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Easter 2014, Pearrygin Lake State Park

Easter 2014, Pearrygin Lake State Park

  Over 300 children took part in Saturday’s (April 19) Easter Egg hunt at Pearrygin Lake State Park. The event was sponsored by Twisp Valley Grange and Winthrop Kiwanis, with help from Key Club members. In the video above, the three- and four-year-old group gets off to a great start. Video by Laurelle Walsh

Methow rec district proposal being soundly defeated

A proposal to create a Methow Valley Recreation District was being overwhelmingly rejected and was headed for a clear defeat in the first set of voting returns released Tuesday (April 22) by the Okanogan County Auditor’s Office. With 2,451 ballots counted and 383 left to count, the tally was 1,525 no votes (80 percent) and...

Remains believed to be missing Twisp man discovered

Remains believed to be those of 21-year-old Nicholas A. Tortora of Twisp, who was reported missing nearly two years ago, were recovered Monday (April 21) after a dog found a human skull near the Methow River on property owned by Twisp Police Chief Paul Budrow. Okanogan County Sheriff’s Department investigators have found nothing that indicates...
Mooo-ving day 2014

Mooo-ving day 2014

Saturday, April 19, was the date of the annual cattle drive through Twisp. With the help of several friends and the cooperation of  motorists, the cattle moved through town and onto their spring grazing area.
Adult comedy Rapture, Blister, Burn explores ‘the feminist question’

Adult comedy Rapture, Blister, Burn explores ‘the feminist question’

By Ann McCreary
Funny and thought-provoking, the play Rapture, Blister, Burn at The Merc Playhouse explores the age-old question — what do women really want? “It’s modern, spicy,” said Ashley Lodato, who …
Winthrop: April 16, 2014

Winthrop: April 16, 2014

By Ashley Lodato Sly Andrew Nelson sneaked away from the valley for his 50th birthday on Saturday. Instead of having a cadre of local friends make jokes about aging at a traditional birthday party, Andrew chose to spend his half-century birthday running a half marathon near Bellingham. Sponsored by the Bellingham Trail Running Series, the...
Twisp: April 16, 2014

Twisp: April 16, 2014

By Sally Gracie A male rufous hummingbird arrived first. I saw him last Tuesday at 7:40 a.m., and I like to think he is “my” bird, the one who has traveled a great distance for the third year to the back porch feeder. His more-timid mate followed soon after. The hummers have settled in so...
On the water: Recollecting my days on the Green River

On the water: Recollecting my days on the Green River

By Bob Spiwak “It’s instant death to run Cataract Canyon in an open boat,” said our van driver as he zoomed past a semi in a whiteout on Interstate 70. He was speaking to Jeff Sandine, Craig Nelson and me, and referring to our three canoes on a trailer behind the van. There were also...
Canedo home run highlights Tonasket, Bridgeport wins

Canedo home run highlights Tonasket, Bridgeport wins

By Mike Maltais

Junior Baylee Canedo’s over-the-fence home run and strong pitching by junior Kelsey Baldwin highlighted an offensive and defensive juggernaut that overran Tonasket, 19-6, and Bridgeport, 16-1 and 19-4, in softball action at Liberty Bell High School last week.

Camp sentenced in dog-taking incident

Camp sentenced in dog-taking incident

By Ann McCreary

A Carlton woman who admitted taking home a dog that she found chained outside in sub-zero weather last December has been sentenced to community service, a fine and two years of probation in connection with the incident. A jury in Okanogan County District Court last month found …