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Serendipity, experimentation and chance explored at Winthrop Gallery

Serendipity, experimentation and chance explored at Winthrop Gallery

By Laurelle Walsh In Winthrop Gallery’s new show, “Serendipity: New work from Pearl Cherrington, Jim Neupert and Susannah Young,” all three artists explore the creative process from the perspective of experimentation and chance. The exhibit opens today (Aug. 5) and runs through Sept. 14. An opening reception with refreshments will be held at the gallery...
See ceramic artists working at Methow Valley Clay Art Fest

See ceramic artists working at Methow Valley Clay Art Fest

Methow Valley Clay Art Center on the TwispWorks campus hosts the Methow Valley Clay Art Fest this weekend (Aug. 6-9). The event begins on Thursday with a potluck “meet ‘n greet” and ceramic exhibition from 7 – 9 p.m. On Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., the festival’s featured ceramic artists will …
Live music at Sun Mountain

Live music at Sun Mountain

Sun Mountain Lodge will host a series of indoor and outdoor musical performances in August, all of them free and open to the public: Thursday (Aug. 6), Terry Hunt, classical guitar, 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 11), Nicole Unser, 6 – 8 p.m. Aug. 13, Tara Weaver, classical violinist, 6 – 8 p.m. Aug. 18, Hank Cramer and Rob Thran,...
Home Tour offers a rare inside look at Methow Valley living

Home Tour offers a rare inside look at Methow Valley living

It’s OK to feel a little bit voyeuristic on the annual Methow Valley Home Tour. After all, it’s an opportunity to take an up-close look at distinct valley homes — many of them hidden from general view — that you might not otherwise see. And according to Louise Stevens, one of the organizers of this year’s tour, many visitors...

Legal notices: August 5, 2015

LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BID Sealed bids will be received by the Town of Winthrop at Town Hall located at 206 Riverside Avenue (PO Box 459), Winthrop, Washington, 98862 until 11:00 A.M. on August 20, 2015 and there publicly opened and read. The Town of Winthrop Upper Bluff Street Water Loop consists of constructing 1000...
Army extends comment period on heli training plan

Army extends comment period on heli training plan

The comment period has been extended until Sept. 4 on a U.S. Army proposal to train helicopter pilots in landing techniques at high elevations in the North Cascades mountains. The Army had initially established a deadline of July 30 to accept comments for the scoping phase of the proposal, during which the public can provide input...
‘Hoot owl’ fishing restrictions on Methow River

‘Hoot owl’ fishing restrictions on Methow River

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) said on Tuesday (Aug. 4) that it is imposing “hoot owl” fishing restrictions on the Methow River as of Wednesday (Aug. 5). That means the river is closed to fishing from 2 p.m.-midnight every day. All species are affected. The restriction affects the Methow River from Lower...
News of Record: July 29, 2015

News of Record: July 29, 2015

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office July 16 CIVIL MATTER: Caller on Libby Creek Road, Carlton, reported an ongoing property line dispute with a neighbor who keeps coming onto the caller’s property without permission. July 17 NOISE COMPLAINT: Caller on West Buttermilk Creek Road, Twisp, reported a party with lots of loud music and yelling, and possibly...
County commissioners hear about proposed land-transfer strategies

County commissioners hear about proposed land-transfer strategies

Frustrated by what they say are fruitless efforts to compel the federal government to consult county officials before taking actions that affect land use and natural resources within the county, the Okanogan …
Killer Whales dominate at Brewster Invitational

Killer Whales dominate at Brewster Invitational

From the first dive to the final touch, the Methow Valley Killer Whales swim team dominated the Brewster Invitational on Saturday (July 25), easily out-stroking teams from Omak, Brewster and Okanogan. After nearly 100 events were concluded, the Killer Whales had racked up 1,004.5 overall team points to 366.5 by the Okanogan Bullfrogs, 337 by...