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Grant for bathrooms at fairgrounds raises questions about tourism promotion

Grant for bathrooms at fairgrounds raises questions about tourism promotion

By Marcy Stamper

The Okanogan County commissioners have awarded $93,000 to the county fairgrounds for a new bathroom facility. The money comes from …

County to release new comp plan draft, finding no environmental impact

County to release new comp plan draft, finding no environmental impact

By Marcy Stamper
Three years after the county’s comprehensive plan was last reviewed for any impacts it would have on the environment, the Okanogan County Planning Department is about to
Community briefs: May 14, 2014

Community briefs: May 14, 2014

Firewise workshop on Saturday The Okanogan Conservation District is hosting a free Firewise workshop in Twisp on Saturday (May 17) from 10 a.m. – noon at TwispWorks. The workshop is provided in partnership with Washington Department of Natural Resources, Okanogan County, and Okanogan Fire District 6. Local fire managers will discuss ways to prepare one’s home and...
County crews mixing plant matter and soil on Texas Creek

County crews mixing plant matter and soil on Texas Creek

By Marcy Stamper
Okanogan County Public Works crews have done more erosion-prevention work and cleaned up related debris from trees that had been deposited on steep slopes above Texas Creek, according to …

Hearing set for Trailside Planned Development in Mazama

By Marcy Stamper
Okanogan County has scheduled a public hearing later this month on the proposed Trailside Planned Development, which would create two lots and open space on eight-and-a-half acres near the Mazama junction. Permitted uses include residential units that could be utilized as nightly rentals. The project sponsor is seeking …
Debris dumped along Texas Creek prompts talks between agencies 

Debris dumped along Texas Creek prompts talks between agencies 

By Marcy Stamper

In response to citizen concerns about branches, tree trunks and large root wads deposited on a steep embankment on Texas Creek, representatives from Okanogan County Public Works and the Washington Department of Ecology have discussed the county’s practices for handling vegetation and brush. Representatives of the county and the...

County legal ads stay in Chronicle

People looking for Okanogan County legal ads should continue to consult the Omak Chronicle, which has again been awarded the contract as the legal paper of record for the county. Certain actions by state, county and local agencies are required to be advertised so that the public is informed and can provide input. Some matters...
Tourism funds awarded despite questions

Tourism funds awarded despite questions

By Marcy Stamper

Nonprofits in Okanogan County that have been waiting to find out how much they will get back from the tax levied on lodging — which they use to promote tourism — should get the word this week. The Okanogan County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) scored applications in January for …

County, unions in mediation over contracts; commissioners hold firm

County, unions in mediation over contracts; commissioners hold firm

By Marcy Stamper
Okanogan County and eight of nine unions are still in mediation, with the employees represented by the Teamsters contending that higher health insurance costs have amounted to a salary cut while the county commissioners say the employees chose more expensive coverage. The sheriffs’ deputies and courthouse staff also have...

County, employee unions in mediation over new labor contracts

By Marcy Stamper
Eight of the unions that represent Okanogan County employees are in mediation after repeated efforts to settle expired contracts proved unsuccessful. A ninth union is still in negotiations, according to attorney Rocky Jackson, who was …