Kittitas County Commissioners don’t like Small Wind Bill

Daily Record – January 26, 2012: Kittitas County officials are against small-wind bill. Kittitas County Commissioner Paul Jewell testified against a bill earlier this month in Olympia that would allow the state to grant permits for smaller wind turbines that are involved … Continue reading

Kittitas County Commissioners unanimously shoot down a request to expand the area in the county where wind farms are allowed.

The denial followed several hours of testimony about whether to expand the existing wind-farm zone by more than 57-hundred acres. Commissoners say the expansion isn’t necessary because wind farm developers can build outside the current zone after completing a permitting … Continue reading

Washington Supreme Court Restricts Water Rights – Decision May Impede Development in Rural Counties

Another look and up-date of water issues in Cle Elum and Upper Kittitas County…  A recent Washington Supreme opinion will make it more difficult for rural housing developers to secure water rights for their projects. In Kittitas County v. Eastern … Continue reading