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Varsity practices, parents meetings just ahead in three fall sports

Varsity practices, parents meetings just ahead in three fall sports

Season practices and parents’ meetings are just around the corner for varsity volleyball, girls’ soccer, and cross-country. Volleyball The girls’ volleyball team will hit the practice court from 6:30 – 8:15 a.m. and again from 7 – 8:30 p.m. on Monday (Aug. 25) under the watchful eye of returning head coach Tim Boonstra. The parents’ meeting will be held...
Fire activity called minimal after rain

Fire activity called minimal after rain

By Marcy Stamper
With rain falling on local fires last week—more than an inch in some places—and cooler temperatures, fire crews have been able to get closer to the two most active fires, the Little Bridge Creek Fire in the Twisp River drainage, and the Upper Falls Fire in the Chewuch drainage.
Equipment check

Equipment check

Tanner White (right), 13, gives a hand to 9-year-old fourth-grader Beau Tanguy with the proper helmet fit during the first day of Peewee football practice at Liberty Bell High School. Some 22 Peewees from 8 to 12 years of age will play their first game at Okanogan or Omak on Sept. 9.
Lincoln Post takes over as LBHS varsity girls’ soccer coach

Lincoln Post takes over as LBHS varsity girls’ soccer coach

By Mike Maltais
With their first practice less than a week away and their first game on Sept. 6, the Liberty Bell High School varsity soccer girls have a new face — Lincoln Post — signing on as the team’s head coach this year.
Football Club holds another car wash

Football Club holds another car wash

Saturday car washes have treated the new Liberty Bell High School Football Club so well that the team has decided to hold its third consecutive wash, from 9 a.m. – noon this Saturday (Aug. 23) at the Methow Valley School district bus garage adjacent to the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. The club’s first car wash...
Mementos of the past run through current gallery exhibit

Mementos of the past run through current gallery exhibit

By Laurelle Walsh

The work of three member-artists of the Winthrop Gallery cooperative are on display in a show titled “Inside and Outside” beginning this week and running through Sept. 29. An artists’ reception will be held at the gallery on Saturday (Aug. 23) from 5-7 p.m., with …

Celestial Cinema offers three nights of film under the stars in Winthrop

Celestial Cinema offers three nights of film under the stars in Winthrop

By Laurelle Walsh

The third annual Celestial Cinema presents three evenings of films under the stars on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (Aug. 21 – 23) at Spring Creek Ranch in Winthrop.
Hosted by local screenwriter and film buff Sarah Berns, this year’s selections include Babe on Thursday, Grease on Friday, and Frozen on Saturday....

Concert will benefit Carlton Complex Fire victims

Concert will benefit Carlton Complex Fire victims

Too Slim & the Taildraggers, Greg Hardy and Fred Cooley, and Honey and the Killer Beez will headline a “Blues for the Burn” benefit concert on Aug. 29 at the Winthrop Barn beginning at 7 p.m. The suggested donation is $20. All proceeds will be used to help victims of the Carlton Complex Fire, through...
Winthrop hosts MountainFilm on Tour on Saturday

Winthrop hosts MountainFilm on Tour on Saturday

By Laurelle Walsh MountainFilm on Tour, select films from the 2014 Telluride MountainFilm Festival, travels to Winthrop for a showing in Mack Lloyd Park on Saturday (Aug. 23). The gate opens at 7 p.m.; the films start at 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the event or online at squareup.com/market/north-cascades-mtn-hostel,  $15 for adults, $10...
Arts briefs: August 20, 2014

Arts briefs: August 20, 2014

Blues at the pub Anni Piper, described as Australia’s “First Lady of Blues,” will appear Saturday (Aug. 23) at the Twisp River Pub. The show begins at 9 p.m. and there is a $5 cover charge. For more information, call 997-6822. a Love, Big Bad Gina share stage Local favorite Laura Love will be joined...