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Mountain Lion of the Week: Chase VanderYacht

Mountain Lion of the Week: Chase VanderYacht

This week we are recognizing senior basketball player Chase VanderYacht as the Mountain Lion of the Week. His leadership and selflessness are remarkable qualities both on and off the court. Chase does an outstanding job of demonstrating the attitude and attributes of a true Mountain Lion. Here is what two LBHS staff members wrote in...
Our space odyssey

Our space odyssey

By Don Nelson Some things we need are missing. My desk is a mess, and I should be setting a better example. The infrastructure requires a few minor repairs, like the front door that won’t close properly and a few dangly things that need to be secured. There are things cluttering the hallway that should...
Letters to the editor: Feb. 3, 2016

Letters to the editor: Feb. 3, 2016

Consider the science Dear Editor: In the Libby Creek-Buttermilk watersheds of the Methow Valley, the U.S. Forest Service will soon decide on a proposal promoted by the North Central Washington Forest Health Collaborative (NCWFHC) recommending “treatments” implemented in selected areas among 50,000 acres of forest. The net result? Removing 5 million board feet of timber...
Nielsen headed to Norway for 2016 Youth Olympics

Nielsen headed to Norway for 2016 Youth Olympics

Methow Valley biathlete Eli Nielsen will be part of the U.S. team competing in the Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, on Feb. 9-22. Nielsen is a sophomore at Liberty Bell High School. He was also a 2015 USA Youth and Junior Biathlon World Championship Team Trials qualifier. Nielsen’s family lives in Stehekin but he...
LBHS Knowledge Bowl team takes top spot at Manson meet

LBHS Knowledge Bowl team takes top spot at Manson meet

The Liberty Bell High School No. 1 team took first place among 24 teams from seven schools at a Knowledge Bowl meet in Manson on Jan. 25. Liberty Bell No. 1 — captain Rowan Post, Corey Diamond, Sebastian Hogness and Chase VanderYacht – won all three of its rounds to score 68 points, topping Okanogan No. 2...
Mountain Lions rebound from loss at Brewster to pummel Bridgeport

Mountain Lions rebound from loss at Brewster to pummel Bridgeport

It was a week of lows and highs for the Liberty Bell High School varsity boys’ basketball team, which went from a 38-point loss to a 39-point win in the span of a few days.
Mountain Lion of the Week: Bodie Paul

Mountain Lion of the Week: Bodie Paul

This week we are recognizing seventh-grade wrestler and basketball player, Bodie Paul, as the Mountain Lion of the Week. Bodie is a hard worker who acts with principles, open-mindedness, and determination in all facets of his school life. Bodie was nominated by a teacher who said, “He works hard and is a great wrestler. He...
Sports briefs: Feb. 3, 2016

Sports briefs: Feb. 3, 2016

LBHS football future discussed Liberty Bell High School will host a community discussion on Friday (Feb. 5) about whether the varsity football team should continue playing eight-man ball, or consider going back to 11-man competition. The Mountain Lions played a non-league schedule of eight-man football last season and had an 8-1 record. The switch to...
Methow Valley Nordic skiers excel in B.C., Utah races

Methow Valley Nordic skiers excel in B.C., Utah races

The Methow Valley Nordic Team has had a busy couple of weeks of travel and competition. The 9- to 12-year-old racers headed to the B.C. Midget Championships in Salmon Arm, B.C., on Jan. 23 – 24, and the 13- to 18-year-olds raced at the 2002 Olympic Venue at Soldier Hollow, Utah, on Jan. 29 – 30. Meanwhile, Claire Waichler...
Winterfest heats up TwispWorks campus with Saturday celebration

Winterfest heats up TwispWorks campus with Saturday celebration

TwispWorks and the Spartan Art Project host the fourth annual Winterfest celebration on Saturday (Feb. 6), featuring music, dancing, art, food and other entertainment throughout the Twisp campus from 6–10 p.m. Music from Bach to bluegrass will be presented on three stages, including performances by the Tamarack String Quartet, duo Danbert Nobacon and Anna Dooley, Terry...