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Deliver us from our ‘misteakes’

Deliver us from our ‘misteakes’

The most alarming news of the month, if you ask me, is that Robo Brain, a “super-intelligent” robotic brain, is about to be turned loose on the world. Shades of the classic sci-fi film 2001: A Space Odyssey and Hal, the malevolent computer! But why not, you say? Given the follies our own brains lead...
Lady Lions turn back tough Oroville, 3–1

Lady Lions turn back tough Oroville, 3–1

By Mike Maltais

The Liberty Bell High School varsity volleyball team defeated Oroville, 3 – 1, last Thursday (Sept. 18) after opening the week with a rough back-to-back road schedule that included a 3 – 2 loss to non-league Soap Lake and a 3 – 1 win over league rival Tonasket.

Mountain Lions open league play with loss to Tonasket

Mountain Lions open league play with loss to Tonasket

By Mike Maltais

Coming off a 52-7 non-league loss to the visiting La Salle Lightning of the 1A South Central Division two weeks ago, the Liberty Bell High School varsity football team met another even larger opponent when the 51-man roster of Tonasket Tigers stopped by to …

School district hires youth and family social worker

School district hires youth and family social worker

The Methow Valley School District has completed staffing for a coordinated approach to student and family support services with the hiring of Melinda Boonstra as the district’s youth and family social worker. Boonstra will help students and families access community resources and determine how students’ needs affect overall well-being and learning. Her responsibilities include individualized...
Methow Valley equestrians do well at Whidbey meet

Methow Valley equestrians do well at Whidbey meet

Three members of the Moccasin Lake Equestrian Team, coached by Annie and Tulie Budiselich, made a fine showing with first-, second- and ninth-place finishes at the Back-to-Back One Day Events held at the Whidbey Island Pony Club on Sept. 13-14. Competing were Tulie Budiselich, 19, of Twisp, on her 11-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, Forest; Mazama’s Cassidy...
Community briefs: September 24, 2014

Community briefs: September 24, 2014

This week: Community Harvest Potluck this weekend, Fire district open house, All about lampreys, Ham radio study sessions, Recognition dinner for nonprofit boards, Community conversations about child care, and Native plants sale
Soccer girls lose on the road at Tonasket, 5 – 3 

Soccer girls lose on the road at Tonasket, 5 – 3 

By Mike Maltais

The combination of a slow start and injuries worked against the Liberty Bell High School varsity soccer girls in a 5-3 league loss at Tonasket last Thursday (Sept. 18). Following the cancellation of a scheduled game against Manson…

‘Conversations on Finality’ opens at Confluence

‘Conversations on Finality’ opens at Confluence

By Ann McCreary

A Confluence Gallery art exhibit on the subject of death that opens on Saturday (Sept. 27) has been planned for more than a year — long before the Methow Valley was struck by July’s devastating firestorms and August’s destructive mudslides. As the community works to move forward — and in some cases …...

Arts briefs: Sept. 24, 2014

Arts briefs: Sept. 24, 2014

New show at Winthrop Gallery The Winthrop Gallery will host an artists’ reception on Oct. 4 in conjunction with the opening of the gallery’s “Shrines, Altars and Sacred Objects” exhibit. The free event begins at 5 p.m. The exhibit opens Oct. 1 and continues through Nov. 24. For more information, call 996-3925.  Submissions sought for...
Mazama: September 24, 2014

Mazama: September 24, 2014

By Bob Spiwak Tim and Nancy Wezeman were riding their horses out in the West Boesel-Dripping Springs (Big Valley) area when they were aware of two pairs of large, dark ears ahead of them in the woods. On closer inspection they saw that the ears belonged to a couple of moose. Actually, they determined that...