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Mushroom pickers descend on burned forest

Mushroom pickers descend on burned forest

Fed by nutrients released into soil by scorched trees and foliage, morel mushrooms have been sprouting in areas burned in the Carlton Complex Fire — and pickers have been sprouting along with them in search of the prized fungi.
New campaign aims to get the valley MethowReady for disasters

New campaign aims to get the valley MethowReady for disasters

With memories of last summer’s wildfire disaster still fresh, a campaign is getting underway to help residents of the Methow Valley prepare and protect themselves in an emergency. The campaign, called MethowReady, will launch this Saturday (May 23) with a “Preparedness Fair” …
Some irrigation district members in Twisp will be getting water soon

Some irrigation district members in Twisp will be getting water soon

New irrigation service is expected to begin providing water this week to Methow Valley Irrigation District (MVID) members living on Wagner, Marble and Burton streets in Twisp, areas not previously served by the irrigation district.
Judge Jason Newman knows the score for Memorial Day Rodeo competitors

Judge Jason Newman knows the score for Memorial Day Rodeo competitors

When the chute gates swing open at the 44th annual Methow Valley Memorial Day Rodeo Saturday and Sunday (May 23-24), the fate of a rough stock competitor will revolve around two dynamics: his …
The word, the line, the form — all explored in Winthrop Gallery show

The word, the line, the form — all explored in Winthrop Gallery show

Visual artists derive inspiration from many aspects of the world — nature, music, the human form, the written word — and often manage to create poetry out of whatever medium they’re working in. The Post-Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh particularly …
Weekend concerts feature young soloists, symphonic works

Weekend concerts feature young soloists, symphonic works

Eleven-year-old Odessa Owens likes bluegrass and Celtic music — she’s even been composing her own songs in those styles — but she is equally enthused about the Vivaldi violin concerto she will play with the Pipestone Orchestra this weekend. “I like Vivaldi,” she …
Arts briefs: May 20, 2015

Arts briefs: May 20, 2015

Trivia at the ciderhouse Keep your mind active on Sunday afternoons by taking part in trivia competition at the Methow Valley Ciderhouse near Winthrop, which will host teams of up to five from 3–5 p.m., starting this weekend. Cost is $3 person. For more information, call (509) 341-4354 or email methowcider@gmail.com. Confluence exhibits ‘Fireworks’ Confluence...
A crystal ball for the Pacific Northwest’s climate

A crystal ball for the Pacific Northwest’s climate

If you’re looking for unexpected ways the current drought is affecting the West, you might take a look in Kathie Dello’s inbox. Until recently, Dello, the deputy director of Oregon’s climate service, had been getting the same emails from prospective …
Harts Pass: May 20, 2015

Harts Pass: May 20, 2015

Community briefs: May 20, 2015

Community briefs: May 20, 2015

Cruise-In rolls into Twisp Cruise-In 2015, hosted by Methow Valley Motorheads, launches tonight (May 20) at Twisp Town Park beginning at 5:30 p.m. The free event features antique and classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. For more information, call (509) 341-4255 or (509) 860-1610. Other Cruise-Ins will be held on June 17 at River Bend RV...