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Killer Whales beat Bearacudas; Omak next 

Killer Whales beat Bearacudas; Omak next 

By Mike Maltais

The Methow Valley Killer Whales swim team made a stop at the Bearacuda pool in Brewster on July 1, on the road to the Okanogan County Championships that will be held near the end of the month. The pods appear to be well on their way to …

Sign up for three-on-three basketball

Sign up for three-on-three basketball

Players have until Monday (July 14) to sign up for the three-on-three basketball tournament just ahead at the Apple Pie Jamboree in Pateros on July 19. The tournament begins at 8 a.m. in the Pateros Mall parking lot on Lakeshore Drive. There will be three-point and free throw shooting contests, beginning at 11 a.m, running...
Aspholm will ‘Tri’ again

Aspholm will ‘Tri’ again

By Mike Maltais
The eighth annual ChelanMan triathlon will take place at Lake Chelan on July 19-20, and for the second consecutive year 11-year-old Liv Aspholm of Winthrop will be among the competitors lined up for the three-event Try-a-Tri. The Try-a-Tri is a …
Methow: July 9, 2014

Methow: July 9, 2014

Methow By Joanna Bastian I woke up to a strange ripping sound and a shower of ice crystals in my face. “Joanna, wake up, the tent is falling down.” In response, my eyelids squeezed shut even tighter as I burrowed deeper into the warmth of my sleeping bag. “Joanna …” With a grunt I shoved...
2014 Art Fest Gallery

2014 Art Fest Gallery

The 2014 Methow Arts Festival had everything you need for a successful summer shindig — high temps, good food and a fun crowd. We hope you enjoy our gallery, the product of two staff photographers as well as community contributions.
Winthrop: July 9, 2014

Winthrop: July 9, 2014

By Ashley Lodato Stella Scholz had a notable 9th birthday last week. After deciding that she wanted to give, rather than receive, and knowing that she had an upcoming trip to Seattle to see her grandmother, Stella bought four backpacks and filled them with socks, soap, shampoo and other useful items. In Seattle, as Stella’s...
Mazama: July 9, 2014

Mazama: July 9, 2014

By Bob Spiwak The Fourth of July has passed and the traffic appeared surprisingly light, at least compared to the amount of traffic we anticipated. After all, it was a three-day holiday. It’s possible the traffic was lighter because there are no fireworks allowed over here, which does not apply to the less-volatile west side...
Arts briefs: July 9, 2014

Arts briefs: July 9, 2014

This week: South American music at free concert Sunday at Pearrygin, Chamber Music Festival opens July 24, the Merc advises that you Git ready for Shakespeare, pardner, and Celebrate old-time music at the Shafer on Aug. 9
Try Washington Wines in Winthrop Saturday

Try Washington Wines in Winthrop Saturday

By Laurelle Walsh
Family Wineries of Washington State — an organization that advocates for small wineries around the state — the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce, and Lost River Winery have resurrected the Winthrop Wine Festival, which has been on hiatus for the last two years, according to Lost River Winery owner John Morgan.
Editorials: July 9, 2014

Editorials: July 9, 2014

Thanks, Clint Public service is something of a family tradition for the Estes family of Twisp. Long-time Twisp Town Council member Clint Estes, who recently stepped down after nine years of meetings and countless hours of conversations with residents, followed in his father’s footsteps when he first joined the council. Twisp owes a big “thank...