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Drawing them in

Drawing them in

By Don Nelson The splendor that is Paris, the grandeur that is Rome, the (fill in the blank) that is Twisp — the valley’s largest community seems continuously in search of a marketable identity. I think Twisp already has one. The challenge is how to capitalize on it. Not to off-put the Winthropians, whom I like lot,...
Letters to the editor: April 27, 2016

Letters to the editor: April 27, 2016

Good to see Dear Editor: Nice to see some smoke in the air from U.S. Forest Service prescribed burning. Good for forest health and for protection of human habitat too. And yes, of course, smaller amounts now are part of reducing the future likelihood of heavy and long-lasting smoke episodes from uncontrolled wildfire. Susan Crampton, Twisp/Winthrop...
Commissioners waste taxpayer money on federal land takeover schemes

Commissioners waste taxpayer money on federal land takeover schemes

By Isabelle Spohn We should all have paid attention when Okanogan County Commissioner DeTro announced plans by the commissioners and the other “Quad Counties” to the press (May 27, 2014). We didn’t realize that county taxpayers would be financing their personal dreams and agendas. We blew it off, and now we are paying the price....
Mountain Lions make themselves at home, win invitational track meet

Mountain Lions make themselves at home, win invitational track meet

By Don Nelson Finding the home oval to their liking, Liberty Bell High School track team members put up 37 personal best performances at an invitational meet last Thursday (April 21). Several Liberty Bell athletes also cracked the school’s top-10 list of all-time performances. On hand at the Mountain Lions’ only home meet of the...
Liberty Bell excels on mound, at plate for two victories

Liberty Bell excels on mound, at plate for two victories

Strong pitching and consistent hitting carried the Liberty Bell High School baseball team to two victories last week, but the Mountain Lions faltered on the mound and at the plate in losing the second game of a double header. At Manson on April 19, Liberty Bell blanked the Trojans, 8-0. Finlay Holston started and threw...
LBHS tennis teams edged by Tonasket

LBHS tennis teams edged by Tonasket

The Liberty Bell High School boys’ and girls’ tennis teams lost to Tonasket by identical 3-2 scores on Thursday (April 21), but coach Dave Schulz said he liked much of what he saw on the courts. For the Lady Lions, No. 1 singles player Logan Butler won, 6-2, 6-0. Larkin Lucy dropped her match, 2-6,...
Mountain Lion of the Week: Danny Rodriguez

Mountain Lion of the Week: Danny Rodriguez

This week’s Mountain Lion of the week is senior soccer player Danny Rodriguez. Danny is a positive presence throughout all he is involved in. He is a dependable student that teachers and peers can count on to be kind, respectful and humble. Danny was recently overheard at a difficult point in a soccer match reminding...
County considers zoning code revisions for marijuana operations

County considers zoning code revisions for marijuana operations

After two packed hearings about proposed changes to how Okanogan County regulates marijuana operations, the county has received three formal suggestions for its new zoning code. Up to now, marijuana has been treated like any other type of crop. The draft zoning code proposes requiring a special permit for any new marijuana operations, which includes...
Twisp: April 27, 2016

Twisp: April 27, 2016

By Sarah Schrock Leave it to Twisp to serve up gluten-free matzah balls on Earth Day at a local Passover Seder. At least a two dozen Jews and Gentiles gathered at two separate homes last Friday to celebrate Passover. Lasting eight days and nights, Passover celebrates the liberation of Jews from the bondage of slavery...
Winthrop: April 27, 2016

Winthrop: April 27, 2016

By Ashley Lodato A surprising number of people from the first wave of visitors to drive into Winthrop over the North Cascades Highway last Friday found themselves at Farmers State Bank, enjoying Arrowleaf Bistro’s “earth cake” and organic Lariat coffee, in honor of Farmers’ seventh annual Earth Day celebration. Bank staff wore green T-shirts with...