Repair work continues on damaged highways

Repair work continues on damaged highways

By Ann McCreary
Highway 153 remains closed south of Benson Creek while state transportation officials try to reach agreement with a landowner in order to repair damage caused by flooding and mudslides last month. Work continues on other damaged sections of …
Family Health Centers to buy Dr. Jensen’s practice in Twisp

Family Health Centers to buy Dr. Jensen’s practice in Twisp

By Don Nelson
Longtime local physician Dr. Joe Jensen, owner of Methow Valley Family Practice in Twisp, has reached an agreement to sell the practice to Family Health Centers (FHC), a nonprofit health care system based in Okanogan. The transaction will be completed in May 2015. Jensen, who is...
State’s salmon recovery funding board tours Methow

State’s salmon recovery funding board tours Methow

Staff from the Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board hosted a tour of the Methow Valley for members of the Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board last Wednesday (Sept. 17). Representatives from National Marine Fisheries Service out of Portland, Oregon, and Washington, D.C., also attended, according to a recovery board press...
Lady Lions turn back tough Oroville, 3–1

Lady Lions turn back tough Oroville, 3–1

By Mike Maltais

The Liberty Bell High School varsity volleyball team defeated Oroville, 3 – 1, last Thursday (Sept. 18) after opening the week with a rough back-to-back road schedule that included a 3 – 2 loss to non-league Soap Lake and a 3 – 1 win over league rival Tonasket.

Mountain Lions open league play with loss to Tonasket

Mountain Lions open league play with loss to Tonasket

By Mike Maltais

Coming off a 52-7 non-league loss to the visiting La Salle Lightning of the 1A South Central Division two weeks ago, the Liberty Bell High School varsity football team met another even larger opponent when the 51-man roster of Tonasket Tigers stopped by to …...

‘Conversations on Finality’ opens at Confluence

‘Conversations on Finality’ opens at Confluence

By Ann McCreary

A Confluence Gallery art exhibit on the subject of death that opens on Saturday (Sept. 27) has been planned for more than a year — long before the Methow Valley was struck by July’s devastating firestorms and August’s destructive mudslides. As the community works to move...

XC boys first at Bridgeport, eighth at Wenatchee

XC boys first at Bridgeport, eighth at Wenatchee

By Mike Maltais

The Liberty Bell High School varsity cross-country boys delivered strong performances with a first-place finish at the Bridgeport Invitational on Sept. 16 followed by …

Inspirational messages, handmade arts at Winthrop’s Purple Sage 

Inspirational messages, handmade arts at Winthrop’s Purple Sage 

By Laurelle Walsh
Purple Sage … Methow Style is a “fun and funky” collection of handmade art, crafts, textiles, jewelry and decorative pieces in a bright storefront on the boardwalk in Winthrop. Kyrie and Kathleen Jardin opened the doors of their new Riverside Avenue store …