Cookies, customer service bring repeat business For the past nine seasons, Ron and Kim Mackie and their son Dustin have been outfitting the skiing masses, locals and visitors alike, from their beloved hole-in-the-wall shop in the strip mall they share with Ulrich’s Pharmacy and Hanks’ Harvest Foods. For the upcoming season, the Mackies bought themselves […]
Like many counties across the state, Okanogan County sometimes hires outside attorneys for their expertise in certain areas of the law or for a large workload.
But Okanogan County’s use of contract lawyers is not analogous to the arrangement that drew a rebuke for …
Okanogan County has entered into a new contract with attorney Sandy Mackie for continued professional legal services for land-use matters and litigation. The contract sets an hourly rate of $200 and reimburses fees for legal research. Mackie has been handling land-use matters for the county since June 2013, initially through his former law firm, Perkins […]
High court ruling shifts water adequacy burden to county By Marcy Stamper The Okanogan County commissioners have adopted an emergency ordinance to address a state Supreme Court ruling that halts new development without proof of water. The emergency ordinance establishes a new process for reviewing building applications following the October high court decision, which requires […]
By Don Nelson
As the worst snow season in years drags into February, people who make their living in the winter recreation business might be expected to hunker down and wait until next year …
Preventing suicide Dear Editor: Losing a member of the community to suicide uniquely affects the entire Methow Valley; because our community is small and interwoven, it is likely that many of us will know the individuals lost or intimately know those grieving after a suicide occurs. Below is a list of local, county, and national […]