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County commissioners ready to endorse comp plan — as is

County commissioners ready to endorse comp plan — as is

Two months after they adopted a new comprehensive plan and then put it on hold for reconsideration, the Okanogan County commissioners are satisfied that new…
Measles madness reduces community’s immunity

Measles madness reduces community’s immunity

Every day nearly 400 people die of measles worldwide, mostly small children, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In 2013, says the WHO, measles killed 145,700 people. Measles can cause blindness, deafness, encephalitis and pneumonia. Happily, transmission of this highly contagious, airborne virus is preventable. In the United States, measles actually was declared eradicated...
Letters to the editor: Feb. 25, 2015

Letters to the editor: Feb. 25, 2015

Creator’s mandate Dear Editor: Christ’s ordination of creation’s first marriage is our Creator’s first mandate to humankind. “From the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife and they twain shall be one flesh: So then they...
Year-long inquiry into IB possibilities, more work to be done

Year-long inquiry into IB possibilities, more work to be done

By Anne Andersen and Deborah DeKalb What do we mean by a comprehensive instructional framework? What should it include? How should an education framework reflect the values of the Methow Valley? How can it meet the needs of our diverse group of students? These were the kinds of questions that came up in district discussions...
Wavering on Westernization

Wavering on Westernization

By Don Nelson Does Winthrop have the will to remain Western? The question came up again — as it has several times since I arrived here nearly four years ago — at last week’s Town Council meeting. Craig Lints, former owner of the River Run Inn, told the council he has seen a steady deterioration in enforcement or even...
Some landowners get help guarding against post-fire floods

Some landowners get help guarding against post-fire floods

Two dozen private property owners with homes and land at high risk from flash floods and erosion will get some protection from large rock ramparts and grass seeding by the end of June.
Mountain Lions tie for third at state wrestling meet

Mountain Lions tie for third at state wrestling meet

Warden muscles its way to top of 1B/2B heap By Don Nelson Liberty Bell High School’s reign atop the state’s class 1B/2B wrestling world came to an end at Mat Classic XXVII in Tacoma last weekend, as the two-time defending champions finished in a tie for third place with Tonasket behind Warden and Reardan. But...
LBHS Knowledge Bowl team headed back to state meet

LBHS Knowledge Bowl team headed back to state meet

After an impressive second-place finish at regional competition in Wenatchee on Monday (Feb. 23), the Liberty Bell High School Knowledge Bowl team is once again headed to the state meet at Arlington High School on March 14. Team captain Rowan Post, Willy Duguay, Sebastian Hogness and Brennan Quigley will make the trip to Arlington, where...
Recognizing the signs of domestic abuse

Recognizing the signs of domestic abuse

February includes Valentine’s Day, and a lot people relate this month to love. We love all kinds of things throughout our lives, especially pets and people. When we fall in love, it …
Public invited to comment on wildlife plans

Public invited to comment on wildlife plans

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is working on a new management plan for the Sinlahekin and Scotch Creek wildlife areas in northeastern Okanogan County. The two areas cover nearly 48,000 acres, with shrub steppe, forested areas, rivers and lakes. They are home to bighorn sheep, mule deer, trout and more than 500...