michael Liu said the meeting will not be a public hearing but rather an opportunity for the...
Drilling concerns aired

Drilling concerns aired

By Ann McCreary
Community members and representatives of environmental groups met Monday (April 28) with U.S. Forest Service officials to discuss concerns about exploratory drilling for copper proposed to take place as early as August near Flagg Mountain in Mazama. Concerns included potential impacts on wildlife and water, noise levels that might …
B.C. company to explore Mazama-area copper mining

B.C. company to explore Mazama-area copper mining

By Ann McCreary

A Canadian mining company is proposing to conduct exploratory drilling in a search for copper on Flagg Mountain near Mazama, with the intention of beginning in August. The company is proposing to drill 15 holes to depths of up to 1,900 feet on U.S. Forest Service land in an...

Judge denies motion to dismiss Flagg Mountain cabin case

By Don Nelson
Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Chris Culp reiterated in a recent ruling that the legal dispute over