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R&B Festival donations announced

R&B Festival donations announced

The Winthrop Music Association, the nonprofit organization that presents the annual Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival, reported that it has made donations to several organizations from the festival’s 2016 proceeds. They include: • The Cove Food Bank in Twisp, $3,750. • The Washington Blues Society Musician Relief Program, $500. • The Methow Valley School District...
Storyteller evokes America’s history from personal perspectives

Storyteller evokes America’s history from personal perspectives

A solo performer brings to life two tales from America’s past in two shows at The Merc Playhouse on Saturday (Sept 24) and Sunday (Sept. 25). Actress Michèle La Rue creates a cast of distinctive characters in this “story hour for grownups.” She will perform a story called “The Bedquilt,” written in 1906 …
Brady features Chopin in benefit concerts for Room One

Brady features Chopin in benefit concerts for Room One

Local pianist Michael Brady will present two concerts — on Oct. 1 and Oct. 8 — at The Merc Playhouse to benefit Room One, the nonprofit social services agency in Twisp. The concerts — with the theme “A Recital/Lecture, the Subject Being Chopin” — will include the composer’s last major works for the piano as well as Brady’s commentary on them, on Chopin’s...
Dress code discussion about more than clothes

Dress code discussion about more than clothes

A school dress code is about a lot more than simply what a student wears to school, as was evident in a frank discussion among Liberty Bell High School students, staff and parents this week. What people wear encompasses issues of personal identity, body image and cultural attitudes about sexuality, those …
Lloyd resigns Twisp council seat to avoid conflict of interest

Lloyd resigns Twisp council seat to avoid conflict of interest

Twisp Town Council member Bob Lloyd resigned from the council last week because his company, Lloyd Logging Inc., was the successful bidder for a $163,689 contract with the town. Lloyd Logging was the low bidder on a project that will construct curbs, gutters and sidewalks …
Twisp again delays OK of in-kind services contract

Twisp again delays OK of in-kind services contract

The Twisp Town Council kicked a contract between Twisp and Lloyd Holdco down the road once again, directing Twisp’s public works director to identify how in-kind services proposed in the agreement could be applied to construction of a recreational trail. The most recent version of…
Contract awarded for forest-thinning project in South Summit area on Loup Loup Pass

Contract awarded for forest-thinning project in South Summit area on Loup Loup Pass

Boise Cascade Wood Products Manufacturing is the successful bidder for the Benzer Stewardship Project, a forest-thinning project that will be conducted in the South Summit area on Loup Loup Pass. The Benzer Stewardship Project includes more than 2,000 acres of marking and thinning trees…
Methow Headwaters campaign goes airborne to build support

Methow Headwaters campaign goes airborne to build support

Legislation sought to prevent copper mining near Mazama By Ann McCreary The campaign against future copper mining in the upper Methow Valley took to the air Tuesday (Sept. 20) with plane flights over the remote and rugged mountains that are the headwaters of the Methow River. The Methow Headwaters campaign, which is seeking to protect...
Full metal yellow jacket

Full metal yellow jacket

A giant yellow jacket will soon hover high in the air above the Twisp Commons next to the Methow Valley Community Center. An 8-foot-long metal sculpture (not including antennae) by local artist Barry Stromberger is expected to be installed soon, a collaboration of Methow Arts and Methow Salmon …
Senior Center volunteers weary of trash talking

Senior Center volunteers weary of trash talking

The Methow Valley Senior Center regularly receives generous donations of winter coats and boots, a variety of clothing, small appliances and decorative items, but 5 to 10 percent of the “donations” are bags crammed with threadbare garments and even soiled underwear and used tampons, according to several of the volunteers.