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Mazama: July 13, 2016

Mazama: July 13, 2016

By Mandi Donohue Mazamazonians 7:5-9 tells the story of the great Fourth of July exodus of Seattleites from the fertile Methow Valley that flows with Lisa’s Chocolates and Highway 20 Honey. Those who stayed behind found favor with the Lord due to their wisdom. They arrived after most of the other interlopers had left, found peace...
Twisp: July 13, 2016

Twisp: July 13, 2016

By Sarah Schrock “Little opportunity for the air mass to warm up” from “the seemingly endless parade of cool and wet low pressure systems” that we have been experiencing. This, from NOAA forecasters, is a great departure from the original long-term forecasts that predicted above-average temperatures. So why the change? I want to know because...
Winthrop: July 13, 2016

Winthrop: July 13, 2016

By Ashley Lodato When Mariah Clements was my kids’ babysitter and swimming coach back in the early 2000s, she frequently told me that she wanted to attend Montessori college after high school, get certified, and return to the Methow Valley to teach at Little Star Montessori School in Winthrop. That dream became a reality a...
Lower Valley: July 13, 2016

Lower Valley: July 13, 2016

By Joanna Bastian At the two recent talks I gave, “The Complete and Entire History of the Methow, the Abridged Version,” I had meant to share the titles of the books I had gleaned for information, but forgot to do so at not one but both talks! Side note: Thank you to everyone who came...
Commission candidates draw full house for public forum

Commission candidates draw full house for public forum

Local voters packed the Twisp Valley Grange Monday (July 11) to hear what four Okanogan County Commission candidates had to say about issues ranging from accountability to zoning. About 250 people attended the candidate forum hosted by the grange to learn more about the four candidates who are running in the primary election for…
Clearing the way

Clearing the way

Back country horsemen from around the state volunteered almost 1,800 hours clearing and improving trails on U.S. Forest Service land in the Methow Valley during a five-day work party over the Fourth of July weekend. About 75 members of the Back Country Horsemen of Washington (BCHW) sawed out hundreds of downed trees, cleared overgrown vegetation,
Annual Winthrop R&B Festival will rock the Methow Valley again this weekend

Annual Winthrop R&B Festival will rock the Methow Valley again this weekend

Nearly nonstop music starts Friday night (July 15) and continues through the weekend as the 29th annual Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival takes over the expansive Blues Ranch just west of Winthrop. If you can only make it for one night, consider Friday. The usual array of top-tier talent will begin taking the stage at...
Art award for Reddington

Art award for Reddington

Methow Valley artist Ginger Reddington has won the Morrie and Joan Alhadeff Purchase Award for her painting “Tri Triptych Perfecta,” presented by the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association and Emerald Downs Racetrack. The work will be shown at the racetrack near Auburn in the Equine Art 2016 exhibit.
Hungry bears foraging too close to local homes

Hungry bears foraging too close to local homes

Fire damage affected usual food supply By Ann McCreary Habitat damage from wildfires may be contributing to problems with black bears at homes in the lower Methow Valley, according to state wildlife officials. Washington Department of Fish and Game (WDFW) captured a small male bear last Friday (July 8) in a trap set at a...
Upgrade your fishing license

Upgrade your fishing license

From now through September, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is offering current freshwater or saltwater fishing license holders the opportunity to upgrade to a combination license for under $28. The upgrade will give those anglers all the fishing privileges of a combination license at the cost they would have paid if they...