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Mazama: Dec. 17, 2014

Mazama: Dec. 17, 2014

By Bob Spiwak Sunshine. Two days of the stuff and it was grand. The colder nights did refresh the ice rink conditions from here to Mazama and elsewhere, but it was worth it. Monday (Dec. 15) is relatively mild with the NOAA forecast for snow in the coming week. Minimal amounts it says, but we...
Winthrop: Dec. 17, 2014

Winthrop: Dec. 17, 2014

By Ashley Lodato You don’t have to have lived in Winthrop very long to know who Jean-Philippe Combe is. You know who I mean, right? The guy who rides his bicycle everywhere, year-round, rain or shine, snow or sleet, day or night — that guy. A planetary scientist at the Bear Fight Institute up the Rendezvous, Jean-Philippe...
Twisp: Dec. 17, 2014

Twisp: Dec. 17, 2014

By Sally Gracie The Twisp branch of North Central Regional Library (NCLR) is the hub of the Methow Valley Community Center. As Twisp’s librarian, Terry Dixon has helped to make it so. Those of us who volunteer or substitute at the Twisp Library do so out of our strong belief in the importance of libraries,...
Benjamin!

Benjamin!

Benjamin Harding Lints was born on Oct. 10, 2014 in Brewster at 7:53 a.m. He weighed 8 pounds 10 ounces and measured 21 inches at birth. Benjamin is surrounded by so many who love him: his big sister Maggie Lints, his mother and father, Emily Chenel Lints and Kyle Lints of Winthrop and Homer, Alaska,...
Winthrop ice rink in final phase of local fundraising campaign for refrigeration

Winthrop ice rink in final phase of local fundraising campaign for refrigeration

By Don Nelson
The Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink (WISR) is within about $60,000 of meeting its local fundraising goal to match a state grant that will help pay for permanent refrigeration and other upgrades at the outdoor facility. Laurie Ulmer, chair of the …
Conservation awards announced at Methow Conservancy event

Conservation awards announced at Methow Conservancy event

The Methow Conservancy announced the winners of its 2014 Methow Conservation Awards Tuesday night (Dec. 9) at the organization’s annual holiday social and program. • Rob Crandall of Methow Natives is the winner of the Ken White Award, which honors people who carry on Ken White’s love for the Methow Valley. In a press release,...
Harts Pass: Dec. 17, 2014

Harts Pass: Dec. 17, 2014

Business briefs: Dec. 10, 2014

Business briefs: Dec. 10, 2014

This week: USFS summer jobs open and Business workshops offered
News of Record: Dec. 10, 2014

News of Record: Dec. 10, 2014

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office Dec. 1 TRAFFIC HAZARD: A traffic hazard was reported on Twisp-Winthrop Eastside Road. Dec. 2 THEFT: Caller on Twin Lakes Road, Winthrop, reported that a handgun was missing from under the seat of a tractor. STRAY ANIMAL: Caller reported that they saw a vehicle parked on Highway 153 and stopped to...
Duwamish River to get $342 million more for cleanup

Duwamish River to get $342 million more for cleanup

By Daniel Person

Kids who were born the year Seattle’s Lower Duwamish Waterway was designated a Superfund site are now approaching high school. If everything goes according to plan, the federally ordered river cleanup will be finished by the time they …