Okanogan County temporarily closes all tourist lodging to prevent spread of COVID19

On April 14, 2020, Okanogan County commissioners signed a joint resolution calling for the closure of overnight transient accommodations and hospitality lodging until further notice due to coronavirus. The resolution includes a couple exemptions which should be reviewed carefully. Violation of the order could result in criminal misdemeanor charges, a fine, and/or loss of your … More Okanogan County temporarily closes all tourist lodging to prevent spread of COVID19

MethowNet to expand internet offerings

An exciting message from board president, Jordan: For the past several months, MethowNet has been working with Lee Whittaker, Jim Cahill, and Arlo Borgnino to evaluate the availability of internet service in the Woodlands using a new/different technology than they typically use.  I won’t pretend to understand the tech side of it; however, they have let … More MethowNet to expand internet offerings

Highway 20 to remain closed indefinitely

On March 26, Secretary of Transportation Roger Millar suspended most maintenance work due to COVID-19 safety concerns, and implemented an “Essential Maintenance” approach to further comply with the state’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order to safeguard public health. Under these guidelines, Washington DOT has paused most maintenance across the state, including work to reopen the … More Highway 20 to remain closed indefinitely

WA Dep’t of Ecology announces Methow Valley burn ban

A ban on outdoor burning and the use of uncertified stoves and fireplaces begins at 8 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in Okanogan County’s Methow Valley, and for all of Chelan and Douglas counties due to poor air quality in the region. The Washington Department of Ecology is calling the ban because stagnant conditions are forecast in the … More WA Dep’t of Ecology announces Methow Valley burn ban

Winter preparations

Now that winter temperatures are upon us, there are a few considerations for Liberty Woodlands homeowners. Fire hydrants: Please do not turn hydrants off. We need to leave them a crack open to allow water to escape so the pipes do not freeze and break. Speed signs:  Gay will be moving the speed signs off … More Winter preparations

Highway 20 information

As fall marches on, we watch with anticipation for the date when Highway 20 closes for the season. Typically, it closes around late-November, although it has closed as early as October 17th back in 2003. The latest WSDOT information is available online, including webcams, weather conditions, driving conditions, a map of the closure points, and … More Highway 20 information