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County commissioners hear about proposed land-transfer strategies

County commissioners hear about proposed land-transfer strategies

Frustrated by what they say are fruitless efforts to compel the federal government to consult county officials before taking actions that affect land use and natural resources within the county, the Okanogan …
Four Methow Valley roads get lower speed limits

Four Methow Valley roads get lower speed limits

Speed limits on four Methow Valley Roads — about 5 miles total — will be lowered to 35 miles per hour (mph) by the end of next week, after Okanogan County Public Works installs new signs, according to county engineer Josh Thomson. The Okanogan County commissioners approved the changes by a vote of 2-to-1 at their meeting on July 14....
County commissioners add third weekly meeting day

County commissioners add third weekly meeting day

The Okanogan County commissioners have added a third day of meetings each week. Their regular weekly meetings will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday starting at 9 a.m. in their hearing room in Okanogan. The commissioners may also hold special meetings at places other than their official hearing room to make it easier for...
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 …
County commissioners consider adding third meeting day

County commissioners consider adding third meeting day

There may be changes to when and where the Okanogan County commissioners meet, based on new state laws and a proposal to add a third meeting day to the commissioners’ regular schedule. The commissioners are considering amending the county code so they would meet every Wednesday — in addition to Monday and …
Burn ban in county; some fires restricted on public land

Burn ban in county; some fires restricted on public land

The Okanogan County commissioners signed their annual resolution on Tuesday (June 16), banning all outdoor burning because of the potential for large, catastrophic fires. The ban typically goes into effect before the July 4 holiday. Under the ban, agricultural burning and outdoor burning of yard waste are prohibited. The use of gas- or charcoal-fired barbecues is...
Mazama-area resident appeals cell-tower upgrade

Mazama-area resident appeals cell-tower upgrade

Fears radio emissions may be endangering her health By Ann McCreary After moving into her remodeled cabin on Davelaar Drive near Mazama last fall, Carolyn Burkhardt said she began experiencing some disturbing physical sensations. Burkhardt didn’t live at the cabin full-time, but during extended visits to her new cabin last fall and winter, she experienced...
County seeks more time to work on zoning; seeks public comment

County seeks more time to work on zoning; seeks public comment

At 178 pages, the county’s zoning code is not an easy read, but it is a vital piece of planning for the county’s future – in essence, the literal plans for growth on the ground. The zoning code puts the philosophical underpinning of the county’s new comprehensive plan into effect in particular neighborhoods and on...
Three Devils Road closure halted by judge

Three Devils Road closure halted by judge

The closure of Three Devils Road was halted Tuesday (June 9) by Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Chris Culp, who agreed to give Chiliwist residents a chance to show that the county commissioners had violated the law when they voted to close the road. Culp signed an order putting the road vacation on hold.
More time to comment on county open-space changes

More time to comment on county open-space changes

The Okanogan County commissioners have slightly modified a proposal that would allow owners of businesses such as campgrounds and golf courses that charge a fee to receive a property-tax reduction if they allow the general public to use some areas for free,