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Accessible public lands key to Methow Valley – and Northwest – economy

Accessible public lands key to Methow Valley – and Northwest – economy

For over 25 years, my company, Zumiez, has brought managers from all over the country to the Methow Valley for an annual training event. Zumiez is a 38-year-old action sports lifestyle retailer based in Seattle. We’ve got stores in four countries and every state in the United States. This year’s event had over 700 Zumiez managers…...
Harts Pass: May 25, 2016

Harts Pass: May 25, 2016

Shafer Museum opens this weekend

Shafer Museum opens this weekend

The Shafer Museum in Winthrop opens for the season beginning Saturday (May 28). Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day through Labor Day weekend. Admission is by donation. The museum is on Castle Avenue, and can also be reached by way of a stairway on Riverside Avenue. Several historic Methow Valley buildings have...
New executive director named for Methow Valley Citizens Council

New executive director named for Methow Valley Citizens Council

The Methow Valley Citizens Council (MVCC) has hired Brian de Place as its new executive director. He will join MVCC on June 20. “Moving to the Methow Valley and working at an organization that has been so instrumental in preserving this place is like a dream come true,” said de Place, a lifelong visitor to...
USFS offers draft plan for Chewuch area’s road network

USFS offers draft plan for Chewuch area’s road network

A draft decision on the Chewuch Transportation Plan was issued this month by Mike Liu, Methow District Ranger. The plan guides management of 394 miles of road on U.S. Forest Service land in the Chewuch River drainage, an area encompassing 316,000 acres of forest system land.
Senior News: May 26, 2016

Senior News: May 26, 2016

Our 2016 over-80 party was a big hit, with a lot of over-80 people showing up. Of course, Mary Bean was the oldest lady, at 101. She was presented with white and red roses. Howard Brewer was the oldest gentleman, at 96. He also got flowers, Thanks to everyone who came, and to all those...
Hugh (Bill) James Imes1921 – 2016

Hugh (Bill) James Imes
1921 – 2016

Hugh (Bill) James Imes, 95, passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 14, 2016. He battled pancreatic cancer. Bill was the ninth child of James Burton Imes and Prudence (Prudie or Pet) Laymance Imes, and the first of their 10 children to be born in the Methow Valley up on the Rendezvous. Bill was...
Carolyn Ann Beckman1963 – 2016

Carolyn Ann Beckman
1963 – 2016

Carolyn Ann Beckman, age 52, passed away peacefully in her home in Chelan on May 8, 2016, surrounded by love and family. The cause of death was metastatic breast cancer. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on May 23, 1963 to John and Lily (Knott) Beckman, Carolyn was one of seven children. Vibrant and graceful, she started...
Lucille (Lou) Dunkin celebration of life

Lucille (Lou) Dunkin celebration of life

A celebration of the life of Lucille (Lou) Dunkin will be held at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp on Sunday (May 29), 2016, at 4 p.m. Lou passed away Dec. 5, 2015, at the age of 92. The family invites Lou’s many friends in the Methow Valley to attend. The celebration will include...

Legals: May 25, 2016

LEGAL NOTICE IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY In Re the Estate of: KENNETH B. GRUBE, Deceased Case No.: 16-4-00007-9 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030). The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this estate.  Any person having a claim against the Decedent must, before the time...