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Mazama: August 24, 2016

Mazama: August 24, 2016

By Mandi Donohue Last Friday marked the one-year anniversary of our fallen firefighters.  While so much of me wanted and intended to, I didn’t make it down valley to the remembrance. Lliam and I have been passing ships in the night. With his late night tows and my early morning hours, I felt like I hadn’t...
Winthrop: August 24, 2016

Winthrop: August 24, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Have you ever had a thing that you didn’t really need anymore, but you thought “This thing is just too good to toss?” If so, you will be delighted to hear that Methow Recycles runs a website specifically for these types of situations, where people can post information about their good, useable,...
Twisp: August 24, 2016

Twisp: August 24, 2016

By Sarah Schrock I know you’ve seen them, driving up and down the highway every hour; orange place names on the roof, striped green and blue. The 12-passenger buses operated by TranGO seem to be gaining riders, based on my un-official observations. I was the sole rider on my first TranGO trip last month. The...
Lower Valley: August 24, 2016

Lower Valley: August 24, 2016

By Joanna Bastian Earlier this month, Aleeka Smith celebrated the passing down of a very special ceremonial buckskin dress that belonged to her great aunt, Mary Miller Marchand. Aleeka lives in the lower Methow Valley along the same riverbank where her great aunt lived, along with many other generations before them. In Mary’s last years...
Okangoan sheriff’s department adds free firearms skills classes

Okangoan sheriff’s department adds free firearms skills classes

The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Department has added more firearms classes at all levels — essentials, fundamentals and home defense — this fall. Because of high interest, they are also offering an afternoon session of the home-defense class on September 17. The afternoon session replaces the fundamentals class that had previously been scheduled for that day....
Volunteer to help people and change lives

Volunteer to help people and change lives

Okanogan County Community Action Council is seeking volunteers for various activities to carry out its mission of Helping People… Changing Lives. Opportunities are available for new board members, to help with Community Action’s Food for All program and their food pantry, and to work with the financial literacy program. The board is seeking new members...
Outdoor Conservation Corps jobs available

Outdoor Conservation Corps jobs available

Interested in working on a crew to protect and enhance natural resources in Washington — or help during natural disasters anywhere in the country? The Washington Conservation Corps is recruiting people ages 18 to 25 for its Yakima crew to work throughout Central Washington. Gulf War II–era veterans and their dependents are also eligible for the posts....
Senior News: August 24, 2016

Senior News: August 24, 2016

 I guess I am not the only one having trouble with my sun shades. As I was sitting in the parking lot trying to twist them back into shape, I finally gave up and tossed them in the back seat, just in time to see the person next to me toss theirs in the back...
Bus barn razed for more productive space

Bus barn razed for more productive space

In just two days, the powerful jaws of an excavator demolished the old school bus barn in Twisp, clearing more space in the parking area and giving access to a second entrance to the bus-maintenance garage. Demolishing the bus barn — which hasn’t been used to shelter buses for years—was one of the improvements recommended by a Methow...
Twisp re-captures the (crossing) flags

Twisp re-captures the (crossing) flags

After hearing reports from Twisp residents about near misses with vehicles while crossing Highway 20 in town, Twisp officials have installed new bright orange flags at four locations in town for pedestrians to carry while crossing the road. The flags are intended to make pedestrians more visible to motorists and increase pedestrian safety.