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Twisp: Nov. 26, 2014

Twisp: Nov. 26, 2014

By Sally Gracie Wouldn’t it be something if Rose Weagant could create a program about the 1948 flood as she did with “BURN: Stories of the Fire,” which played to a full house at The Merc Playhouse on Saturday (Nov. 22)? Ki Gottberg, artistic director of The Merc, explained that what we would see is...
Mazama: Nov. 26, 2014

Mazama: Nov. 26, 2014

By Bob Spiwak Sunday morning (Nov. 23) — snowing, pretty vigorously. We got a little over 7 inches yesterday before the sun came out, albeit briefly. It was the annual rite of plowing and blowing. The idea is to stay ahead of it. Harts Pass, where plows rarely venture, had 25 inches last night, up a foot...
Uncommon gratitude

Uncommon gratitude

By Don Nelson When it seemed the fires were finally contained, a lot of folks said that the burning would not really be extinguished until snow fell. So, count the sudden onset of winter over the past weekend as one of the things to be thankful for this holiday season. May the last Carlton Complex...
Letters to the editor: Nov. 26, 2014

Letters to the editor: Nov. 26, 2014

Thanks from American Legion Dear Editor: Every October, the Methow Valley American Legion Auxiliary Post 120 purchases and accepts donations from local businesses, and along with donations from the American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Program, helps support the Christmas Rooms at the Spokane Veteran’s Hospital and Spokane V.A. Medical Center. Many of our local veterans are...
A perfect storm of misrule

A perfect storm of misrule

So, you’re afraid of the Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate? What really should scare you is this: Nearly two-thirds of voters didn’t bother to do their jobs in the mid-term election. And this: Unprecedented amounts of secret, “dark money” from undisclosed donors was legally — legally! — used to fund these Congressional campaigns. Taken together, these two...
Community briefs: Nov. 26, 2014

Community briefs: Nov. 26, 2014

Christmas tree sales in Twisp The annual Christmas tree sale in the Hank’s Harvest Foods parking lot gets underway on Saturday (Nov. 29) and will continue daily from 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. until Christmas Eve “or we run out of trees,” according to project coordinator Larry Smith. Prices will be the same as last year, with...
Mars!

Mars!

It is with great joy that Beau Bourn and Travis Smith of Winthrop announce the birth of their son, Mars Vincent Smith. Mars weighed 11 pounds, 7 ounces and was 23 inches long when he was born on Aug. 31 in Chelan at 6:05 a.m. He is welcomed by great-grandmothers Pat Pettelle, Irma Smith, Evelyn...
Wildlife expert highlights Conservancy’s annual holiday event

Wildlife expert highlights Conservancy’s annual holiday event

The Methow Conservancy’s annual year-end community program and social on Dec. 9 at the Winthrop Barn will feature renowned ecologist, filmmaker and TV host Chris Morgan. Morgan has spent over 20 years immersing himself among the wildlife of every continent. He has hosted TV productions for PBS, National Geographic Television, BBC, and the Discovery Channel,...
Senior News: Nov. 26, 2014

Senior News: Nov. 26, 2014

Notes The Senior Center lunch program will be closed on Nov. 27 and 28 in observance of Thanksgiving. There will be no dance in the month of December. The Thrift Shop is open Monday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The shop will be open for a Christmas sale on Dec. 6. We are...
Char Davis 1948 – 2014

Char Davis
1948 – 2014

Char Davis was born Charlotte May Davis in Winthrop. Char passed away on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at the age of 66, following her long-fought battle with cancer. Char resided in Seattle for the past 46 years, most of which were in Magnolia. She retired from UPS in 2004, after 31 years of service. Char...