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Liberty Bell home stand nets three wins, lots of Lara goals

Liberty Bell home stand nets three wins, lots of Lara goals

The Liberty Bell High School boys’ soccer team took three out of four matches in a busy week that saw Jorge Lara continue his relentless season-long assault on opponents’ nets. The Mountain Lions started the week with a home game against Brewster, losing 1-0. Brewster is undefeated in league play. “We had just returned from...
Mountain Lions suffer first baseball loss of season against Brewster but add two wins

Mountain Lions suffer first baseball loss of season against Brewster but add two wins

The Liberty Bell High School baseball team came back after spring break with a win, a loss (its first of the season), another win and an undecided outcome. At their home opener on April 14, the Mountain Lions beat Tonasket, 8-5. Liberty Bell had topped Tonasket on the road, 4-2, in its last game before...
Softball team wraps three wins around one loss

Softball team wraps three wins around one loss

The Liberty Bell High School softball team took three out of four games in a busy week of competition after coming back from spring break. On April 14, the Lady Lions overwhelmed Tonasket at home, 14-2 in a five-inning game. Kelsey Baldwin pitched 4 1/2 innings and Devin Surface pitched half an inning, finishing out...

Prescribed burning update

From the U.S. Forest Service on Thursday morning (April 23): We received approval from the Department of Natural Resources to burn the Lucky 2 unit today near Edelweiss. We’ll be out there shortly to start a test fire and evaluate conditions, then continue or stop accordingly. The unit is 34 acres; if we can complete...
Two new practitioners at Country Clinic specialize in family medicine

Two new practitioners at Country Clinic specialize in family medicine

By Marcy Stamper The Country Clinic in Winthrop, which physician and owner Ann Diamond said is “bursting at the seams,” is adding two new providers. Nurse practitioner Phoebe Hershenow started on Thursday (April‑16) and already had a full schedule last week, said Diamond. Hershenow, with a specialty in family medicine, has spent her career in...
DNR: Wildfire season is now official

DNR: Wildfire season is now official

Wildfire season has officially begun in Washington state. The Department of Natural Resources said in a press release that the season began on April 15. DNR said that it has already had more than 60 forest fires reported this year on lands protected by the agency. “This year, we have ominous predictions for a hot,...
‘Living with Fire’ presentation in Tonasket

‘Living with Fire’ presentation in Tonasket

The Okanogan Highlands Alliance will present “Living with Fire,” a program on fire ecology, history and management in the region, on May 1 at the Community Cultural Center (CCC) of Tonasket. Presenting will be Jason Llewellyn and Dale Swedberg. Llewellyn has been a primary wildland firefighter for 18 years with the U.S. Forest Service. Swedberg...
DNR salvage logging in lower Valley gets go-ahead from state board

DNR salvage logging in lower Valley gets go-ahead from state board

Logging of trees that burned in the Carlton Complex Fire can go forward this spring and summer, now that a state board has denied an appeal to halt the salvage sale in the lower Methow Valley. The Pollution Control Hearings Board (PCHB) found on April 14 that the environmental groups that sought the stay had...
Trivia Night a test of memory and accumulated knowledge

Trivia Night a test of memory and accumulated knowledge

Trivia Night, a fundraiser for the Public School Funding Alliance, will take place Monday (April 27) at the Twisp River Pub. Spectators are welcome to watch the competitors. The cost is $20, which includes dinner and answer forms to play along with the competing teams. A cash bar will be available. Doors open at 5...
Winthrop council hears about Westernization code update’s goals

Winthrop council hears about Westernization code update’s goals

The Winthrop Town Council got an update last week on the Westernization Architectural Committee’s (WAC) progress toward revising the codes that govern Winthrop’s authentic western look and feel. Lynette Westendorf, a WAC member, told the council members she thought it was a good time to bring them up to date because …