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Letters to the editor: August 5, 2015

Letters to the editor: August 5, 2015

Great festival Dear Editor: We would like to thank the hundreds of donors and dozens of volunteers and many sponsors and artists who helped make the 20th annual Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival our most successful program ever. We had record attendance with more than 1,000 people attending the main stage festival concerts, record sales...
Battling the barrage

Battling the barrage

By Don Nelson The other day in the Evergreen IGA I ran into Tom and Sonya Campion, two of the valley’s most ardent supporters and benefactors, and we got to talking about the U.S. Army’s proposal to conduct mountain training exercises with helicopters in North Central Washington, including the Methow Valley and its recreational environs....
Killer Whales win county championship in undefeated season

Killer Whales win county championship in undefeated season

The Methow Valley Killer Whales swim team claimed another Okanogan County Summer Swim League championship on Saturday (Aug. 1), easily outdistancing three other teams at Wagner Memorial Pool in Twisp, and finishing the season undefeated. Scoring from more than 120 events put the Killer Whales on top with 1,156 points. The Okanogan Bullfrogs were second...
Sports briefs: August 5, 2015

Sports briefs: August 5, 2015

Salmon Derby winners The Brewster Salmon Derby has announced the winners of last weekend’s competition: • King of the Pool, Matt Fetherly, 19.68 lbs • Adult winner, Bob Shelton, 19.06 lbs • Youth winner, Amanda Davis, 14.70 lbs • 8 and under winner, Trace LaDoux, 9.94 lbs Check your hunting area Hunters may need to...
County gets more than $2 million for nontaxable federal lands

County gets more than $2 million for nontaxable federal lands

Okanogan County received $2.14 million from the federal government at the end of June as compensation for nontaxable land. While this was $148,000 less than the county received last year, it was still the second-highest payment in the state, after Chelan County’s. The Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) are made to counties with large...
Co-op seeking applicants for board opening

Co-op seeking applicants for board opening

Okanogan County Electric Cooperative (OCEC) is looking for a co-op member to serve on its board of directors starting this fall. Members living anywhere in the area served by OCEC can be candidates. Dave Gens, one of the at-large board members, is moving out of the area and will resign his position at the end...
East 20 Pizza gets new manager

East 20 Pizza gets new manager

East 20 Pizza’s new kitchen manager, Ben Collier, says he’s happy to be working at the popular establishment in Winthrop. “It’s fun to make a really great pizza and put a smile on people’s face,” Collier said. Collier fills a new position at East 20, one that owner Ryan Clement has seen a need for, for...
Harts Pass: August 5, 2015

Harts Pass: August 5, 2015

Community briefs: August 5, 2015

Community briefs: August 5, 2015

Stars and meteors Join David Ward for some stargazing and meteor shower observation on Tuesday (Aug. 11) at Sun Mountain Lodge. The free event begins at 8 p.m. Call 996-4735 for more information. Celebration in Oroville Pacific Northwest Trail Days will be celebrated Saturday (Aug. 8) on Kernan Road in Oroville. The free event celebrates...
Richard C. Evans

Richard C. Evans

On the evening of May 21, 2015, Richard (Dick) C. Evans passed away from natural causes in Tacoma. Dick was 86 years old. Dick was born in Prosser, Washington, on April 24, 1929. His youth was spent doing typical “kid” things, but Dick found a way to inject a streak of youthful mischief that would...