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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...
Hover, Thrasher advance to general election in District 2 race

Hover, Thrasher advance to general election in District 2 race

Okanogan County citizens will have at least one new representative on the county board of commissioners after strong showings by challengers Andy Hover and Ashley Thrasher, who elbowed out incumbent Commissioner Ray Campbell in the Aug. 2 primary. With all but a handful of ballots counted on Monday (Aug. 8), Hover had 40 percent of the...
County commissioners adopt detailed new zoning code

County commissioners adopt detailed new zoning code

Affects nightly rentals, marijuana farms, lot sizes By Marcy Stamper Okanogan County has a new zoning code for this first time in 38 years. The county commissioners adopted a new code that changes some lot sizes, requires a conditional-use permit for all new marijuana operations, and gives some nightly rentals in the Methow Valley another...

Commissioners likely to adopt county zoning code Tuesday

The Okanogan County commissioners have set Tuesday (July 26) at 2:30 p.m. to consider adoption of the update to the county’s zoning code. This is a continuation of their public hearing on the code, the fifth in their series of deliberations on the ordinance. The commissioners closed public comment on July 12. The most recent...
Commission candidates draw full house for public forum

Commission candidates draw full house for public forum

Local voters packed the Twisp Valley Grange Monday (July 11) to hear what four Okanogan County Commission candidates had to say about issues ranging from accountability to zoning. About 250 people attended the candidate forum hosted by the grange to learn more about the four candidates who are running in the primary election for…
County commission candidates Q&A

County commission candidates Q&A

We asked each of the four candidates for the District 2 seat on the Okanogan County Board of Commissioners to answer a series of questions about relevant issues. These are their complete responses.
Commissioners to hear conservation easement proposals

Commissioners to hear conservation easement proposals

The Okanogan County commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday (July 11) regarding two conservation easement projects for which the Methow Conservancy is seeking funding through the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program. The hearing begins at 4 p.m. in the commissioners’ meeting room. According to a Conservancy press release, agriculturalists will speak on behalf...
Forum on Monday for District 2 county commission candidates

Forum on Monday for District 2 county commission candidates

The Twisp Valley Grange will host a public forum for candidates seeking the District 2 seat on the Okanogan County Board of Commissioners next Monday (July 11) beginning at 6:30 p.m. All four candidates for the District 2 position — incumbent Ray Campbell, Andy Hover of Winthrop, Ashley Thrasher of Twisp and Stan Kvistad of Okanogan — have indicated...
Juvenile facility, programs will stay in Okanogan County

Juvenile facility, programs will stay in Okanogan County

Okanogan County will continue to use the local facility in Okanogan to house its juvenile offenders, where they will receive schooling, drug and alcohol counseling, and behavior-management interventions from county staff and community volunteers. The Okanogan County commissioners announced the decision at a public meeting on June 21 after a long fact-finding process …
Okanogan County sued over management, compensation

Okanogan County sued over management, compensation

An administrator at Okanogan County Superior Court and the court itself have filed a lawsuit against Okanogan County and all three county commissioners, claiming that the commissioners have interfered with the court’s authority to manage and compensate their staff. Dennis Rabidou, who holds two positions — as Okanogan County’s superior court administrator …