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Open Roads Coalition seeks to preserve access

Open Roads Coalition seeks to preserve access

Over the past 15 years, people who live on Okanogan County’s back roads started noticing that routes they used to visit friends, hunt or ride horses were being closed one by one. In some cases, the roads had been blocked by gates, but in others, the road closures involved official …
Open roads group asks county lawyers to recuse themselves in ‘quiet title’ case

Open roads group asks county lawyers to recuse themselves in ‘quiet title’ case

Citing a “strong appearance of favoritism” and a failure “to defend the public interest in public roads,” a group called the Okanogan Open Roads Coalition has asked the county’s prosecuting attorney and chief civil deputy prosecuting attorney to recuse themselves in a quiet-title lawsuit filed against the county this month by Gamble Land and Timber. The...
County commissioners want more info before closing roads

County commissioners want more info before closing roads

The Okanogan County commissioners vacated three roads that have no trace on the ground, but want more information about eight other roads before they decide whether they are part of the county road system. After a three-hour public hearing on Monday (Jan. 23) on 11 roads …
County considers vacating roads to clear up discrepancies

County considers vacating roads to clear up discrepancies

Okanogan County is considering vacating 11 roads — about 36 miles — as the Public Works staff attempts to reconcile decades-old maps and road logs with actual roads on the ground. Five of the roads are in the Methow Valley and Brewster areas; others are near …
Commissioners adopt reduced speed on Gold Creek Loop Road

Commissioners adopt reduced speed on Gold Creek Loop Road

In keeping with the majority of public opinion, Okanogan County commissioners decided to maintain the posted speed limit on the West Chewuch Road at 50 miles per hour (mph), except for the last 1.47 miles, where it will drop to 35 mph. On Gold Creek Loop Road the posted speed will be reduced from …
Commissioners hear opposition to lower speeds on W. Chewuch Road

Commissioners hear opposition to lower speeds on W. Chewuch Road

The Okanogan County commissioners have postponed a decision on lowering speed limits on two Methow Valley Roads, but they have lots of input to consider — in favor of the lower speed on the Gold Creek Loop Road but opposed to a reduction on West Chewuch Road. The commissioners have …
County considers ending public access on several roads

County considers ending public access on several roads

Okanogan County is considering vacating 11 roads, four in or near the Methow Valley, having determined that they are no longer needed for public use. Some sections are a fraction of a mile, while others are as long as 7 miles. If all the road segments were closed, it would affect more than 36 miles.
Public works projects get underway soon in Twisp

Public works projects get underway soon in Twisp

Two projects totaling more than $1 million for new sidewalks, curbs and gutters in Twisp are expected to get underway as early as this fall. The town recently awarded contracts for the projects, which are funded through federal and state money, said Public Works Director Andrew Denham.
Transportation benefit district gets council approval

Transportation benefit district gets council approval

Twisp Town Council members have approved creation of a Transportation Benefit District (TBD) to fund repairs and maintenance of Twisp streets through vehicle licensing fees or sales taxes. After establishing the TBD at …
Twisp council sends transportation district proposal to committee

Twisp council sends transportation district proposal to committee

After hearing public comments both in favor and against the concept of charging a new fee on vehicles registered in Twisp to fund street repairs, the Twisp Town Council has decided to consider the idea further in the …