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Methow: September 24, 2014

Methow: September 24, 2014

Methow By Joanna Bastian Always ahead of the game, us lower valley folks have been ready for fall for months. We even decorated early for Halloween this year — everything has been orange and black since mid-July. The trees that shut down all growth during the fire as an act of survival today blend in with the...
Winthrop: September 24, 2014

Winthrop: September 24, 2014

By Ashley Lodato With rain and cooler temperatures forecast to usher in the official start of autumn, people headed to the hills in droves over the weekend to get what may be (but what we hope won’t be) a final fix of the mountains before the first lasting snowfall. Sixth-grader Bodie Paul — who was less than...
Twisp: September 24, 2014

Twisp: September 24, 2014

By Sally Gracie The summer of 2014 wasn’t good for horseback riding in the Methow Valley. Finally, 10 weeks after the first fire blew up above Texas Creek, riders on horseback are exploring the areas of the big burns and assessing fire, wind and water damage to their favorite trails. And they are finding a...
XC boys first at Bridgeport, eighth at Wenatchee

XC boys first at Bridgeport, eighth at Wenatchee

By Mike Maltais

The Liberty Bell High School varsity cross-country boys delivered strong performances with a first-place finish at the Bridgeport Invitational on Sept. 16 followed by …

Straight from the heart

Straight from the heart

Ten-year-old Savanna Osborn of Lake Stevens was so moved by the Methow Valley fires and how they affected people here that she made a personal donation to help out: $29 sent to Winthrop Mayor Sue Langdalen, along with a heartfelt personal note. The mayor sent Savanna a hand-written thank you note, and the money went...
Inspirational messages, handmade arts at Winthrop’s Purple Sage 

Inspirational messages, handmade arts at Winthrop’s Purple Sage 

By Laurelle Walsh
Purple Sage … Methow Style is a “fun and funky” collection of handmade art, crafts, textiles, jewelry and decorative pieces in a bright storefront on the boardwalk in Winthrop. Kyrie and Kathleen Jardin opened the doors of their new Riverside Avenue store …
Harts Pass: Sept. 24, 2014

Harts Pass: Sept. 24, 2014

Update on prescribed burns

An update on prescribed burns in the Methow Valley from Meg Trebon, assistant fire management officer/fuels for the Methow Valley Ranger District: “This summer’s wildfires have had a profound impact on our community and on our forest. I’ve had questions from some of you about why we’re considering burning at all this fall, and want...
Senior Center, Sept. 24, 2014

Senior Center, Sept. 24, 2014

Calendar SATURDAY, SEPT. 27: Winter Sale, 9 a.m.-1p.m. MONDAY, SEPT. 29: Gift basket drawing after lunch. THURSDAY, OCT. 2: Blood pressure check at 11 a.m. FRIDAY, OCT. 3: Dance day with Bill Hottell’s Ragtime Band after lunch. MONDAY, OCT. 6: Bingo after lunch. SATURDAY, OCT. 11: Halloween Sale. THURSDAY, OCT. 16: Bingo after lunch.  ...
Lene Clement-Jones 1945–2014

Lene Clement-Jones 
1945–2014

On Sept. 14, our friend, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, and spiritual adviser Lene Clement-Jones left this glorious earth peacefully, surrounded by her children and husband, to seek endeavors beyond this world. She was born on Oct. 15, 1945, in Oregon City, Oregon, as one of four daughters, to Bud and Velda Yeaple. Lene is survived...