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Concerns about fencing, public access in county shoreline plan

Concerns about fencing, public access in county shoreline plan

The Okanogan County Planning Commission voted by a 3-2 margin to approve the county’s plan covering development and protections along lakes and rivers, but the Methow’s representative is concerned …
Proposed road closure pits local residents against private company

Proposed road closure pits local residents against private company

Chiliwist neighbors say road is an escape route and access to public lands By Marcy Stamper A request to the county to relinquish a road that connects the Chiliwist area with the Loup Loup summit has attracted concern from more than 100 people, who say that closing the road to the public would cut off...
County commissioners hear emotional accounts of fire, charges of inaction

County commissioners hear emotional accounts of fire, charges of inaction

By Marcy Stamper
Emotion ran high as speakers erupted in tears and anger at a meeting called by the Okanogan County commissioners to gather information about the summer’s wildfires that will be used for emergency planning and coordination with agencies on fire response.
County commissioners seek input on response

County commissioners seek input on response

The Okanogan County commissioners are holding a public meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 22, to gather information regarding the management of the Carlton Complex Fire. The objective of the meeting is to gather information from citizens who experienced the fire firsthand, according to a legal notice issued by the county. People will be allotted time to...
Environmental groups appeal county’s analysis of ATV impacts

Environmental groups appeal county’s analysis of ATV impacts

By Marcy Stamper
The two environmental organizations that successfully sued Okanogan County to overturn two ordinances that would have allowed all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on most county roads have …
County hearing set on Walking D zone change; Twisp neighbors oppose request

County hearing set on Walking D zone change; Twisp neighbors oppose request

By Marcy Stamper

The Okanogan County hearing examiner has scheduled a hearing on an amendment to the county code that would rezone about eight acres just …
Lost River Airport road changes proposed

Lost River Airport road changes proposed

The Lost River Airport Homeowners’ Association has applied to Okanogan County to revise the plat maps to reflect current conditions on the ground. The change would vacate part of a road between Meek and Susan roads that was never built, according to Okanogan County Senior Planner Ben Rough. The land from the vacated road would...
Commissioners will hear input on increased ATV access

Commissioners will hear input on increased ATV access

The Okanogan County planning director has determined that opening an additional 597 miles of roads throughout the county to ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) would have no environmental impact. The final decision under the State Environmental Policy Act was made following input to the county on the proposal received from 40 individuals, agencies and organizations. The county...
Comment on Methow Valley river projects

Comment on Methow Valley river projects

Proposals for four river-restoration projects intended to improve conditions for endangered and threatened salmon in the Methow Valley have been submitted to Okanogan County for environmental review or permit exemptions. Yakama Nation Fisheries is working on a project that would enhance fish habitat on the Twisp River. The project involves the construction of three engineered...
Input on county ATV proposal mostly favorable

Input on county ATV proposal mostly favorable

By Marcy Stamper
Okanogan County received 40 comments on its proposal to open 597 additional miles of county roads to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and on the county planning director’s analysis of the potential …