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LBHS tennis teams edged by Tonasket

LBHS tennis teams edged by Tonasket

The Liberty Bell High School boys’ and girls’ tennis teams lost to Tonasket by identical 3-2 scores on Thursday (April 21), but coach Dave Schulz said he liked much of what he saw on the courts. For the Lady Lions, No. 1 singles player Logan Butler won, 6-2, 6-0. Larkin Lucy dropped her match, 2-6,...
Mountain Lion of the Week: Danny Rodriguez

Mountain Lion of the Week: Danny Rodriguez

This week’s Mountain Lion of the week is senior soccer player Danny Rodriguez. Danny is a positive presence throughout all he is involved in. He is a dependable student that teachers and peers can count on to be kind, respectful and humble. Danny was recently overheard at a difficult point in a soccer match reminding...
County considers zoning code revisions for marijuana operations

County considers zoning code revisions for marijuana operations

After two packed hearings about proposed changes to how Okanogan County regulates marijuana operations, the county has received three formal suggestions for its new zoning code. Up to now, marijuana has been treated like any other type of crop. The draft zoning code proposes requiring a special permit for any new marijuana operations, which includes...
Twisp: April 27, 2016

Twisp: April 27, 2016

By Sarah Schrock Leave it to Twisp to serve up gluten-free matzah balls on Earth Day at a local Passover Seder. At least a two dozen Jews and Gentiles gathered at two separate homes last Friday to celebrate Passover. Lasting eight days and nights, Passover celebrates the liberation of Jews from the bondage of slavery...
Winthrop: April 27, 2016

Winthrop: April 27, 2016

By Ashley Lodato A surprising number of people from the first wave of visitors to drive into Winthrop over the North Cascades Highway last Friday found themselves at Farmers State Bank, enjoying Arrowleaf Bistro’s “earth cake” and organic Lariat coffee, in honor of Farmers’ seventh annual Earth Day celebration. Bank staff wore green T-shirts with...
Lower Valley: April 27, 2016

Lower Valley: April 27, 2016

By Joanna Bastian It is a dangerous trip down river with the spring runoff at peak flow this week. The drive itself is dangerous. I’ve pulled over several times to safely observe the flow without drifting into oncoming traffic. I don’t know why I look. The sight fills me with terrible awe. My stomach churns...
Keeping track of traffic when it really counts

Keeping track of traffic when it really counts

By Bob Spiwak April 22, 2016 — a day on which Methow merchants sighed in relief when the North Cascades Highway opened after its annual winter closure. I had forgotten about it that morning and was digging a trench for resurrection of our clothesline pole after its winter burial. As I dug into the rocky...
James!

James!

Bill and Geva McAdow are happy to announce the birth of their son James William McAdow. Born at Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster on Sunday, April 3, 2016, weighing 7 pounds 10 ounces and measuring 20 inches long at birth, James is welcomed into this world by many friends and family: grandmother Diana McAdow of...

Ronald (Ron) Wales

Ron, a former resident of Twisp, left this world of pain on March 23, 2016, to walk the street of Gold in Heaven. Ron was a graduate of Twisp High School in 1954. Ron knew no stranger and enjoyed many friends. He retired from the Bureau of Reclamation and later started his own handyman business...

EvaLea Smith

EvaLea Smith, age 84, of Twisp, went to meet her precious Lord and Savior on April 15, 2016, with family by her side. She was a friend to all. A private family graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m., at the Cascade Bible Church,...