The day-long session includes a public forum The search committee for a new principal for Liberty Bell High School has selected four candidates for a full day of interviews on Monday (Feb. 4). The interview process includes a parent/community forum on Monday (Feb. 4) from 4 to 5:15 p.m. in the Liberty Bell library. “We […]
The Okanogan County commissioners are holding a public hearing on amendments to the zoning code that would change where cannabis could be grown. The proposal would also impose rules to minimize the impact on neighboring parcels. The public hearing is Monday (Jan. 28) at 7 p.m. in the commissioners’ auditorium in Okanogan. The proposed changes […]
People can learn about a recent decision by the Washington Department of Ecology that could restrict building in some areas of the Methow Valley at a public meeting on Thursday (Jan. 17). The presentation and Q&A session are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Twisp Valley Grange. The presentation is organized by the Methow […]
Outdoor and indoor burning limited to improve air quality YAKIMA – A ban on outdoor burning and the use of uncertified stoves and fireplaces begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, in Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Okanogan, Ferry, Pend Oreille and Stevens counties due to poor air quality predicted for the region. Restrictions on burning will […]
Deadline to submit materials for scoping process is Friday People have until Friday (Jan. 4) to submit ideas the county should consider when looking at the potential environmental impacts of its updated comprehensive plan. The deadline is for the scoping process, which is how the county collects information about topics to study in its environmental […]
The county’s comprehensive planning process has always been a little hard to grasp. By design, the plan focuses on lofty visions rather than nitty-gritty, on-the-ground details. With sections on groundwater, mining resource lands, and neighborhood commercial centers, the plan can seem complex and wonky.
But the comp plan is vital to the quality of life and economic vitality of Okanogan County because it guides where growth should occur, whether the county will be rural or more suburban, and what will drive the economy. Regulations including the county’s zoning code, which outlines land uses for specific parcels, are based on the comp plan.
Now, as the county revamps its comp plan and looks at how any changes will affect the environment, people are again being asked to share their vision about the county’s future.
Editor’s note: Post has been updated to remove deadlines for the issues that have published. The final few issues of the Methow Valley News in 2018 will all have early deadlines to accommodate holiday scheduling. Advertisers and anyone submitting information to the paper should plan accordingly. We thank you in advance for your help. Here’s […]
An Okanogan County Superior Court judge has denied a request by suspended Winthrop Marshal Daniel Tindall to temporarily stay his decertification as a police officer in Washington state.
Tindall said this week that the expense of mounting further appeals to challenge the dercertification is prohibitive, and he will have to give up the marshal’s position he assumed in August 2017. He will not be able to serve as a peace officer anywhere in the state for at least five years.
Winthrop marshal had sought review of state order By Don Nelson An Okanogan County Superior Court judge has denied a request by suspended Winthrop Marshal Daniel Tindall to temporarily stay his decertification as a police officer in Washington state. Tindall and his attorney, James David of Northwest Legal Advocates LLC in Vancouver, appeared before Superior […]
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced Tuesday (No. 27) that the North Cascades Highway will close for the season at 4 p.m. on Wednesday (Nov. 28). WSDOT said in a press release that many of the avalanche chutes have filled on the 37-mile stretch of the highway that is closed for the winter, […]