Okanogan County Newswire (Page 6)

Okanogan County Newswire (Page 6)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Okanogan County, WA. (Page 6)

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  1. Okanogan County joins search for missing PCT hikerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2016 | Methow Valley News Home Page

    Okanogan County has joined a search for a Pacific Crest Trail through-hiker who has been missing for almost a month.

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  2. County adopts emergency rule to deal with development restrictionsRead the original story

    Nov 11, 2016 | Methow Valley News Home Page

    The Okanogan County commissioners have adopted an emergency ordinance to address a state Supreme Court ruling that halts new development without proof of water.

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  3. Affordable housing plan taking shapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2016 | Methow Valley News Home Page

    ... income toward housing. While residents of the Methow Valley have a higher median household income than in Okanogan County as a whole, the percentage of children below the poverty line is virtually the same in the Methow as in the rest of the countya ...

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  4. Short, fat hybrid skis offer new approach to exploring winterRead the original story

    Nov 11, 2016 | Seattle Times

    TONASKET, Okanogan County - Short, fat skis with free-heel bindings and built-in climbing skins are luring a growing number of winter trekkers into a sport Nils Larsen calls "skishoeing." "Adults step out on these and feel like kids again," said Larsen, who attracted dozens of people, young and old, to try out his Hok skis last winter at tiny Sitzmark Ski Area near Tonasket.

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  5. Search continues for missing Pacific Crest Trail hikerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2016 | KVEW-TV Kennewick

    ... Elum where he was seen near the Safeway store. At this time Yakima, Lewis, Kittitas, Chelan, Snohomish, and Okanogan County have been actively involved in the search. Kris may have gotten a ride from an ending point, or left the trail due to ...

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  6. Branch, Hover Lead Early Returns in Races for County Commission SeatsRead the original story

    Nov 9, 2016 | Methow Valley News Home Page

    Challenger Chris Branch held an early lead over incumbent Okanogan County Commissioner Sheilah Kennedy for the District 1 seat in returns posted Tuesday by the Okanogan County Auditor's Office.

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  7. Washington commission discusses salmon fishing reformsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2016 | The Columbian

    ... Although the reforms adopted in 2012 are supposed to apply through 2023, commission member Jay Kehne of Okanogan County said a complete review is needed before going to full implementation in 2017. "I think it's all back on the table if the ...

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  8. Youth's death possibly caused by alcohol overdose, coroner saysRead the original story

    Nov 2, 2016 | Methow Valley News Home Page

    A preliminary investigation indicates that a 17-year-old man on a brush-clearing crew died from an alcohol overdose or poisoning, according to Okanogan County Coroner Dave Rodriguez.

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  9. County mulls tourism optionsRead the original story

    Nov 2, 2016 | Methow Valley News Home Page

    The Okanogan County commissioners and a committee that oversees tourism promotions recently heard two proposals for marketing the county as a travel destination: from the Okanogan County Tourism Council , which has been promoting tourism for the county for 27 years, and from the Borderlands Historical Society, which operates the visitor information ... (more)

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  10. Open house will review Twisp revitalization ideasRead the original story

    Nov 2, 2016 | Methow Valley News Home Page

    ... said law enforcement agencies and emergency responders, including Aero Methow Rescue Service and the Okanogan County Sheriff's Office, are taking an active role in developing those plans. Preliminary plans for the building call for setting up an ...

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  11. Lawsuit claims PUD trespassed, damaged landRead the original story

    Nov 1, 2016 | Wenatchee World

    Unfinished business: Cascade’s Mullins hoping to close high school career with another trip to winner’s circle To the beat of his own drum: Mason McRae rejects disability stereotypes, becomes invaluable member of WHS Golden Apple Band METHOW - Owners of property near Methow are suing the Okanogan County PUD, claiming that the utility trespassed on and damaged their land while building a $5 million transmission line this summer. Mark and Annette Fitzsimmons, of Pierce County, and Janet Thompson, of Thurston County, sued Sept.

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  12. Twisp powerline construction wraps up for the winterRead the original story

    Nov 1, 2016 | Wenatchee World

    Unfinished business: Cascade’s Mullins hoping to close high school career with another trip to winner’s circle To the beat of his own drum: Mason McRae rejects disability stereotypes, becomes invaluable member of WHS Golden Apple Band TWISP - A $5 million transmission line from Pateros to Twisp that was stalled by legal issues for nearly two decades will again be delayed - this time due to deer migration and other wildlife considerations. But, an Okanogan County PUD official said, it's just a seasonal holdup.

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  13. Judge agrees to remove murder defendant's ankle bracelet monitorRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2016 | Wenatchee World

    ... murder in the death of Debra L. Long, 51, in a property dispute southeast of Tonasket in June 2015. Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Chris Culp delivered his decision with a strict warning, after what he called a threat on social media. The ...

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  14. Retail marijuana outlet proposed for CarltonRead the original story

    Oct 26, 2016 | Methow Valley News Home Page

    ... store operators would add approximately 13 security cameras, an alarm and new signs to comply with the law. Okanogan County's recently adopted zoning code requires a conditional-use permit for new cannabis businesses. Conditional-use permits provide ...

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  15. Kennedy sets goals for second termRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2016 | Methow Valley News Home Page

    ... The District 1 commissioner represents Omak, most of Okanogan, and the Colville Reservation and southern Okanogan County, but all voters in the county vote for the position in the general election. Kennedy was not available for an interview in time ...

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  16. Brittany Jean concerts will support long-term recovery effortsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2016 | Methow Valley News Home Page

    ... efforts. Jean is a Brewster-based singer/songwriter whose hit single "Wildfire" became the soundtrack to Okanogan County Long Term Recovery efforts. She will appear on Nov. 5 in Leavenworth at the Snowy Owl Theater (5 p.m.); on Nov. 12 at The Merc ...

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  17. Stolen-property case overturned for tribal jurisdictionRead the original story

    Oct 25, 2016 | Wenatchee World

    An enrolled Colville Tribes member should not have been prosecuted in Okanogan County courts over stolen property found on tribal land, a Court of Appeals panel ruled Tuesday. David Randall Priest, 47, was found in possession of a stolen truck and other stolen equipment at the reservation home of his sister in June 2013, after the vehicle and gear were reported stolen from a residence in Omak.

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  18. Ballots pouring into elections officesRead the original story

    Oct 25, 2016 | Wenatchee World

    ... when 84.6 percent of voters returned a ballot. About 80 percent of registered voters in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan county voted in that election. Presidential elections typically prompt high voter participation and, with Hillary Clinton and Donald ...

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  19. Wilf Woods |Railroad line opened up Okanogan CountyRead the original story

    Oct 25, 2016 | Wenatchee World

    All you ever want to know about the W-O line is carried in a new book, "The Rusty Dusty," the history of Great Northern's Wenatchee-Oroville line. It is more than that: the authors have reviewed the railroad history of the region and its importance in hauling the outputs to market.

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  20. Two races to determine make-up of county commissionRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2016 | Wenatchee World

    Republican Sheilah Kennedy says re-electing her to the Okanogan County Commission - especially after fellow Commissioner Ray Campbell was knocked out in the primary - is vital to keeping the county on track and to protecting its customs and culture. Her opponent, Independent Chris Branch - and both candidates who hope to take Campbell's place - say it's time for a new group of leaders to take over so they can resolve many issues with the current commission.

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