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Keeper Ochoa cages threatening Tigers

Keeper Ochoa cages threatening Tigers

By Mike Maltais In the end it came down to a contest between goalkeepers — and that’s just the kind of pressure Lauren Ochoa likes. Liberty Bell High School’s varsity soccer goalkeeper blocked two of three overtime kicks by Tonasket’s best to cage the threatening Tigers and secure a 4-2 victory for Liberty Bell. Liberty Bell needed...
Sign up for snowboard next month

Sign up for snowboard next month

The pre-season meeting for members of the 2014-15 Loup Snowboard Team will take place at noon on Nov. 16, at the Loup Loup Ski Bowl. The team participates in racing, freestyle and all around free-riding and kids receive exposure to competitive snowboarding with a fun group. A snowboard tune-up session will follow the meeting. For...
Senior News: October 22, 2014

Senior News: October 22, 2014

Calendar MONDAY, OCT. 27: Gift basket drawing during lunch FRIDAY, OCT. 31: Birthday cake day MONDAY, NOV. 3: Bingo following lunch THURSDAY, NOV. 6: Blood pressure check at 11 a.m. FRIDAY, NOV. 7: Dance day with Hottell Ragtime Band TUESDAY, NOV. 11: Veterans Day event Notes Our annual Halloween Sale will continue into the last...
Community briefs: October 22, 2014

Community briefs: October 22, 2014

This week: Methow Recycles selling metal stuff, Carnival at Community Center, Fish, fire, floods, Sign up for 4-H, ‘Expedition’ to South America, Fire danger is lower, and Help Room One
Methow Valley Theater to stage Gypsy in spring

Methow Valley Theater to stage Gypsy in spring

Methow Valley Theater will stage the classic musical Gypsy as its 2015 spring production, and will begin auditioning soon for a variety of roles. Auditions will be held on Nov. 2, 3, and 4 from 7-8:30 p.m. each day at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. Cast selections will be made by Thanksgiving, and...
Appeal on county comp plan to get hearing Thursday

Appeal on county comp plan to get hearing Thursday

An appeal of Okanogan County’s determination that the county’s comprehensive plan, as currently proposed, would have no effect on the environment comes before the county’s hearing examiner this week. The appeal was brought by two environmental organizations, the Methow Valley Citizens’ Council and Futurewise, who claim that state law requires the county to analyze the...
Bertie Lou (Arneson) McMeans1930 – 2014

Bertie Lou (Arneson) McMeans
1930 – 2014

Bertie Lou (Arneson) McMeans, of Winthrop, went home to her lord, peacefully surrounded by family, on Oct. 13, 2014, after a brief illness. She was born June 21, 1930, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and moved to Winthrop in the late 1930s, where her family lived in a couple places before moving to the family farm in...
Harts Pass: October 22, 2014

Harts Pass: October 22, 2014

Family planning clinic conducting survey

Family planning clinic conducting survey

The Twisp Family Planning Clinic at Room One is conducting an evaluation to assess and strengthen the services it offers in the Methow Valley. Former, current and interested clients are encouraged to respond to a survey that can be found on the Room One website, www.roomone.org, and its Facebook page. The survey takes just a...
Resistance to electronic WSDOT sign persists in Winthrop

Resistance to electronic WSDOT sign persists in Winthrop

By Don Nelson
The Winthrop Town Council so far appears unwilling to reconsider a decision to allow the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to install an electronic sign at Winthrop’s western border, despite an appeal from the town’s Westernization Architectural …