500 attend listening session on bear restoration Most people attending a public meeting to comment the proposed restoration of grizzly bears in the North Cascades said the animal would not be welcome. About 500 people showed up Monday evening (Oct. 7) at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds Agriplex to express their opinions on a plan developed […]
Brown challenges Newhouse for 4th District congressional seat
By Ann McCreary Washington’s 4th Congressional District is a large, predominately rural district in the central part of the state, encompassing Adams, Benton, Franklin, Grant, Okanogan and Yakima counties, and parts of Douglas and Walla Walla counties. Since 2015 it has been represented by Republican Dan Newhouse of Sunnyside, a former state representative and state […]
Newhouse affirms support for keeping historic smokejumper base in the valley
During a visit to the Methow Valley on Tuesday (Oct. 9), Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Sunnyside) assured local officials that he will continue working to keep the North Cascades Smokejumper Base (NCSB) at its historic home.
Newhouse wants more info before grizzly bear decision
Touches on other local topics in Methow Valley appearance By Don Nelson Congressman Dan Newhouse told a group of Winthrop and Twisp chamber of commerce members last week that he is “ambivalent” about whether grizzly bears should be reintroduced to the North Cascades — but he wants potentially affected communities to have more of a […]
Brown brings ‘Big Table Tour’ to Okanogan County in campaign for 4th District seat
Christine Brown, a Democrat challenging Rep. Dan Newhouse to be the representative for the 4th Congressional District, launched her “Big Table Tour” in Okanogan County last week, with stops in Mazama and in Twisp, where she spoke to potential voters at a town hall meeting.
Brown said she held the Big Table Tour to …
Election 2018 notes
• Another District 12 candidate JD Greening, a former congressional staffer and Navy veteran, has entered the state representative race in Legislative District 12. Greening, a Republican who lives in Wenatchee, is the fourth announced candidate to fill the position being vacated by Cary Condotta, who recently announced that he will not seek re-election after serving […]
Newhouse makes strong push for headwaters protection
Several key steps must be accomplished in the next 10 months if 342,079 acres of Forest Service land at the headwaters of the Methow River is to gain protection from future mining.
The Methow Headwaters campaign, a local grassroots organization, has worked for the past two …
Democratic challenger to Congressman Newhouse seeks votes in the Methow
By Solveig Torvik Christine Brown, Democratic challenger to the 4th Congressional District’s incumbent Republican Rep. Dan Newhouse, outlined her priorities in the Methow Valley Community Center Friday evening (Aug. 18), and acknowledged she is facing “an uphill fight.” In a rare appearance in the Methow of a candidate seeking votes for national office, Brown said […]
Congressman Newhouse hears Methow Valley residents’ concerns
By line By Pat Leigh, Peter Morgan, Dr. Raleigh Bowden, Dr. Ann Diamond and Don McIvor On July 6, 20 constituents from Washington Congressional District 4, representing more than 500 individual community members, met with Congressman Dan Newhouse in a “listening session.” We represented expertise in health care, economic development, immigration law, public lands and climate […]
Newhouse will reschedule listening session in Okanogan County
By Marcy Stamper Rep. Dan Newhouse was not able to attend a listening session in Brewster scheduled for last week because of complications in treatment his wife, Carol, is receiving for cancer. “There have been recent complications, but we remain hopeful as Carol receives care to regain her strength. I need to be with my […]