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Harts Pass: March 15, 2017

Harts Pass: March 15, 2017

Work up your appetite for another Bite of the Methow

Work up your appetite for another Bite of the Methow

The Bite Of the Methow, the annual community fundraiser hosted by the Winthrop Kiwanis, takes over the Winthrop Barn on Saturday (March 18), offering an array of foods prepared by local restaurants and providers. There will also be silent and live auctions to help raise funds for the community projects that Kiwanis supports. Steve Mitzner returns...
Mazama: March 15, 2017

Mazama: March 15, 2017

By Mandi Donohue Last Tuesday night, creatures from all over the wilderness made the trip to Goat Wall  to discuss the reintroduction of grizzlies into the North Cascades. For many, it was a highly charged evening as opinions and feathers flew in what one gray wolf called “an embarrassing night full of misinformation and ego.”  ...
Winthrop: March 15, 2017

Winthrop: March 15, 2017

By Ashley Lodato With winter still in full force (why hello, school bus-thwarting storms in mid-March!), Methow Valley residents competed near and far for fame and glory this past week. Close to home, nearly two dozen three-person coed teams raced alpine, tubing, and Nordic legs of the Community Challenge Relay at Loup Loup Ski Bowl...
Art, salmon and watershed science intersect in the classroom

Art, salmon and watershed science intersect in the classroom

Sixth-graders’ project links learning, creativity By Marcy Stamper When Methow Valley Elementary sixth-graders picked “Water Provides” as the theme for this year’s National Free Fishing Day, it showed how completely they had absorbed the interconnection of water for farmers, fish and virtually everyone in the community. Early this month, the students translated this theme onto...
Twisp: March 15, 2017

Twisp: March 15, 2017

By Sarah Schrock Competition builds community, or at least camaraderie. This was true for the varying sporting events and games that folks participated in over the weekend.  Peewee wrestlers aged 3-12 took to the mat in Chelan for a regional tournament on Saturday morning. As part of the annual tradition to build team spirit, many...
Low immunization rate in Methow Valley district worries health officials

Low immunization rate in Methow Valley district worries health officials

Immunization rates in the Methow Valley School District are among the lowest in the state, raising concerns among local health officials during this winter’s mumps outbreak, the state’s most serious in 50 years. Almost 10 percent of the district’s 600 students are considered “at-risk” because they do not meet the required immunization schedule for …
Winthrop-based Pacific Biodiversity Institute names new executive director

Winthrop-based Pacific Biodiversity Institute names new executive director

Barnard noted for climate change work, conservation research By Ann McCreary An internationally known climate change scientist and conservation leader has been chosen to lead Pacific Biodiversity Institute (PBI), a conservation research organization with headquarters in Winthrop. Phoebe Barnard is the new executive director of PBI, replacing Peter Morrison, who founded PBI in 1993. Morrison...
Legislature stops short of ‘levy cliff,’ bill goes to Inslee for signature

Legislature stops short of ‘levy cliff,’ bill goes to Inslee for signature

Educators across the state seem relieved after the Legislature voted to avoid the “levy cliff” on March 9. The House passed SB 5023 with 87 in support and 10 opposed after the Senate approved the bill with 48 in support and one opposed. The bill will freeze the current levy lid at 28 percent until 2019;...
McCabe claims second Nordic Junior Nationals title

McCabe claims second Nordic Junior Nationals title

The Methow Valley Nordic Team’s Novie McCabe took another national title in the U16 girls’ sprint race last week at the Nordic Junior National Championships in Lake Placid, New York. Earlier, Novie McCabe took first place in the U16 girls’ 5-kilometer race. The classic spring competition began last Wednesday (March 8), as fickle weather played...