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Commissioners OK expansion of ATV access

Commissioners OK expansion of ATV access

By Ann McCreary

An ordinance opening more than 420 miles of roads in Okanogan County to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) was approved Monday (June 23) by the Okanogan County Commission.

Commissioners poised to greatly expand ATV access in county

Commissioners poised to greatly expand ATV access in county

By Ann McCreary

A proposed ordinance that would allow all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on most Okanogan County roads appears headed toward… 

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

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 …

County commissioners repeal two ATV ordinances

By Marcy Stamper
The Okanogan County commissioners have completely repealed two county ordinances adopted last year that opened hundreds of miles of roads around the county to ATVs. A new ordinance, signed Tuesday (March 4), states that one of the ordinances “suffers from …

Citizens’ Council sues county over environmental review ordinance changes

By Marcy Stamper
The Methow Valley Citizens’ Council (MVCC) has filed a lawsuit against Okanogan County, asking the court to …

Commissioners exempt smaller projects from environmental review across county

By Marcy Stamper
The standards for which construction projects will automatically be reviewed for potential environmental impact will be the same across the county, following …

Commissioners favor uniform environmental regulations for county

By Marcy Stamper
Environmental review for smaller construction projects will be uniform throughout the county if the Okanogan County commissioners adopt a proposed amendment to the county code. The commissioners requested the ordinance…

Lawsuit: Laws allowing ATVs on county roads should be struck down

By Marcy Stamper The Methow Valley Citizens’ Council (MVCC) and Conservation Northwest have filed a motion against Okanogan County asking the court to declare two county ordinances that opened hundreds of miles of roads to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) invalid because the county did not determine if they were safe or suitable for ATVs. The legal...