BLM’s Draft EIS for Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing – COMMENTS DUE March 13, 2019

Rick Edwards,  provided this information on  commenting on the Draft EIS.   Do note that reading through the document is the best way to formulate comments.   It is work, but there is only one ANWR.   I did not take the time to align all the pages, so  you all know how to rotate them ?  Right ?  Ask if you need some help.  We can whoop the forces of evil,  we must !  Kevin



Townhouse development planned for Wenatchee Foothills

by Ryan Kneedler


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An architectural drawing of the Queens Court Villas. The 52-unit development is currently in a public review process.

WENATCHEE — A development with dozens of townhouses may be coming to the foothills of No. 2 Canyon.

The city of Wenatchee received an application for a 13-building, 52-townhouse development on Jan. 23, according to city records. The development, which is being called Queens Court Villas, will sit at the end of Queens Court road, off No. 2 Canyon Road.

The townhouses will be about 2,100 square feet with four stories and two-car garages, according to the records. The developer is Castle Heights Holdings Inc.

The project will be built in three phases on six acres of a 22.57-acre lot, according to the records. It’s unclear what the other acreage will be used for.

The city’s Department of Community Development is accepting public feedback on the proposal until March 1, said Planning Manager Stephen Neuenschwander.

Since the project has more than 20 units, the city is required to review its environmental impact to the area under the state Environmental Policy Act, Neuenschwander said.

At this point the city expects to issue a determination of non-significance, according to the records. But Neuenschwander said that could change if adverse environmental impacts are identified during the public comment period.

The development is in a zoning district that would normally allow for four units per acre, according to the records.

But the development applied for “bonus density credits” from the city in exchange for preserving natural features, offering parking and building a trail system, according to the records.

The development is roughly half a mile from the site of the Black Rock Terrace Estates development. That project is currently pending in Chelan County Superior Court after appeals were filed by residents and the Department of Fish and Wildlife over mule deer habitat protection.

Reach Reilly Kneedler at 509-661-5213 or . Follow Reilly on Twitter at @reillykneedler.

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Monday, Feb. 18 – “Sharing What We Stand For!!!!!”: President’s Day Rally at Memorial Park Noon to 1:30
Bring Signs to Support:
* The Green New Deal
* Equality
* Diversity           
Interfaith Climate Group:  1:00 pm @ Susan Evan’s home – 1101 Appleland Dr.
Your Help Is Needed!: Do you want to become involved with planning the 3rd annual NCW EcoChallenge? Sustainable Wenatchee and Climate Conversations are looking for volunteers to help find prizes, collect donations and help us publicize the event, which is coming up in May. If you’d like to join the planning committee, please email Jana at”
Save the Dates!:
* Sustainable Wenatchee is sponsoring the showing of “Wasted” The story of food waste! @ March 5th at the Wenatchee Valley Museum  7-9pm
* is sponsoring the showing of “The Reluctant Radical” One of the first “Valve Turners” March 9th @ the Veteran’s Hall at the Wenatchee Community Center  Doors open at 2:00
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