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Soccer squad wins two after first league loss

Soccer squad wins two after first league loss

By Mike Maltais

An always-tough Bridgeport team handed the Liberty Bell High School varsity boys’ soccer squad its first league loss, 3-1, on April 8 in the team’s first game after spring break. But the Mountain Lions bounced back to defeat Omak, 5-2, and the Chelan junior varsity, 4-0, in later non-league...

Up and over

Up and over

Moccasin Lake Ranch Eventing Team coach Annie Budiselich clears a jump aboard Paddy, an 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse, during a clinic taught by Olympic rider and coach Jimmy Woffard at Tulipsprings Eventing in Kennewick last weekend.
Tourism funds awarded despite questions

Tourism funds awarded despite questions

By Marcy Stamper

Nonprofits in Okanogan County that have been waiting to find out how much they will get back from the tax levied on lodging — which they use to promote tourism — should get the word this week. The Okanogan County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) scored applications in January for …

Boys finish strong third at Cashmere track meet

Boys finish strong third at Cashmere track meet

By Mike Maltais

Behind a string of season-best performances, the Liberty Bell High School boys’ track and field team placed an impressive third among a roster heavy with 1A and 2A teams at the Cashmere Invitational last Saturday (April 12).

The Mountain Lions boys tallied 50.25 points to finish …

Higbee hurls near no-hitter in Lions sweep

Higbee hurls near no-hitter in Lions sweep

By Mike Maltais

A single fielding error was all that stood between Mountain Lions pitcher Shane Higbee and a no-hitter as the Liberty Bell High School varsity baseball team defeated Lake Roosevelt, 7-1, as part of …

End of an era

End of an era

Dan Foussard, Jesse Davis and Chris Zahn pried boards and sheet metal off the Town of Winthrop’s 1940s-era Bluff Street shop on Saturday. Foussard, who bid $253 to dismantle the building and haul everything away, described the lumber as “absolutely gorgeous. I scored really good on it.” Although he doesn’t have definite plans for the...
Sparking interest

Sparking interest

Members of the Okanogan County Electric Cooperative line crew – from left, journeyman lineman Jesse Davis, journeyman lineman Chris Zahn, and line foreman Wayne Stevie – demonstrated what can happen when something gets too close to a power line and creates a dangerous electrical arc. The safety demonstration was part of the co-op’s annual meeting...
MVID members raise concerns about water delivery strategy 

MVID members raise concerns about water delivery strategy 

By Ann McCreary

Members of the Methow Valley Irrigation District expressed concern and confusion Monday (April 14) about ongoing plans to restructure the way the district delivers water. About 40 MVID members attended a meeting held by district directors at the Senior Center in Twisp to provide


Red Cross action team ready to respond

Red Cross action team ready to respond

By Laurelle Walsh

Six Methow Valley residents have trained with the American Red Cross and are the area’s new Twisp-based Disaster Action Team.

Wendy Braden, Sheila Brandenburg, Kay MacCready, Heather Smith, and Renee and John Szenasi just finished Red Cross casework training and Emergency Response Vehicle training in order to …

Environmental groups challenge USFS ATV stance

Environmental groups challenge USFS ATV stance

By Marcy Stamper

A recent policy interpretation by the forest supervisor allowing ATVs to use roads in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest “is unlawful and should be reversed immediately,” argue two environmental organizations in a letter to the supervisor, Mike Balboni.

In a letter sent last week …