Okanogan County voters handily approved a proposed sales tax increase to support a countywide bus system in last week’s general election. Proposition 1 drew 5,134 “yes” votes, or about 56 percent, compared to 4,002 “no” votes among the ballots counted by Friday, Nov. 8. The measure will add an additional four-tenths of 1 percent to […]
By Marcy Stamper
A voter-proposed initiative requiring labeling of genetically engineered foods would be the first such labeling law in the country if voters approve it statewide in the Nov. 5 general election.
Ballots mailed for Nov. election Ballots for the Nov. 5 general election were mailed last Wednesday (Oct. 16), the Okanogan County Auditor’s office reported. If you have not received your ballot by Friday (Oct. 25), contact the Auditor’s Office at (509) 422-7240. The Auditor’s Office, at 149 Third Ave. N. in Okanogan, is open Monday […]
By Laurelle Walsh and Ann McCreary
Three Winthrop offices – only one contested – and one uncontested Twisp council position on the November ballot
BY LAURELLE WALSH & ANN McCREARY Four of Winthrop’s almost 400 residents filed for local office in time for the May 17 deadline: current council member Sue Langdalen for mayor, incumbent Rick Northcott and newcomers Vern Herrst and Mike Strulic for positions on the town council. Langdalen will be running unopposed for mayor at the […]
BY DON NELSON Only a couple of local elections will be contested after filing ended last Friday (May 17) unless write-in candidates emerge. Openings were available for town council positions in Twisp and Winthrop, and for the boards or commissions of the Methow Valley School District, Okanogan County Fire District 6, Cemetery Districts 1 and […]