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Free firearm training via Sheriff’s Department

Free firearm training via Sheriff’s Department

Okanogan County residents can get free instruction in firearm safety and in basic and advanced firearm use from specially trained sheriff’s deputies. The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Department is offering an expanded schedule of classes this year, since the classes are very popular and fill up quickly. The Sheriff’s Department offers three hands-on classes: Essentials: The...
News of Record: April 26, 2017

News of Record: April 26, 2017

Marriage licenses Deanna Lynn Melton, 37, Twisp, and Scott Tyler Michelsen, 41, Twisp Lashelle Lyman, 43, Twisp, and Mark Richard Easton, 57, Twisp
Senior News: April 26, 2017

Senior News: April 26, 2017

METHOW VALLEY SENIOR CENTER Last Tuesday was our monthly cleanup day and volunteer meeting. A lot of cleaning can get done when you give 15 women coffee and pastries first. But donations have been coming in so fast we still have a hard time keeping our heads above the bags and boxes. The Western Sale...
Patrick Neil Kauffman1953–2017

Patrick Neil Kauffman
1953–2017

Patrick Neil Kauffman was born on March 20, 1953. Pat passed away on April 3, 2017, from natural causes at his residence in Medford, Oregon. Pat was born in Seattle. He attended school in Twisp, and moved to Omak for his senior year and graduation. He loved the outdoors and spent many hours fishing, swimming...

Legal notices: April 26, 2017

Okanogan County Cemetery District No. 2 (Beaver Creek Cemetery) is advertising their Small Works Roster for any jobs priced between $2,500 – $25,000. Any contractors wishing to be added to this Roster or to renew please contact Beaver Creek Cemetery at 509.846.5231 or POB 1293, Twisp, WA 98856 or email at beavercreek2009@gmail.com. Published in the...
Highway 20 closures leave valley with only one way in and out

Highway 20 closures leave valley with only one way in and out

For brief periods earlier this month, the Methow Valley was left with no way in or out after mudslides and flooding made highways impassable. The valley was isolated only temporarily, but access remains problematic with Highway 20 buried under snow over the North Cascades and under extensive repairs over Loup Loup Pass for several weeks.
Indivisible groups in the valley stay active

Indivisible groups in the valley stay active

Many citizens involved in local Indivisible groups are planning to attend a “listening session” with Rep. Dan Newhouse on Thursday (April 20), after lobbying him for months to hold a face-to-face meeting with constituents in Okanogan County. The meeting will be held at Brewster High School at 6 p.m., and pre-registration is advised.
County’s comprehensive plan to get new scrutiny, commissioners say

County’s comprehensive plan to get new scrutiny, commissioners say

By Marcy Stamper The Okanogan County commissioners have agreed to look at the county’s comprehensive plan “with a new set of eyes to see if there are places where we can make improvements,” County Commissioner Andy Hover said this week. After the comp plan was adopted by the former board of commissioners in 2014, it...
Lampreys released in Methow Valley to help restore population

Lampreys released in Methow Valley to help restore population

Biologists with the Yakama Nation Fisheries released 170 Pacific lamprey into Methow Valley rivers over the past two weeks in an effort to rebuild the dwindling population of the eel-like fish. This is the second year that the fish have been released in the Methow Valley, said Ralph Lampman, a research biologist specializing in lamprey....
Nobacon’s new album will debut this week

Nobacon’s new album will debut this week

Local singer and composer Danbert Nobacon has released a new album, called “Stardust to Darwinstuff” that will be available on Friday (April 21). The album is Nobacon’s first in seven years, and most of the songs were written in the Methow Valley, he said. Nobacon, who lives on Twisp River Road and frequently performs locally,...