New group formed to promote strong leaders for county commissioner Although three dozen candidates are vying to be the next U.S. president, there are only a handful of contested races in this November’s local elections. Okanogan County Commissioner Jim DeTro ran unopposed for his second term in 2014. A new organization — called Represent Okanogan County, or […]
Mazama land use
Two-lot subdivision proposed near Mazama
Two property owners have applied to Okanogan County to divide 29 acres about four miles southeast of Mazama into two lots plus a riparian conservation zone. The Iron Goat short plat is on the north side of Highway 20, across from the intersection of Kumm Road. If the subdivision is approved, it would create one […]
County amends code for Mazama developments
The Okanogan County commissioners unanimously approved an amendment to the county code that requires at least twice the minimum lot size for planned developments in Mazama. The change makes zoning in the Upper Valley more consistent with that in the rest of the Methow Review District. The commissioners adopted the amendment on Monday (March 24). […]
Scaled-back development up for planning department review again in Mazama
By Marcy Stamper
A Mazama property owner has revised a proposal for a development on Goat Creek Road, scaling it back to two residences instead of three on the eight-and-a-half acres.
Project sponsor Ken Madden filed a revised proposal in March with …
Mazama land-use case could set state water law
By Marcy Stamper
An appeal of a Mazama land-use case could have significant consequences for state water law, according to the Washington attorney general and Department of Ecology.