Burned bear cub making good progress

Burned bear cub making good progress

By Ann McCreary
Cinder, the bear cub who was badly burned in the Carlton Complex Fire, is moving well now on her bandaged paws after a month of treatment at a California wildlife rehabilitation center. She’s moving so well, in fact, that she leads her caregivers on...

Volunteers, agencies team up to clear slide debris from river

Volunteers, agencies team up to clear slide debris from river

By Marcy Stamper

Steve Taylor, a professional river guide who has logged hundreds of thousands of miles on local rivers, was concerned about the impact on the Methow River when a torrent of mud and water cascaded down hillsides last month, destroying a dozen houses.

With several of...

Detours will continue as repairs made on state highways

Detours will continue as repairs made on state highways

By Ann McCreary

Motorists should expect detours and delays to continue for several weeks on state highways 20 and 153, which were extensively damaged in recent floods and mudslides. Sections of both highways — two of the three highways that access the Methow Valley — were washed out …

Improv theater taking root in the Methow Valley

Improv theater taking root in the Methow Valley

By Laurelle Walsh
A small group of improvisational theater enthusiasts has established twice-monthly practice sessions in the valley, and would like to encourage others to give it a try. Still without a formal name, the improv group meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at …...
Barns, boots & country roots

Barns, boots & country roots

The 67th-annual Okanogan County Fair lured exhibitors of pigs, cattle and goats; chickens, lop-eared bunnies and kittens; cookies and brownies; and quilts and pickles from around the county. The Methow Valley Cascaders 4-H Club attracted many new participants this year, who showed 16 pigs, chickens, rabbits, horses and a steer,...
Lady Lions shut out Tigers; lose to Bulldogs

Lady Lions shut out Tigers; lose to Bulldogs

By Mike Maltais
The Liberty Bell High School varsity girls’ soccer team split a pair of games against tough opponents from Okanogan and Tonasket at the Okanogan Jamboree last Saturday (Sept. 6). In two 20-minute games, the Lady Lions handed the Tigers a 2-0 loss and came up short,...
Thank you cards

Thank you cards

Sixth graders from Burlington, Washington sent more than 40 handmade thank-you cards to Methow Valley firefighters last month, care of Fire District 6 Assistant Chief Cody Acord. A letter on City of Burlington stationery that accompanied the cards stated, “Please help to pass out the cards to the Methow Fire...
Lady Lions get first look at Bears, Bulldogs

Lady Lions get first look at Bears, Bulldogs

By Mike Maltais
The Liberty Bell High School varsity girls’ volleyball team dropped two abbreviated games to strong teams from Brewster and Okanogan at the Okanogan Jamboree last Saturday (Sept. 6). The two former 1A Caribou Trail League schools made their debut as part of the new Central Washington...

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

• Winthrop decides against ATVs in town
• Where does relief money go?
• Hawk festival this weekend
• Field trip to burn area

 

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