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Daily archive May 8, 2014
Input on county ATV proposal mostly favorable

Input on county ATV proposal mostly favorable

By Marcy Stamper
Okanogan County received 40 comments on its proposal to open 597 additional miles of county roads to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and on the county planning director’s analysis of the potential …
Garbage gets to glitter at Trashion Show

Garbage gets to glitter at Trashion Show

By Don Nelson
It’s not enough to conceive and construct it. Someone has to wear it and strut it if you want your trashy outfit to take home a prize at Confluence Gallery’s fourth annual Trashion Show on Saturday …
Artists in Mother Experience Project examine the maternal ties that bind

Artists in Mother Experience Project examine the maternal ties that bind

By Laurelle Walsh
Eleven valley artists will tell their stories of mothering and being mothered in a one-night show at The Merc Playhouse on Sunday (May 11) at 7 p.m. The Mother Experience Project is a one-hour …
2014 North Cascades Pass opening

2014 North Cascades Pass opening

On schedule – actually, a few minutes ahead of schedule – the Silver Star gate on Highway 20 west of Mazama swung open just before noon Thursday (May 8) and westbound motorists began driving over Washington Pass. Meanwhile, valley-bound traffic headed over from the west side, led by a contingent of motorcyclists. A few hardy...
Arts briefs: May 7, 2014

Arts briefs: May 7, 2014

This week: a garden exhibit opens at the Methow Valley Inn in Twisp, Cascadia concert coming mid-month, make Postcards on letterpress at Door No. 3, and Merc offers drama camps for kids
County crews mixing plant matter and soil on Texas Creek

County crews mixing plant matter and soil on Texas Creek

By Marcy Stamper
Okanogan County Public Works crews have done more erosion-prevention work and cleaned up related debris from trees that had been deposited on steep slopes above Texas Creek, according to …
Liberty Bell sluggers capture league crown

Liberty Bell sluggers capture league crown

By Mike Maltais
The Liberty Bell High School varsity baseball team overran Pateros and Oroville in a pair of doubleheaders last week to remain undefeated in league play, claim the …
Flower power

Flower power

Methow Conservancy Educational Programs Director Mary Kiesau led 10 plant lovers on a “Wildflower Walk and Talk” above Riser Lake last Friday. Arrowleaf balsamroot, lupine and service berry were among the floriferous displays. The next wildflower walk is scheduled for May 14.
Season’s best performances pace track team

Season’s best performances pace track team

By Mike Maltais
In preparation for its own Liberty Bell Invitational coming up this Friday (May 9), the Liberty Bell High School varsity track and field team linked together a chain of seasonal personal-best performances at …
Boys tennis team builds on wins over White Swan, Lake Roosevelt

Boys tennis team builds on wins over White Swan, Lake Roosevelt

By Mike Maltais
A rebuilding White Swan boys’ team that lost over half-a-dozen seniors to graduation last year was no match for the Liberty Bell High School varsity boys’ tennis team at