North Cascades Highway may open next week

North Cascades Highway may open next week

Highway crews expect to have the North Cascades Highway open by next week, or early the following week, making this year one of the earliest openings in a decade. Barring equipment breakdowns or other unforeseen …
Cougar killed after close encounter at Rendezvous home

Cougar killed after close encounter at Rendezvous home

Nate Hirsch, 15, was sitting on a couch in his upper Rendezvous home before school last week when he sensed something that made him turn around and look toward a window just behind him.
Low snowpack levels point to early opening for North Cascades Highway

Low snowpack levels point to early opening for North Cascades Highway

Transportation crews began clearing the North Cascades Highway from the Methow Valley side on Monday (March 16), opening up about 7 miles and stopping just below the Silver Star gate at the end of the first day. With far less snow and fewer avalanches than normal on the roadway, the...
Gypsy takes a musical trip from vaudeville to burlesque

Gypsy takes a musical trip from vaudeville to burlesque

With 15 musical numbers, original choreography, colorful costuming and a cast of thousands — well, about 30 anyway — the Methow Valley Theater’s production of Gypsy opens Friday (March 20) at the Methow Valley Community Center. Based on the memoirs of the famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee …