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Nell Marie Sundberg (Park)

Nell Marie Sundberg (Park)

In loving memory of Nell Marie Sundberg (Park), born July 14, 1935, who passed away Aug. 1, 2015, at age 80. Born in Twisp, she moved to Spokane, where she married and had her children. She is survived by her second husband, Ray, her sister Evie, her children Cathy, Cari, and Dan McDowell, her grandchildren,...
Senior News: August 5, 2015

Senior News: August 5, 2015

Notes  Friday we held our door prize and gift basket drawings. Howard Betty made and donated a wooden bowl. Karen Williams was the winner of the gift basket and Lois Chavey was winner of the bowl. The barbecue last Tueday was a big hit. John Jummper and John Koch outdid themselves on the burgers. And...
Mazama: August 5, 2015

Mazama: August 5, 2015

By Bob Spiwak August is upon us and the smoke from the Wolverine Fire across Lake Chelan comes and goes in the upper Methow Valley with the prevailing winds. Farther south it is generally more persistent, and one friend reported ash falling in her yard in Twisp. One big question is whether it will jump...
Winthrop: August 5, 2015

Winthrop: August 5, 2015

By Ashley Lodato The Methow Valley Killer Whales capped an undefeated season with a win at the Okanogan County Championships, held at Wagner Memorial Pool in Twisp on Saturday. Swimmers competed in up to seven individual events and two relays. The final relay of the day was a parent-child relay, where swimmers recruited friends and...
Twisp: August 5, 2015

Twisp: August 5, 2015

By Sally Gracie Before I came in from the porch to write this column, I realized that not one bird was in the yard. Not one dove. Not a single robin. More surprising, no ambient bird song came from the trees. Perhaps the smoke affects their breathing, too. The town deer visited under cover of...
Child care program to open doors this month

Child care program to open doors this month

In response to a shortage of affordable child care in the Methow Valley, a new morning child care program will open its doors Aug. 24. Methow Mentoring & Childcare will be located in the Methow Valley United Methodist Church on Highway 20, about halfway between Twisp and Winthrop. The program will operate …
Winthrop family worries tick bite exposed child to Lyme disease

Winthrop family worries tick bite exposed child to Lyme disease

Four-year-old Anabelle Picklesimer is an active, talkative child who shares her toys with her little brother Caleb and eagerly demonstrates her bike-riding ability when visitors come to the house. But Anabelle had her parents concerned recently after they discovered a tick behind her ear, which they worried might carry Lyme disease.
Bear Creek Golf Course takes a swing at a broader market

Bear Creek Golf Course takes a swing at a broader market

Golf is no longer the only game at Bear Creek Golf Course, nor the only way to enjoy the facility’s well-kept grounds and expansive mountain views. In the golf course’s 50th year of operation, managers Debbie and Terry Evans have introduced three new non-golf games and built two …
WSU study tracks movements of Lookout Pack wolves

WSU study tracks movements of Lookout Pack wolves

By Ann McCreary The breeding female gray wolf of the Lookout Pack was captured and fitted with a radio collar earlier this summer, allowing biologists and researchers to track the pack’s movements. The Lookout Pack is once again being studied this summer, along with six other gray wolf packs in the state, in a multi-year...
Wolverine Fire creates air quality problems in the Methow Valley

Wolverine Fire creates air quality problems in the Methow Valley

Smoke from wildfires can be a health issue for many By Ann McCreary As the Wolverine Fire near Stehekin continues to grow, smoke from the wildfire is creating occasionally unhealthy air quality in the Methow Valley and has been visible as far away as Seattle and Missoula, Montana. The fire started more than a month...