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USFS plans immediate action to protect Methow Headwaters

USFS plans immediate action to protect Methow Headwaters

The U.S. Forest Service plans to take immediate action to protect more than 340,000 acres of federal land at the upper end of the Methow Valley from future mining operations, a Forest Service official said Thursday (Sept. 22) in Washington, D.C. Testifying before the Senate Energy and Natural …
Mazama: September 21, 2016

Mazama: September 21, 2016

By Mandi Donohue Fall is officially here. Yippee! As I drink this delicious “Green Tea Colada” at The Ave in Okanogan, I am relishing these crisp mornings. I am all too aware of the fact that September becomes October becomes Christmas in this valley and I’m never prepared. Lliam and I wake to the smell of...
Winthrop: September 21, 2016

Winthrop: September 21, 2016

By Ashley Lodato The hazards of country living are not numerous, but they are certainly unpredictable. Would you ever think a deer would jump through your second-story bedroom window, for example? No, of course you wouldn’t, and neither did Twin Lakes-area resident Josh Cole when he heard a loud crash above him. He ran upstairs...
Twisp: September 21, 2016

Twisp: September 21, 2016

By Sarah Schrock With the rising of the harvest moon this week, strange things in the animal world are happening. My dog, for one, goes a little bonkers during the full moon, running between doors in the wee hours of the night, begging to be let out to howl and bark at nothing — a primal call...
Liberty Bell XC teams both frontrunners at Idaho meet

Liberty Bell XC teams both frontrunners at Idaho meet

Sleeping on the ground the night before didn’t seem to faze the Liberty Bell High School cross-country teams at the Coeur d’Alene invitational last weekend in Hayden Lake, Idaho. After camping out Friday night, the boys’ and girls’ teams got up Saturday morning and showed impressive strength and depth in …
Mountain Lion gridders fall to visiting Lake Roosevelt

Mountain Lion gridders fall to visiting Lake Roosevelt

The Liberty Bell High School football team broke open some big plays against Lake Roosevelt last Friday, but couldn’t string enough of them together to reach the end zone in a 44-0 loss to the visiting Raiders. Enrique Whites, Seth Stevie and Eden Davis, along with quarterback Tanner White, ground out some…
Lady Lions go 1-1-1 in busy week of soccer, host Bridgeport on Thursday

Lady Lions go 1-1-1 in busy week of soccer, host Bridgeport on Thursday

The Liberty Bell High School soccer team came out of three games last week with a win, a loss and tie — the victory coming in an important league game against Lake Roosevelt. On Sept. 13, the Lady Lions hosted a strong Cashmere team that prevailed over the home club, 6-1. Lauren…
Mountain Lion of the Week: Emily Paul

Mountain Lion of the Week: Emily Paul

This year’s first Mountain Lion of the Week is junior volleyball player Emily Paul. Each week peers, teammates, coaches and teachers nominate students who embody the best qualities of Mountain Lion student-athletes: They are inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, balanced, caring, courageous and reflective. Here’s what Emily’s teammates had to say about her: “A...
Open houses offer info on Sun Mountain trail improvements

Open houses offer info on Sun Mountain trail improvements

The Methow Chapter of the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance will hold two public open houses — on Friday (Sept. 23) and Sept. 29 — to present its proposal for expansion and enhancement of the Sun Mountain summer trail system.  The proposal, if approved by the U.S. Forest Service, would add approximately 15 miles of new singletrack trails and other...
Volleyball team gets first victory

Volleyball team gets first victory

The Liberty Bell High School volleyball team claimed its first victory of the season with a 3 – 1 win over Oroville on Sept.13 in the Lady Lions’ home gym, bringing the team’s record to 1 – 2. The Lady Lions hoped to improve on that in a match at Omak on Tuesday (Sept. 20). Liberty Bell will host...