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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 …

Ecology to county: no more money for shorelines plan, but experts available

By Marcy Stamper
Okanogan County will not be getting any extra money from the state Department of Ecology to help finish its plan that protects shorelines, but an Ecology manager commended county staff for their work over the past decade and reiterated …

County officials and farm group criticize state’s new land acquisition proposal

Land acquisition by state agencies is draining county coffers, particularly in Okanogan County, said Washington Farm Bureau members and Okanogan County officials. Jon Wyss, the Okanogan County Farm Bureau president, presented …
New comp plan includes protections for Methow

New comp plan includes protections for Methow

The new draft comprehensive plan increases the amount of land designated for agriculture. File photo by Don Nelson   BY MARCY STAMPER Okanogan County released a new draft of its comprehensive plan last week that has more than doubled in length, primarily because it includes an updated version of special provisions for the Methow Valley....