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Scholz first at mountain bike championships

Scholz first at mountain bike championships

The Washington Student Cycling League Mountain Bike State Championships took place June 3 in Squilchuck State Park south of Wenatchee, where the Methow Middle School team of seventh-graders performed well to conclude their first year of racing. “This was clearly the hardest course of the season in terms of passing and terrain,” said coach Hanz...
Local Ski to Sea team wins its division of annual relay race

Local Ski to Sea team wins its division of annual relay race

The Kid Goats high school team, made up of Methow Valley students and sponsored by the Mazama Store, won its division of this year’s 2018 Ski to Sea Race, a relay consisting of eight legs of various types starting at the Mt. Baker ski area and ending in Bellingham. Walker Hall started the race off...
Commissioners object to North Cascades grizzly proposal

Commissioners object to North Cascades grizzly proposal

Transplanting grizzly bears into the North Cascades would threaten the “local economy, customs and culture” of Okanogan County, county commissioners said in a letter to federal officials who are preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a grizzly bear restoration plan. The letter was written in …
Winthrop Gallery’s ‘Home and Garden’ exhibit opens this week

Winthrop Gallery’s ‘Home and Garden’ exhibit opens this week

Artists of the Winthrop Gallery will present works inspired by gardens and the outdoors in an exhibit that opens Wednesday (June 6). Humans seek beauty everywhere — in landscapes, music, art, clothes, furniture and gardens.  The Winthrop Gallery exhibit, titled “Home and Garden,” celebrates the joy that art brings into our homes, and features art and beautiful...
Senior News: June 6, 2018

Senior News: June 6, 2018

The Western Sale is over, and the Winter Sale is already moving into the sale room. Now, some nice summer weather, a little less wind and fewer mosquitoes would be nice. We are getting lots of donations, and we love to get the clean nice things, but we have been getting a lot of dirty, wet, broken garbage....
Col. Brent Allan Smith

Col. Brent Allan Smith

Burial with military honors for Col. Brent Allan Smith, U.S. Army, Retired, age 60, will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at Beaver Creek Cemetery, Twisp. Brent will always be remembered as a faithful and loving husband, a wonderful father, a man who dutifully served his country with honor and an emergency...
Billie J. Coshow1945 – 2018

Billie J. Coshow
1945 – 2018

Billie J. Coshow, 72 of Okanogan, entered eternal rest at her home on May 23, 2018. She was born on Aug. 24, 1945, in Yuba City, California, to Osborne Samual Ferraby and Laura May Umback. She was raised by her stepfather Earnest Garrison and mother Laura May Garrison. Billie loved and enjoyed becoming part of...
Celebration of life for May Ellen Libby Smith

Celebration of life for May Ellen Libby Smith

There will be a celebration of life for May Ellen Libby Smith at Beaver Creek Cemetery at noon on June 16, with a reception to follow at 1 p.m. at the Methow Valley Senior Center in Twisp.

Legal notices: June 6, 2018

QUALIFICATIONS Okanogan Regional Transportation Planning Organization NOTICE TO CONSULTANTS FOR Coordinated Public Transit Human Services Transportation Plan (CPT-HSTP) Update Okanogan County, serving as the lead agency for the Okanogan County Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO), solicits interest from consulting firms with expertise in developing CPT-HSTPs. Consultants will be considered for the following project. PROJECT DESCRIPTION:...

Summer food programs

Senior nutrition program The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is open to all low-income seniors 60 years of age and older (55 for Native Americans) who live in Okanogan, Adams, Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Lincoln, and counties. Vouchers worth $40 to be used for purchasing fresh fruit, vegetables and honey at local farmers markets will...