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Mazama: February 22, 2017

Mazama: February 22, 2017

By Mandi Donohue In Lost River, our little community tends to wind down by 4 p.m. most nights. By 6 p.m., it’s surreally quiet as we’ve all settled in with our guilty pleasure of choice, in our jammies by the fire. I had forgotten it was a holiday weekend until I noticed the evidence for such:...
Winthrop: February 22, 2017

Winthrop: February 22, 2017

By Ashley Lodato I accompanied the Methow Valley Nordic Team up to Canada for the weekend, for races near Kamloops, B.C. The 36 of us light-skinned skiers and parents breezed through the border crossings on each end of the trip, with warm welcomes from both countries as we entered. Some of us idly (and rhetorically)...
Twisp: February 22, 2017

Twisp: February 22, 2017

By Sarah Schrock Any modern-day mother knows the trials and tribulations on deciding on how to vaccinate their children. Conventional medical recommendations call for a slew of preventative injections upon birth and thereafter through childhood. Despite the recommendations, many parents opt out or vary the course of vaccinations for an alternative schedule. Reasons for departure...
Lower Valley: February 22, 2017

Lower Valley: February 22, 2017

By Joanna Bastian Elaine Timentwa Emerson is an accomplished artist. Her woven cedar baskets are displayed in museums throughout the Pacific Northwest, and she teaches traditional weaving practices with several organizations. Elaine is also a language instructor for the Colville Confederated Tribes. As an expert linguist and respected elder, Elaine is a valuable resource in...
Reddingtons plan motorcycle trip for Alzheimer’s awareness

Reddingtons plan motorcycle trip for Alzheimer’s awareness

Donni Reddington, the daughter of Don and Ginger Reddington, is planning a 10-day motorcycle trip around Washington state with her dad this summer to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, and she’s looking for help with expenses. Donni Reddington has created a gofundme.com account — www.gofundme.com/ride4alzheimers — to help support the trip. Don Reddington was the subject of “Living With...
Layne!

Layne!

Layne Alexander Rye Smith was born to Tom Smith and Jessica Davis/Smith on Nov. 29, 2016, at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. He was 4-1/2 pounds at birth. His grandparents all welcome him. They are Pat Smith of Olympia and John and Alice Smith of Tacoma, Tina Davis of Twisp, and Michael Davis of Thailand. He...
‘Era of Megafires’ to be shown in Twisp

‘Era of Megafires’ to be shown in Twisp

The Methow Conservancy, North 40 Productions and the Okanogan Conservation District will host a multi-media presentation, “The Era of Megafires,” on Feb. 28 at the Methow Valley Community Center gym in Twisp. The free program begins at 7 p.m. “The Era of Megafires” is a 70-minute, multi-media, traveling presentation hosted by Dr. Paul Hessburg, who...
Henning out as marshal in Winthrop

Henning out as marshal in Winthrop

Winthrop Marshal Hal Henning has been let go from his position as the town’s only full-time law enforcement officer. Henning was fired during a meeting Wednesday morning (Feb. 22) with Winthrop Mayor Anne Acheson. The decision was effective immediately. Henning and Acheson have had some …
Grizzly restoration info session draws large crowd

Grizzly restoration info session draws large crowd

A wildlife biologist who has worked for three decades to restore grizzly bears in the Cabinet Mountains of northwest Montana has watched the population grow from around five bears in the 1980s to about 50 bears today. The grizzly restoration effort has slowly rebuilt the population of bears in a 2,600-square-mile area near the town of...
Finlay Holston takes second place at state wrestling meet

Finlay Holston takes second place at state wrestling meet

Liberty Bell High School junior Finlay Holston took second place in the 182-pound division in 1B/2B competition at the Mat Classic XXIX statewide meet last weekend. Holston, the Mountain Lions’ only competitor in this year’s state meet, won his first match on Friday (Feb. 17) by pinning Mason Payne of Reardan in 5:37. He then defeated...