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Methow silversmith crafts delicately detailed botanical jewelry

Methow silversmith crafts delicately detailed botanical jewelry

By Marcy Stamper Nicole Ringgold has dedicated herself to making intricately detailed botanical silver jewelry, from textured maple spinners to buds on crab apple twigs and delicately curving fern fronds. So it was a resounding testament to the authenticity of her work when Ringgold received a recent commission for hemlock-cone pendants for a memorial dedicated...
Editorials: February 22, 2017

Editorials: February 22, 2017

Together at last Some things get talked about for years, without resolution. Ideas languish and then are revived, only to fade from public discussion again. Political or policy decisions often get handled at the elected representative level, rather than at the polls. So it’s more than merely interesting that the voters of the Town of...
Letters to the editor: February 22, 2017

Letters to the editor: February 22, 2017

Thanks from Ski for Women Dear Editor: We would, once again, like to thank the many people and volunteers who joined the fun at the Methow Valley Ski for Women on Feb. 5. Participants in creative and colorful costumes depicting fantasy characters enjoyed the skiing activities of the morning. Awards were presented in many unique...
Can the Democrats get their act together for 2018?

Can the Democrats get their act together for 2018?

A Great Civic Awakening is sweeping across the land, and for this we must thank Donald Trump. Slumbering citizens are rubbing the sleep from their eyes and paying attention to that is doing what to whom in their name. Commendably, they’ve set right to work, marshaling resistance to bad lawmaking. But if you want better...
Mazama: February 22, 2017

Mazama: February 22, 2017

By Mandi Donohue In Lost River, our little community tends to wind down by 4 p.m. most nights. By 6 p.m., it’s surreally quiet as we’ve all settled in with our guilty pleasure of choice, in our jammies by the fire. I had forgotten it was a holiday weekend until I noticed the evidence for such:...
Winthrop: February 22, 2017

Winthrop: February 22, 2017

By Ashley Lodato I accompanied the Methow Valley Nordic Team up to Canada for the weekend, for races near Kamloops, B.C. The 36 of us light-skinned skiers and parents breezed through the border crossings on each end of the trip, with warm welcomes from both countries as we entered. Some of us idly (and rhetorically)...
Twisp: February 22, 2017

Twisp: February 22, 2017

By Sarah Schrock Any modern-day mother knows the trials and tribulations on deciding on how to vaccinate their children. Conventional medical recommendations call for a slew of preventative injections upon birth and thereafter through childhood. Despite the recommendations, many parents opt out or vary the course of vaccinations for an alternative schedule. Reasons for departure...
Lower Valley: February 22, 2017

Lower Valley: February 22, 2017

By Joanna Bastian Elaine Timentwa Emerson is an accomplished artist. Her woven cedar baskets are displayed in museums throughout the Pacific Northwest, and she teaches traditional weaving practices with several organizations. Elaine is also a language instructor for the Colville Confederated Tribes. As an expert linguist and respected elder, Elaine is a valuable resource in...
Reddingtons plan motorcycle trip for Alzheimer’s awareness

Reddingtons plan motorcycle trip for Alzheimer’s awareness

Donni Reddington, the daughter of Don and Ginger Reddington, is planning a 10-day motorcycle trip around Washington state with her dad this summer to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, and she’s looking for help with expenses. Donni Reddington has created a gofundme.com account — www.gofundme.com/ride4alzheimers — to help support the trip. Don Reddington was the subject of “Living With...
Layne!

Layne!

Layne Alexander Rye Smith was born to Tom Smith and Jessica Davis/Smith on Nov. 29, 2016, at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. He was 4-1/2 pounds at birth. His grandparents all welcome him. They are Pat Smith of Olympia and John and Alice Smith of Tacoma, Tina Davis of Twisp, and Michael Davis of Thailand. He...