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Harts Pass: September 21, 2016

Harts Pass: September 21, 2016

Cantwell backs aggressive fuel-reduction efforts to contain fires

Cantwell backs aggressive fuel-reduction efforts to contain fires

Longer and more intense wildfire seasons of recent years will only become more extreme as a result of climate change, and that has fueled efforts by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, to increase fuels reduction projects in forests to prevent large-scale forest fires. Cantwell was joined by four climate and forestry…
News of Record: September 21, 2016

News of Record: September 21, 2016

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office Sept. 12 SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: Caller on Twisp River Road reported that people were in the woods nearby, attempting to steal things from houses and tractors. Sept. 14 INJURED ANIMAL: An injured deer was reported on Old Twisp Highway. Sept. 15 ASSAULT: Caller on Old Carlton Road reported they were assaulted. MISSING...
Supervisors hired to help oversee after-school program

Supervisors hired to help oversee after-school program

A new after-school child care program offered by the Methow Valley School District has proven very popular, growing from six to 24 students in just three weeks. The five-day-a-week program provides child care on a sliding scale for elementary school students. Because of the high interest, the school district has hired three supervisors — Bo Thrasher, Elise...
Learn about online safety strategies for teens and adults

Learn about online safety strategies for teens and adults

In a world where everything is online, it can be difficult for everyone — especially young people — to understand how to use the Internet and social media productively and safely. As Liberty Bell High School counselor Amy Knob said, “Everything online is public, permanent and searchable, no matter the privacy settings.” Liberty Bell is holding two assemblies for...
Karen L. BoothApril 14, 2016 – September 8, 2016

Karen L. Booth
April 14, 2016 – September 8, 2016

Karen, born April 14, 1954, passed away peacefully in her sleep with family and friends by her side on Sept. 8, 2016. She will be missed by her many family members and friends but will forever remain in our hearts and our thoughts. Karen is survived by her husband of 43 years, Randy Booth; her...
Senior News: September 21, 2016

Senior News: September 21, 2016

Saturday morning when we opened the doors for the Winter Sale, around 100 people were lined up waiting. There were some great bargains going out the door. People were hauling large black bags out with big smiles on their faces. The sale will be going for a few more weeks, so come in and check it...
The ‘statement’ comes due

The ‘statement’ comes due

By Don Nelson I don’t see much positive coming out of Okanogan County Commissioner Jim DeTro’s recent ATV foray into Winthrop from Conconully with a group of friends who journeyed over some off-limit roads and parked in town to make a point. DeTro told me, in an amiable conversation, that he was trying to make...
Letters to the editor: September 21, 2016

Letters to the editor: September 21, 2016

Be sure to vote Dear Editor: With the circumstances surrounding the presidential election this year, some regular voters are apparently choosing not to vote.  I would like to remind everyone that even if you choose not to cast a vote for president, your local elections still depend greatly upon your vote. It is not unusual...
It’s still ‘Christmas at the End of the Road’ in 2016, Winthrop Chamber of Commerce says

It’s still ‘Christmas at the End of the Road’ in 2016, Winthrop Chamber of Commerce says

Winthrop’s annual post-Thanksgiving seasonal celebration, “Christmas at the End of the Road,” will continue to be called that for at least another year. David Gottula, president of the event’s sponsoring organization, the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce, said this week that a proposal to change the event’s name will be considered by the chamber board and members,...