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Free music festival on Saturday features local musicians, barbecue

Free music festival on Saturday features local musicians, barbecue

A free festival featuring local musicians and a barbecue will be held from 4-10 p.m. on Saturday (July 2), organized by the Methow Headwaters Campaign — a grassroots organization fighting potential copper mining in Mazama. The event will be held at John Doran’s Walking D Ranch Adventures on Highway 20, just north of Twisp.  Musical guests include...
Juvenile facility, programs will stay in Okanogan County

Juvenile facility, programs will stay in Okanogan County

Okanogan County will continue to use the local facility in Okanogan to house its juvenile offenders, where they will receive schooling, drug and alcohol counseling, and behavior-management interventions from county staff and community volunteers. The Okanogan County commissioners announced the decision at a public meeting on June 21 after a long fact-finding process …
Still time to support Reddington Project

Still time to support Reddington Project

Thanks to the remarkable generosity of many people, the fundraising drive to support publication of Living With Alzheimer’s: the Don Reddington Project has generated impressive support. The Methow Valley News plans to publish a magazine-style compilation of the eight articles that Don wrote for the newspaper last year about facing Alzheimer’s and its implications, plus an...

Harts Pass: June 29, 2016

Senior News: June 29, 2016

Senior News: June 29, 2016

Don’t forget, if you are a senior member: We are having a barbecue for you on July 5. Please come in and sign up or call and ask to get your name on the list. There is no meal on July 4, so we will make up for it on July 5 with a free...
Michael David Hobby1950–2016

Michael David Hobby
1950–2016

Michael David Hobby, 65, born Oct. 1, 1950, went home to be with the Lord on June 22, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Mike served in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam veteran and later went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington. Mike was the pastor of Isaiah...

Legal notices: June 29, 2016

LEGAL NOTICE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY Estate of JANET RAE CORLEY, Deceased. No. PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.020, .030 JENNIFER RAE HURLEN WALLIS has been appointed as personal representative (“personal representative”) of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim...
Okanogan County sued over management, compensation

Okanogan County sued over management, compensation

An administrator at Okanogan County Superior Court and the court itself have filed a lawsuit against Okanogan County and all three county commissioners, claiming that the commissioners have interfered with the court’s authority to manage and compensate their staff. Dennis Rabidou, who holds two positions — as Okanogan County’s superior court administrator …
No Bad Days: June 22, 2016

No Bad Days: June 22, 2016

Straight outta Mazama After a challenging process of interviewing several promising applicants, when I asked Mandi Smith Donohue to become the Mazama correspondent for our Valley Life page she had a typical comeback. “I thought you liked me,” she said in mock horror at the offer, as if I were asking her to do something...
Letters to the editor: June 22, 2016

Letters to the editor: June 22, 2016

Grateful to community Dear Editor Nearly two years after the devastating Carlton Complex Fire, we can all celebrate the rebuilding of our neighbors’ lives, the continual recovery of our infrastructure, and a more-prepared, resilient community. Room One is proud to be a part of the countywide recovery effort and to have helped meet the needs...