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Superior Court judges ask Twisp’s support for keeping juvenile detention in county

Superior Court judges ask Twisp’s support for keeping juvenile detention in county

Two Okanogan County Superior Court judges came to the Twisp Town Council last week to appeal for the town’s support in keeping juvenile detention in Okanogan County. Judges Henry Rawson and Christopher Culp attended the May 24 council meeting, along with several people who work in juvenile justice in the county, to explain why they oppose...
Countywide races draw many contenders

Countywide races draw many contenders

Incumbent commissioners each draw three challengers By Marcy Stamper Okanogan County incumbent commissioners Ray Campbell and Sheilah Kennedy each face three challengers in their bid for a second four-year term. Andy Hover of Winthrop, Ashley Thrasher of Twisp and Stan Kvistad of Okanogan filed declarations of candidacy last week for the District 2 seat held...
Commissioners extend moratorium on new marijuana operations

Commissioners extend moratorium on new marijuana operations

The Okanogan County commissioners have extended a moratorium on new marijuana operations through the end of June to prevent people from getting in under current rules. The commissioners are considering stricter controls in a new zoning code that is under review. The resolution, adopted on May 3, states that …
‘Wanted: New County Commissioners’

‘Wanted: New County Commissioners’

Two years ago during election season, Gay Northrup was sitting on her couch and clicking on online petitions to tell elected officials where she stood on a wide range of issues. “But I started to wonder if that was accomplishing anything,” said the Mazama resident.
Commissioners OK emergency funds transfer to cover current expenses

Commissioners OK emergency funds transfer to cover current expenses

The Okanogan County commissioners approved a resolution to transfer $605,463 into the county’s current-expense fund, if needed, to cover payroll and other expenses. The unanimous approval came after an urgent public hearing on Tuesday (April 26). The resolution allows the money …
Commissioners, staff take steps to cover cash-flow troubles

Commissioners, staff take steps to cover cash-flow troubles

Okanogan County department heads have been asked to hold off on large purchases and avoid unnecessary expenditures to be sure the county can pay staff and other bills. The county’s finance committee informed the commissioners…
County commissioners schedule urgent public hearing on April 26 about fund transfers

County commissioners schedule urgent public hearing on April 26 about fund transfers

The Okanogan County commissioners are holding an urgent public hearing on Tuesday (April 26) about potential fund transfers that would be used to cover payroll and other expenses if necessary. The hearing is part of the authorization process to be sure that the money can be transferred by the end of April if needed.
Speakers hail pot’s economic impact at zoning hearing

Speakers hail pot’s economic impact at zoning hearing

The vast majority of the literally overflow crowd that showed up for a planning commission hearing this week came to talk about the impacts of proposed zoning changes on the county’s budding marijuana industry and economy.
Commissioners halt new marijuana operations

Commissioners halt new marijuana operations

The Okanogan County commissioners have placed a six-month moratorium on new marijuana operations to prevent people from getting in under current rules as the county considers stricter controls in a new zoning code.
County commissioners consider Mazama land swap

County commissioners consider Mazama land swap

The Okanogan County commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday (March 14) to consider whether a proposed land swap in the Mazama core is in the public interest. The land exchange, proposed by Pasayten Peak LLC, is one component of a larger plan for the area. The project proponents, headed by Bill Pope, owner of...