Forest Service, community honor fallen firefighters

Forest Service, community honor fallen firefighters

Firefighters, U.S. Forest Service staff and community members had an opportunity for personal and shared reflection about the lived legacy of Tom Zbyszewski, Rick Wheeler and Andrew Zajac, the three firefighters who died in the Twisp River Fire one year ago. The U.S. Forest Service held a formal tribute on the...
Reflection site encourages quiet contemplation

Reflection site encourages quiet contemplation

On a tranquil knoll with views of three Methow Valley watersheds, the Methow Valley Ranger District has created a site for reflection and contemplation to honor the firefighters who died in the Twisp River Fire. The living memorial — located next to the ranger district offices in Winthrop — brings together...
Winthrop crosswalk plan more than a pedestrian issue

Winthrop crosswalk plan more than a pedestrian issue

Plans for new accessible pedestrian ramps at each corner of the four-way stop in Winthrop drew criticism, concern and some support when state transportation officials presented their ideas to the community last week. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) held a public open house prior to the Winthrop Council’s Aug....
New dairy begins selling locally produced milk

New dairy begins selling locally produced milk

Sam Thrasher got her first dairy cow eight years ago, but developing a licensed commercial dairy was always more of a long-range dream. Thrasher thought she’d be able to pour concrete for a dairy barn in five years and acquire the necessary stainless-steel equipment for the dairy every few years. But...