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Hover, Branch hold leads in county commissioner races

Hover, Branch hold leads in county commissioner races

Challenger Chris Branch maintained his lead over incumbent Okanogan County Commissioner Sheilah Kennedy for the District 1 seat after an updated count of election returns was posted Monday (Nov. 14) by the Okanogan Count…
New date for Superior Court lawsuit

New date for Superior Court lawsuit

Oral arguments in a lawsuit filed by an Okanogan County Superior Court administrator against the Okanogan County and its commissioners over salary have been rescheduled for next month. Also at issue is whether authority to determine compensation for staff rests with the Superior Court judges or the county commissioners. Dennis Rabidou, Okanogan County’s superior court...
County adopts emergency rule to deal with development restrictions

County adopts emergency rule to deal with development restrictions

High court ruling shifts water adequacy burden to county By Marcy Stamper The Okanogan County commissioners have adopted an emergency ordinance to address a state Supreme Court ruling that halts new development without proof of water. The emergency ordinance establishes a new process for reviewing building applications following the October high court decision, which requires...
County mulls options for promoting tourism

County mulls options for promoting tourism

The Okanogan County commissioners and a committee that oversees tourism promotions recently heard two proposals for marketing the county as a travel destination: from the Okanogan County Tourism Council (OCTC) …
County reviewing development plan in light of recent court decision

County reviewing development plan in light of recent court decision

The Okanogan County commissioners are reviewing a revised version of a new ordinance that would consolidate procedures for land use and development, including countywide policies like the comprehensive plan, zoning and subdivisions.
Kennedy sets goals for second term as Okanogan County commissioner

Kennedy sets goals for second term as Okanogan County commissioner

Incumbent Sheilah Kennedy is running for a second four-year term as District 1 county commissioner. The District 1 commissioner represents Omak, most of Okanogan, and the Colville Reservation and southern Okanogan County, but all voters in the …
Kennedy boosts fundraising for her re-election bid

Kennedy boosts fundraising for her re-election bid

The four candidates for Okanogan County commissioner have been bringing in considerably more money as they near Election Day, raising a combined total of $107,864 as of Tuesday (Oct. 11). The biggest spike in contributions by far was in the campaign of incumbent District 1 commissioner Sheilah …
Hover, Thrasher offer thoughts on District 2 commissioner’s race

Hover, Thrasher offer thoughts on District 2 commissioner’s race

Andy Hover and Ashley Thrasher are vying for the county commissioner seat for District 2, which represents the Methow Valley, Pateros, Brewster, and a portion of the city of Okanogan. The two outpolled incumbent commissioner Ray Campbell in the primary. The new District 2 …
ATV issue rolls back onto streets of Winthrop

ATV issue rolls back onto streets of Winthrop

Okanogan County Commissioner Jim DeTro’s recent recreational all-terrain vehicle trip from Conconully to Winthrop with a bunch of friends has sparked renewed debate over how the town of Winthrop views ATVs. Although apparently in violation of the town’s…
County’s stance on public works projects concerns town, district officials

County’s stance on public works projects concerns town, district officials

Emphasis on private contracting may drive up local costs By Ann McCreary Okanogan County Commissioners don’t want county government competing with private business in providing public works services to municipalities, which has left some local officials wondering if they can turn to the county for assistance as they have in the past. Towns and fire...