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Headwaters Campaign gets grant to support its work

Headwaters Campaign gets grant to support its work

The Methow Headwaters Campaign, launched earlier this year to fight possible copper mining in Mazama, has received a grant from the Conservation Alliance — an organization of outdoor industry companies — to help build support for the anti-mining campaign.
Judge: wait for county zoning update before ruling in comp plan case

Judge: wait for county zoning update before ruling in comp plan case

It’s too early to say whether Okanogan County’s comprehensive plan protects water and farmland, since it’s necessary to see how the county’s zoning code handles these and other issues connected with growth, wrote Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Christopher Culp in an order issued March 11.
County, environmental groups differ on comp plan resolution

County, environmental groups differ on comp plan resolution

In proposed resolutions in the lawsuit over Okanogan County’s comprehensive plan, the county and the environmental groups challenging the plan differ as much about whether the plan adequately protects water and farmland as when and where these protections must be guaranteed. At the request of Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Christopher Culp, Okanogan County and the...
Judge to rule in comp plan case after county, plaintiffs can’t agree

Judge to rule in comp plan case after county, plaintiffs can’t agree

By Marcy Stamper After Okanogan County rejected a judge’s suggestion of using a year-long extension to resolve a lawsuit over the county’s comprehensive plan, lawyers for the county and the two environmental groups that appealed the plan will each have to propose a resolution by this Friday (Jan. 15). Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Christopher...
Arts briefs: Dec. 23, 2015

Arts briefs: Dec. 23, 2015

Jazz night benefits MVCC The Old Schoolhouse Brewery in Winthrop will host a night of jazz on Dec. 30 to benefit the Methow Valley Citizens Council (MVCC). Julliard graduate and founder of the Westerlies, Riley Mulherkar, and his brother Andrew, a New England Conservatory graduate, will be joined by local talent for a night of...
Judge urges Okanogan County and environmental groups to cooperate on comp plan update

Judge urges Okanogan County and environmental groups to cooperate on comp plan update

At hearing, Culp suggests putting off action for a year By Marcy Stamper Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Christopher Culp suggested waiting one more year to see if the county and the two environmental groups that challenged the county’s comprehensive plan can work together to revise the plan so that it protects water and agriculture...
ATV case in state Appeals Court this week

ATV case in state Appeals Court this week

The appeal claiming that the Okanogan County commissioners did not consider the environmental impacts of illegal all-terrain vehicle (ATV) riding nor the safety issues that could arise when ATVs share roads with other vehicles will be heard in the Washington Court of Appeals in Spokane on Thursday (Dec. 10). The Methow Valley Citizens’ Council and Conservation...
New project aims for cleaner winter air in Methow Valley

New project aims for cleaner winter air in Methow Valley

Health concerns about burning prompt local response By Marcy Stamper With fall moisture and cooler temperatures, most summer burn bans have been lifted. But cool weather can prompt other bans on burning to protect air quality and public health — and those bans often go unnoticed. A new program called the Methow Valley Clean Air Project is...
Ecology joins lawsuit, charges county plan doesn’t protect water

Ecology joins lawsuit, charges county plan doesn’t protect water

The Washington Department of Ecology has joined a lawsuit against Okanogan County, saying that the county’s new comprehensive plan allows additional development but does not make sure there is enough water to support it. Ecology’s friend-of-the-court brief also charges that the comp plan and accompanying zoning code do not protect water quality.
Twisp accepting comments on proposal to build in floodplain

Twisp accepting comments on proposal to build in floodplain

Public comment will be accepted until Thursday (Sept. 24) on a proposal to build a house on the 100-year floodplain in Twisp. An application for a floodplain development permit has been submitted to the town by Pete and Jennifer Day of Twisp, who propose building a single-family residence on an undeveloped parcel across Highway 20 from...