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Betty Myers memorial

Betty Myers memorial

Please join us for a memorial picnic for Betty Meyers on Saturday (May 30) at noon, at the KOA Campground in Winthrop. Hamburgers, hot dogs and refreshments will be provided. You may bring a side dish if you would like.
County sets hearing on shoreline plan

County sets hearing on shoreline plan

After 10 years of work on an update to the plan that covers development and protections along the county’s lakes and rivers, the Okanogan County commissioners may be ready to sign off on the plan. Once adopted by the commissioners, the plan will be forwarded to the state Department of Ecology for additional public review...

Legal notices: May 27, 2015

Legal Notice METHOW VALLEY IRRIGATION DISTRICT. NOTICE OF PETITION FOR EXCLUSION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a petition for exclusion of land has been filed with the Board of Directors of the Methow Valley Irrigation District. The name of the petitioner, together with the land description identified by the Okanogan County Assessor parcel number, to...
Harts Pass: May, 27, 2015

Harts Pass: May, 27, 2015

By Erik Brooks and Isaac Carlsen
Making economic development mean something

Making economic development mean something

By Don Nelson This week, people from all over the Methow are being invited to gather and talk about economic development possibilities for the valley. In two public meetings sponsored jointly by the Twisp and Winthrop chambers of commerce, residents are being asked to imagine what the valley might look like if we can come...
Sports briefs: May 27, 2015

Sports briefs: May 27, 2015

Trail work party for climbing area A trail-building party to improve access to the Matrix Climbing Wall near Mazama will take place Saturday (May 30) at the Goat Creek Sno-Park beginning at 9 a.m. Workers will help construct a half-mile trail to the increasingly popular climbing site. Visit www.nff.wildapricot.org/event-1944164 to register or call 996-4057. Twisp River...
Senior News: May 27, 2015

Senior News: May 27, 2015

 Notes  Another great Western Sale is behind us. It was a lot of work but also a lot of fun. We are all getting to be old pros at putting together these sales. If you missed it on Saturday, you still have a week to shop, and there are going to be some great deals...
Winthrop: May 27, 2015

Winthrop: May 27, 2015

By Ashley Lodato Forget your Netflix — a video you won’t want to miss is Liberty Bell High School junior Claire Waichler’s award-winning The Road to Truckee documentary-style film. Claire’s submission into the 2015 XC Ski Junior Nationals Film Festival won first place and features fellow junior ski racers, some pretty awesome speed and technique, and a...
Lightning storm ignites two small fires in North Cascades

Lightning storm ignites two small fires in North Cascades

A hand crew from the U.S. Forest Service had completed a fire line around 30 percent of a 1/10-acre fire caused by lightning near Silver Star Creek on the North Cascades Highway as of Friday afternoon (May 22). The fire was burning in timber and brush about one-quarter mile off the North Cascades Highway on...

State grant to boost Twisp’s economy

Good news for the Twisp: The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) today (Thursday, May 21) approved $1,672,500 in grants and loans for infrastructure development and economic feasibility studies targeting business growth and job creation, which includes a $50,000 grant to the Town of Twisp to develop a Twisp Business Revitalization Plan. According to...