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Commissioners OK expansion of ATV access

Commissioners OK expansion of ATV access

By Ann McCreary

An ordinance opening more than 420 miles of roads in Okanogan County to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) was approved Monday (June 23) by the Okanogan County Commission.

Tourism reps, county commissioners look for common ground

Tourism reps, county commissioners look for common ground

By Marcy Stamper
Representatives of the two groups that advise the Okanogan County commissioners on how to distribute tax collected on lodging to attract more tourists to the county say …
County comp plan nears finish line with new draft

County comp plan nears finish line with new draft

By Marcy Stamper
Comprehensive planning is right up there with the wonkiest of bureaucratic undertakings, obscure enough that ordinary citizens often find it difficult …
Cannabis topic of town hall meeting

Cannabis topic of town hall meeting

Learn about the future of recreational and medical marijuana and hemp in Okanogan County at a town hall meeting in Tonasket on Thursday (May 29). The three Okanogan County commissioners, District 7 State Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelley Short, and State Sen. Brian Dansel will attend the forum. The meeting is organized by the Cannabis...
Grant for bathrooms at fairgrounds raises questions about tourism promotion

Grant for bathrooms at fairgrounds raises questions about tourism promotion

By Marcy Stamper

The Okanogan County commissioners have awarded $93,000 to the county fairgrounds for a new bathroom facility. The money comes from …

Twin Lakes Road repaving scheduled for summer

Twin Lakes Road repaving scheduled for summer

The Okanogan County commissioners have been approving right-of-way agreements to purchase strips of land along Twin Lakes Road for a $1.4 million repaving and widening project expected to be carried out this summer. The Okanogan County Department of Public Works will smooth corners and add four-foot paved shoulders for a two-mile stretch of road, from...
ATV access: What does it mean?

ATV access: What does it mean?

By Marcy Stamper
Although more than 240 people — 29 in Okanogan County — have obtained the state’s new license for riding specially equipped all-terrain vehicles on roads, confusion persists about where people can legally operate their ATVs. Recent decisions by …
County, unions in mediation over contracts; commissioners hold firm

County, unions in mediation over contracts; commissioners hold firm

By Marcy Stamper
Okanogan County and eight of nine unions are still in mediation, with the employees represented by the Teamsters contending that higher health insurance costs have amounted to a salary cut while the county commissioners say the employees chose more expensive coverage. The sheriffs’ deputies and courthouse staff also have...

County commissioners reorganize county fair, recreation boards

By Marcy Stamper
The Okanogan County commissioners are planning to reorganize the way the county handles the county fair, recreation, and capital projects such as building renovations, trailheads and parks. The commissioners met Thursday (March 27) with the county’s parks and recreation board to get their OK to dismantle the board and …...

County amends code for Mazama developments

The Okanogan County commissioners unanimously approved an amendment to the county code that requires at least twice the minimum lot size for planned developments in Mazama. The change makes zoning in the Upper Valley more consistent with that in the rest of the Methow Review District. The commissioners adopted the amendment on Monday (March 24)....