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Street improvement project starts in Twisp

Street improvement project starts in Twisp

Construction crews will begin tearing up the pavement on several streets in the northeast part of Twisp next week when work begins on a $1.2 million water and street upgrade project that will continue through September. More than 20 residents and business owners who will be affected by the project attended a …
Mudslides return to Highway 20 east of Loup Loup summit

Mudslides return to Highway 20 east of Loup Loup summit

Local highway crews were experiencing déjà vu this week, when mudslides came down over Highway 20 east of Loup Loup Pass, in the same area where slides closed the highway almost exactly a year ago. Highway 20 was closed briefly …
Okanogan County looks at compensation process for vacated roads

Okanogan County looks at compensation process for vacated roads

When county roads are closed at the request of a property owner, the county code sets out ways for the county to be compensated for the value of the road. But the Okanogan County code, which lists three categories of roads and multiples scenarios for …
County prosecutor asks state AG for opinion on road claims

County prosecutor asks state AG for opinion on road claims

The Okanogan County prosecutor has asked the state attorney general for an informal opinion about how to officially recognize that the county has no claim or right to a road on a 1955 list of county roads. Okanogan County Prosecutor Branden Platter submitted the opinion request to …
Legal arguments continue in dispute over primitive road access

Legal arguments continue in dispute over primitive road access

It was standing-room-only in Okanogan County Superior Court last week for oral arguments over the ownership of a primitive road in the lower Methow Valley. A 3-mile stretch of road on French Creek outside the town...
Battle over rural roads will have court hearing

Battle over rural roads will have court hearing

To people accustomed to traveling on the main highways of Okanogan County, roads to upper Texas Creek, French Creek, Brewster and the Chiliwist can seem far apart. But these areas are actually all connected via old back roads that span the hills between the Methow ...
Forest Service receives $1 million for repair work on flood-damaged roads

Forest Service receives $1 million for repair work on flood-damaged roads

Flood repair work is expected to begin this month on several U.S. Forest Service roads on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, including four in the Methow Valley. The roads suffered significant damage from fall 2015 and spring 2016 heavy snow melt-off and rain that caused debris flows, road washouts and other damage, the Forest Service said...
Commissioners propose road vacation

Commissioners propose road vacation

The Okanogan County commissioners are considering a resolution that would direct the county engineer to evaluate whether Hanford Cutoff Road near Brewster is useful to the public and the county road system. The resolution states that the old right-of-way is no longer required because the road has been relocated. The resolution doesn’t specify the length...
Speed limit reductions OKed

Speed limit reductions OKed

Speed limits on segments of three Methow Valley roads — one in Mazama and two near Carlton — will be reduced as a result of petitions from local residents. Okanogan County commissioners approved the speed reductions after a public hearing on June 27. A 35-mile-per-hour (mph) zone will be established on Lost River Road in...
Second Avenue in Twisp soon returning to two-way traffic

Second Avenue in Twisp soon returning to two-way traffic

Second Avenue between Glover Street and Highway 20 in Twisp, now designated a one-way street, will change to two-way traffic later this month. The Twisp Town Council approved the change to two-way traffic, with parallel parking along …