The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) filed a lawsuit last fall against the Okanogan County Electric Cooperative, seeking more than $1 million to reimburse DNR’s expenses for firefighting and investigation of the 2015 Twisp River Fire.
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Marriage licenses Deanna Lynn Melton, 37, Twisp, and Scott Tyler Michelsen, 41, Twisp Lashelle Lyman, 43, Twisp, and Mark Richard Easton, 57, Twisp
Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office Feb. 7 BURGLAR ALARM: A burglar alarm was set off at a location on Highway 20 between Mazama and Winthrop. Feb. 8 ABANDONED VEHICLE: An abandoned vehicle was reported at Highway 153 and Ross Road, Twisp. Feb. 11 ASSAULT: An assault was reported at a location on Twisp-Carlton Road. SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: […]
Okanogan County Sheriff Jan. 18 ACCIDENT: Non-injury accident at Highway 20 and Old Twisp Highway; abandoned vehicle partially blocking road. Jan. 19 ACCIDENT: Non-injury accident on French Creek Road, Methow — a snowplow backed into another vehicle. ANIMAL NOISE: Caller on Twisp-Winthrop Eastside Road reported a person who has dogs in the back of their pickup truck […]
The judge hearing the lawsuit brought against Okanogan County by Superior Court administrator Dennis Rabidou, who contends that the county commissioners interfered with payment of his full salary, has…
Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office Dec. 27 CHECK ON PERSONAL WELFARE: A check on the personal welfare was requested for a location on Surface Lane, Twisp. ACCIDENT: A non-injury accident was reported at Lower Beaver Creek Road and Finley Canyon Road. Dec. 28 ACCIDENT: A non-injury accident was reported on Wolf Creek Road, Winthrop. TRAFFIC HAZARD: […]
Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office Dec. 14 POWER OUTAGE: A power outage was reported in parts of the Methow Valley. ACCIDENT: A non-injury accident was reported at Highway 153 and Benson Creek Drive, Twisp. Dec. 15 CIVIL MATTER: Caller on Littell Road, Mazama, reported that their ex-spouse was still getting the caller’s mail, opening it and […]
In oral arguments last week, attorneys for Okanogan County argued that the county commissioners have the sole authority to set salaries for county staff.
At the same time, lawyers for the county’s superior court and juvenile department administrator asserted that…
Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office Nov. 19 STRAY ANIMALS: Caller on Balky Hill Road, Twisp, reported that about 15 cattle were roaming around on his property. Nov. 21 SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: Caller on Highway 153, Twisp, reported a suspicious vehicle driving in the area. SUSPICION OF DRUG USAGE: The Washington State Patrol requested a K-9 dog to […]
Oral arguments in a lawsuit filed by an Okanogan County Superior Court administrator against the Okanogan County and its commissioners over salary have been rescheduled for next month. Also at issue is whether authority to determine compensation for staff rests with the Superior Court judges or the county commissioners. Dennis Rabidou, Okanogan County’s superior court […]