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SBA loan deadlines loom for fire losses

SBA loan deadlines loom for fire losses

Several deadlines are coming up for small businesses and nonprofits to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA) for economic losses connected with the Carlton Complex Fire. These loans are for economic injuries connected with the fire — entities do not have to suffer property damage to qualify …
Senior News: April 29, 2015

Senior News: April 29, 2015

Calendar May 1: Dance Day May 23: Western Sale Notes It won’t be long before the Western Sale on Memorial Day weekend (May 23). But for all of you who want to get decked out for ’49ers Days, we are having a couple of sidewalk sales of western wear on Saturday (May 2) and also...
Twisp: April 29, 2015

Twisp: April 29, 2015

By Sally Gracie Riding his mule Sadie, Willie Kemper led riders from around the West out of the Beaver Creek Campground and onto the trail for the 31st annual Methow Valley Back Country Horsemen (MVBCH) Spring Ride on Saturday (April 25). Some new riders were able to attend because Washington Pass opened so early. Jan Ford was...
Winthrop: April 29, 2015

Winthrop: April 29, 2015

By Ashley Lodato If I say “Winter Banana,” what is the first thing that comes to mind? (OK, maybe the second thing.) Unless you’re an heirloom apple aficionado, you probably didn’t think “big, juicy, yellow apple.” I certainly didn’t, but when I heard that Don McIvor had recently won a bronze medal for his Winter...
Ride to Rendezvous goes ‘round the valley’ for a taste of camping cowboy style

Ride to Rendezvous goes ‘round the valley’ for a taste of camping cowboy style

The Ride to Rendezvous, a four-day/four-night horse-powered journey through the Methow Valley, sets off next week on what Washington Outfitters & Guides Association (WOGA) calls “the adventure of a lifetime.” Hosted annually for the last 17 years, the Ride showcases the services provided by …
Liberty Bell builds momentum for post-season soccer play with two wins

Liberty Bell builds momentum for post-season soccer play with two wins

The Liberty Bell High School soccer team put up eight goals against Oroville for an easy victory, then needed just one goal to outlast Manson in games last week. In a home match on April 22, the Mountain Lions stormed to a 6-0 lead over Oroville in the first half, which allowed coach Lincoln Post...
Fundraisers set to help Twisp man injured in car accident

Fundraisers set to help Twisp man injured in car accident

Twisp resident and Liberty Bell High School coach Micah Knox, 31, was injured last week in a single-car rollover accident on Balky Hill Road. Knox was listed in serious condition on Tuesday (April 28) at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. Okanogan County sheriff’s dispatch received a call at 6:15 a.m. on April 23 from a...
Liberty Bell tennis teams fall to White Swan on road, split against Tonasket at home

Liberty Bell tennis teams fall to White Swan on road, split against Tonasket at home

The Liberty Bell High School boys’ and girls’ tennis teams both lost on the road to a powerful White Swan squad on April 21, then returned home for a match Thursday (April 23) against Tonasket which saw the boys win convincingly while the girls were defeated. At White Swan, the Lady Lions were swept, 5-0,...
Mountain Lions baseball team routs Manson, splits with Lake Roosevelt

Mountain Lions baseball team routs Manson, splits with Lake Roosevelt

The Liberty Bell High School baseball team overwhelmed Manson, 12-0, before splitting a hard-fought double-header with Lake Roosevelt in home games last week. The Mountain Lions jumped to an 11-0 lead in the first two inning against Manson on April 21, which allowed coach Don Calvert to get some playing time for younger players. Pitcher...
Sports briefs: April 29, 2015

Sports briefs: April 29, 2015

Sign up for Babe Ruth ball Sign up by Friday (May 1) to be part of the Methow Valley Babe Ruth Baseball team, for ages 13–15. Cost is $40. Contact Rob Crandall at (509) 341-4060 or email methownatives@methownet.com. The season is in May and June. Bowen Mountain hill climb Cascades Outdoor Store will host the...