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Gut Check winners

Gut Check winners

Liberty Bell wrestlers Meritt Fink, left, Trent Skelton and Emmett Fink came home with medals — and Skelton with the winner’s belt in his weight class — at the prestigious Gut Check Challenge wrestling tournament at the Evergreen State College in Olympia last weekend. Each of the Fink brothers took fifth place in their weight divisions. The Mountain Lions...
Cupp does well in college cyclocross championships

Cupp does well in college cyclocross championships

Cody Cupp, a 2012 Liberty Bell High School graduate, competed in the USA Cycling Collegiate National Cyclocross Championships last weekend in Austin, Texas. Riding for Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, Cupp came in seventh out of 90 Division 1 men, and second among his teammates. Cupp helped Fort Lewis College to a second-place finish...
Mountain Lions XC coach Herlihy honored

Mountain Lions XC coach Herlihy honored

Craig Herlihy, coach of the Liberty Bell High School cross-country team, has been named a Coach of the Year for 2014 by the Washington State Cross Country Coaches Association. Herlihy will be honored at the 2015 Washington State Track and Field/XC convention on Saturday (Jan. 17). The Liberty Bell boys’ cross-country team took fourth place...
Race of the Methow at Liberty Bell this weekend

Race of the Methow at Liberty Bell this weekend

The Race of the Methow, a two-day series of Nordic ski races for all ages, will be Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 17-18) on the McCabe Trails at Liberty Bell High School. It’s a great venue not only for skiers but also for spectators, who can watch classic skiing on Saturday and freestyle skiing on Sunday....
Methow Wildlife Area manager brings conservation, habitat experience from Florida

Methow Wildlife Area manager brings conservation, habitat experience from Florida

By Marcy Stamper
Sherry Furnari started her job as manager of the Methow Wildlife Area in late August, just over a month after 15,000 of the 35,000 acres she manages burned in the Carlton Complex Fire. Although Furnari came to the Methow from a dramatically different climate and habitat type — in Florida — she said there are...
Idaho wildlife manager is new director of WDFW

Idaho wildlife manager is new director of WDFW

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has selected Jim Unsworth, former deputy director of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, as the new director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). The commission made its selection from four finalists — narrowed down from eight original candidates — on Saturday (Jan. 10). Unsworth replaces outgoing director Phil...
Methow At Home survey gauges interest in a ‘virtual retirement village’

Methow At Home survey gauges interest in a ‘virtual retirement village’

By Laurelle Walsh

The nine-person steering committee that’s working to get the valley’s “virtual retirement village” — Methow at Home — off the ground, would like people to complete a survey to help them determine whether the “Village” concept will work in the Methow Valley. “This is not something that we’ve invented,” said committee member…

Taxable business property lists due

Taxable business property lists due

The annual itemized list of personal property used in a business, ranch or farm is due to the Okanogan County assessor. State law requires all businesses to submit a list of all taxable personal property as of Jan. 1, including desks and chairs, computers, display cases, camera security systems, furniture used in nightly rentals, farm...
News of Record: January 14, 2015

News of Record: January 14, 2015

Okanogan County Superior Court The court found probable cause to charge Jacob Marshall Chandler, 29, with two counts of Possession with Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, second-degree Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and first-degree Driving While License Suspended. Bail was set at $30,000. Chandler was arrested in Winthrop on a routine traffic stop.
Harts Pass: January 14, 2015

Harts Pass: January 14, 2015