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County pays cost of rec district ballot

County pays cost of rec district ballot

By Ann McCreary

The failed proposition to create a Metropolitan Park District in the Methow Valley was voted on by only valley residents in last month’s special election, but the cost of placing the proposal on the ballot will be paid …

Rec district loss may pave way for new ideas

By Ann McCreary

A hotly-debated proposal to create a special taxing district to fund recreation in the valley went down to decisive defeat in last week’s special election, but people on both sides of the proposal plan to continue the conversation about supporting recreation. The proposition received just under 22 percent …

Methow rec district proposal being soundly defeated

A proposal to create a Methow Valley Recreation District was being overwhelmingly rejected and was headed for a clear defeat in the first set of voting returns released Tuesday (April 22) by the Okanogan County Auditor’s Office. With 2,451 ballots counted and 383 left to count, the tally was 1,525 no votes (80 percent) and...
Rec district ballots due by Tuesday

Rec district ballots due by Tuesday

Voters have until Tuesday (April 22) to return their ballots in a special election proposing the creation of a Methow Valley Recreation District and election of commissioners to govern the district. Proposition 1 on the ballot asks voters to approve or reject “formation of a metropolitan park district under chapter 35.61 RCW (to) create a...
On the record: Recreation district commission candidates have their say

On the record: Recreation district commission candidates have their say

By Ann McCreary
A special election ballot to be mailed on April 3 will give voters residing within the Methow Valley School District boundaries an opportunity to approve or reject creation of a new Methow Valley Recreation District. Voters will also be able to choose five district commissioners, elected at-large from within...
Editorials: April 2, 2014

Editorials: April 2, 2014

Elections aren’t like they used to be. All-mail balloting and early voting have changed the dynamics of campaigning. No longer do candidates build frantic momentum up to election day. They have to think much farther ahead than that, and so do the media outlets that cover them. The special election on …
Rec district is best option for meeting community’s need

Rec district is best option for meeting community’s need

By Julie Muyllaert
Imagine: the people of the Methow Valley partnering together to improve recreation for our children, adults, seniors and visitors — now and for generations to come. On April 22 voters can choose …
A Methow Valley Recreation District is unnecessary

A Methow Valley Recreation District is unnecessary

By Ron Perrow
I appreciate the motivation to organize recreation, and I acknowledge and support the concept of recreation as a major player in our Methow Valley economy. However, the proposal to control recreation under RCW 35.61 …
Rec district: an overview of key issues

Rec district: an overview of key issues

By Ann McCreary
Whether a proposal to create a new Methow Valley Recreation District succeeds or fails, it certainly won’t be for lack of interest among valley residents. Three recent public meetings have drawn capacity crowds to learn about and debate the idea of creating a special taxing district that would raise money for...
Candidates’ forum draws packed house

Candidates’ forum draws packed house

By Don Nelson
Candidates for the commission that would oversee a proposed Methow Valley Recreation District had a chance to make personal impressions on the voters during a public forum last week at the Twisp Valley Grange. Ten of the 13 candidates for five at-large positions on the commission attended the forum…...