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Legal notices: June 24, 2015

LEGAL NOTICE Town of Twisp Request for Statements of Qualifications The Town of Twisp, Washington is engaged in a project to build a non-motorized public trail in the town limits and is seeking Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) from design companies who specialize in the design and construction of non-motorized urban trails. All statements of qualifications...
Family Health Centers marks purchase of Twisp clinic

Family Health Centers marks purchase of Twisp clinic

By Don Nelson The transition continues at the former Methow Valley Family Practice in Twisp, where new owner Family Health Centers (FHC) hosted a grand opening on June 17. The clinic had actually changed hands on May 1, when ownership transferred to FHC from longtime local physician Dr. Joe Jensen, who had acquired it in...
Local angler spearheads adoption of fishing guide legislation

Local angler spearheads adoption of fishing guide legislation

Come July 24, fishing guide boats on the Methow River and all other Washington state waters will be wearing new identification decals, thanks to a new legislative measure spearheaded by Twisp resident and Methow Valley Fly Fishing Club member Larry Hill. The new law, Washington State Senate Bill 5824, requires all …
Pearrygin Lake State Park prepares to shut down along with other state agencies

Pearrygin Lake State Park prepares to shut down along with other state agencies

For the second time in as many years, Rick Lewis is making preparations to shut down the state parks he manages. And if the Washington state Legislature can’t come up with a two-year budget by midnight on Tuesday (June 30), agencies across the state will be turning on their answering machines and locking their doors....

Sports briefs: June 24, 2015

Register for Singletrack Solstice There’s still time to register for this weekend’s 2015 Methow Singletrack Solstice, which runs Friday through Sunday (June 26-28). Registration includes lunch on Saturday at the Chickadee Trailhead, breakfast Sunday at Mack Lloyd Park in Winthrop, a raffle ticket and a chance to win prizes. For information, visit www.methowevergreenmtb.org/p/methow-singletrack-solstice. Registration prices...
USFS: Post-fire road repairs continue

USFS: Post-fire road repairs continue

Repair work continues on roads damaged by last year’s Carlton Complex Fire and summer storms, the U.S. Forest Service said this week. Burned Area Emergency Recovery, or BAER funds are helping to replace damaged culverts and make repairs, the Forest Service said. • Crews recently reported that the Volstead Road has been repaired and is...
Harts Pass: June 24, 2015

Harts Pass: June 24, 2015

County commissioners consider adding third meeting day

County commissioners consider adding third meeting day

There may be changes to when and where the Okanogan County commissioners meet, based on new state laws and a proposal to add a third meeting day to the commissioners’ regular schedule. The commissioners are considering amending the county code so they would meet every Wednesday — in addition to Monday and …
Kiwanis projects upgrade facilities at Classroom in Bloom, Little Star Montessori

Kiwanis projects upgrade facilities at Classroom in Bloom, Little Star Montessori

An industrious crew of volunteers is upgrading outdoor structures that are used for learning and play by students at two local schools. Winthrop Kiwanis members Don Carlson, Carl Miller, Bob Stone, Dick Evans and John Owen were at Classroom in Bloom — the teaching garden at Methow Valley Elementary School — on ...
Volunteers continue home-rebuilding efforts

Volunteers continue home-rebuilding efforts

A volunteer crew of three couples from Marysville United Methodist Church wrapped up a week of work on Sunday (June 21), helping rebuild a home on Balky Hill Road that was destroyed in the Carlton Complex Fire. They are the latest crew of volunteers to work on the house, which is one of a half-dozen...