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Letters to the editor: July 1, 2015

Letters to the editor: July 1, 2015

Your roads, your rights Dear Editor; We the citizens of Okanogan County have the right to expect that our paved county roads be used for their lawful intent. The major and minor connector roads that we all use to go to our jobs, our towns, our doctors, our schools and our county seat should have...
Long answer to a short question

Long answer to a short question

By Don Nelson I can’t even think of enough clichés — and I know a lot of them — to answer friendly questions about how I’m doing four years into my tenure as publisher of the Methow Valley News. Lots of people ask — friends, family, valley residents, visitors, professional colleagues — and I believe they genuinely want to how things are. My...
Teens win awards at Young Adult Art Intensive

Teens win awards at Young Adult Art Intensive

Fifteen kids ages 12–16 participated in last week’s Young Adult Art Intensive at TwispWorks — a three-day art camp designed to “encourage kids to think about art in new ways,” according to co-leader Matt Armbrust. Camp participants primarily focused on sculpture and printmaking. At an exhibition and awards ceremony Friday evening (June 26), Jessica Marker received the...
Twisp T-shirt winning design selected

Twisp T-shirt winning design selected

Anacortes artist Jennifer McGill submitted the winning design for a “Twisp T-shirt” in a project coordinated by the Town of Twisp and Methow Arts. McGill used images of various vegetables to create an American flag design, with the inscription “Twisp, Wa.” A local selection panel reviewed many submitted design proposals, said Methow Arts Executive Director...
Think twice before lighting fireworks this weekend

Think twice before lighting fireworks this weekend

Okanogan County code prohibits fireworks in all unincorporated areas of the county. Winthrop and Twisp do not have ordinances prohibiting fireworks, but in light of the current extreme fire danger, town officials advise against using fireworks this year. Winthrop Marshal Rikki Schwab asks that people use only “safe-and-sane” fireworks within town limits if they do...
Arts briefs: July 1, 2015

Arts briefs: July 1, 2015

McCollum exhibit at Methow Gallery The Methow Gallery at TwispWorks is exhibiting works by local artist Mary Lou McCollum. The gallery is open Thursday and Friday from noon–5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Visitors can also see and purchase the work of Methow Valley artists Terry Hunt, Donna Keyser, Laura Karcher and Matthew...
Going Fourth

Going Fourth

Fourth of July in these parts revolves around Twisp — big stuff for a little community. This year, “the heart of the Methow Valley” has a day of festivities planned that will satisfy everyone in the family.
Climbers, USFS combine to build trail

Climbers, USFS combine to build trail

A recent trail-building event hosted by the Methow Valley Ranger District brought together volunteers to construct a sustainable access trail to a newly popular climbing area known as The Matrix. Dozens of volunteers from the local area, and as far away as Leavenworth and Seattle, joined forces to construct the new more-sustainable trail and to...
Killer Whales kick off season with a strong start

Killer Whales kick off season with a strong start

Killer Whales kick off season with a strong start The Methow Valley Killer Whales swim team showed strong early-season form in two meets last week, both in Okanogan, racking up first-place finishes in all age groups and events. The team competed against the Okanogan Bullfrogs on Thursday (June 25), and was back in Okanogan on...
Local youth golfers compete in Bellingham

Local youth golfers compete in Bellingham

  Daisy Hilton (12), Adele Hilton (10) and Willa Hilton (13), all of Winthrop, recently attended a local qualifier for the Drive, Chip & Putt Contest, a national competition that results in the finalists playing at the Masters in April 2016. The competition took place in Bellingham at the Lake Padden Golf Course. The top...