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News of Record: February 15, 2017

News of Record: February 15, 2017

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office Feb. 7 BURGLAR ALARM: A burglar alarm was set off at a location on Highway 20 between Mazama and Winthrop. Feb. 8 ABANDONED VEHICLE: An abandoned vehicle was reported at Highway 153 and Ross Road, Twisp. Feb. 11 ASSAULT: An assault was reported at a location on Twisp-Carlton Road. SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY:...
A lasting legacy

A lasting legacy

By Don Nelson For more than a century, the Woods family name has been synonymous with excellent journalism, community service and civic involvement in north central Washington. Wilfred R. “Wilf” Woods, former editor and publisher of the family-owned Wenatchee World, died last week at the age of 97 — leaving an extraordinary personal and professional legacy to...
Letters to the editor: February 15, 2017

Letters to the editor: February 15, 2017

A great event Dear Editor: We recently attended and participated in the Ski for Light program in Mazama. A special thanks goes to Nancy Milsteadt of Winthrop, who organized and orchestrated the rewarding local event. The organization is for blind and mobility-impaired skiers. About 20 participants skied along with their guides. One skier came from...

Legal notices: February 15, 2017

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID TOWN OF TWISP – PUBLIC WORKS SHOP         Sealed bids will be received by the Public Works Director, Andrew Denham and staff of The Town of Twisp, in the Council Room located at 118 S. Glover Street, Twisp, WA 98856, for the construction of the new Town of Twisp – Public Works Shop. ...
Commenting period open on proposed nightly rental zoning

Commenting period open on proposed nightly rental zoning

A property owner on the Twisp-Winthrop Eastside Road is applying to Okanogan County for a zoning change to allow an existing single-family residence to be used as a nightly rental. The 10-acre parcel is about 2-1/2 miles south of Winthrop, on the east side of Twisp-Winthrop Eastside Road. If approved, the property would maintain 9-1/2...
Proposed annexation of Winthrop to District 6 winning by a large margin

Proposed annexation of Winthrop to District 6 winning by a large margin

Voters in both the Town of Winthrop and Okanogan County Fire District 6 are handily approving a proposed annexation of the town to the fire district, the first tally of special election votes indicated on Tuesday night (Feb. 14). According to Okanogan County Auditor’s Office results posted after 8 p.m. Tuesday, Winthrop voters were approving...
Lady Lions head into post-season play

Lady Lions head into post-season play

The Lady Lions overcame a sluggish start to romp past Bridgeport, 52-29, in a home-court game on Senior Night for the Liberty Bell High School girls’ basketball team last Thursday (Feb. 2). It was the final regular-regular season game for the Lady Lions, who finished fourth in the Central Washington 2B league with an 11-5...
Mountain Lions’ season ends with Senior Night loss

Mountain Lions’ season ends with Senior Night loss

Liberty Bell High School’s five seniors were all starters on Senior Night last Thursday (Feb. 2), as the Mountain Lions boys’ basketball team finished its season with a home-court loss to Bridgeport, 67-30. Coupled with an earlier 75-39 loss at Tonasket, the season-ending defeat left the Mountain Lions with a 0-20 record for the year. It...
Holston takes first place at district wrestling finals

Holston takes first place at district wrestling finals

Liberty Bell High School’s Finlay Holston pinned opponent Dylan Kalma of Tonasket to take first place in the 182-pound division at the Central Washington 2B district finals on the Mountain Lions’ home mats last weekend. Holston, a junior, is one of six Liberty Bell wrestlers who will travel to the regional tournament in Tonasket on Saturday...
MVNT skiers rack up wins in Race of the Methow

MVNT skiers rack up wins in Race of the Methow

The Race of the Methow drew more than 150 competitors from throughout the Pacific Northwest to the McCabe Trails at Liberty Bell High School last weekend, and racers for the Methow Valley Nordic Team (MVNT) made their usual impressive showing. A new course layout was used for the first time, with skate sprint races on...