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Twisp: October 22, 2014

Twisp: October 22, 2014

By Sally Gracie Whether you’re fond of the murder mystery genre or you’re not, you’ll enjoy Murder by the Book, continuing this weekend at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp, Thursday (Oct. 23) through Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Don’t expect Miss Marple here. Murder by the Book shakes the polite mystery...
Only two county government offices contested on upcoming ballot

Only two county government offices contested on upcoming ballot

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MVID instream flow project a long time coming

MVID instream flow project a long time coming

By Ann McCreary
With a sense of disbelief, state environmental officials and Methow Valley Irrigation District (MVID) directors came together last week to celebrate the first phase of a project that many thought would never happen.
New owners will make Tice Ranch their home

New owners will make Tice Ranch their home

By Ann McCreary

The new owners of Tice Ranch, Laura and Robert Howson of Twisp, plan to move into the main lodge on the estate within about a month, and will maintain the 305-acre property as a ranch. The Howsons bought the landmark Tice Ranch, located on Highway 20 …

MVID board seat open

MVID board seat open

Methow Valley Irrigation District (MVID) members interested in seeking a seat on the district’s three-person board of directors should submit their names to the district secretary by Nov. 3. The district will elect one board member to serve a three-year term that begins in January 2015. The seat is currently held by Greg Nordang, who...
Judge rules Flagg Mountain cabin should be removed

Judge rules Flagg Mountain cabin should be removed

By Don Nelson

Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Chris Culp ruled last Wednesday (Oct. 15) that the so-called “hanging hut” built on Flagg Mountain near Mazama violates property covenants meant to protect views from the valley floor, and that “removal of the hut from its current location …
Bridge repairs close Hwy. 153 again

Bridge repairs close Hwy. 153 again

By Ann McCreary
Under the “what next?” category of events, State Highway 153 is closed — again — to through traffic, this time as a result of a crack in a column that supports the bridge over the Methow River just south of Carlton. Motorists traveling beyond Carlton in …
Phoenix Festival 2014

Phoenix Festival 2014

Two music stages, art installations, a beer garden, food vendors and a paint catapult kept attendees busy and entertained at the Phoenix Festival held at TwispWorks this past Saturday (Oct. 18). Proceeds from the festival will go toward fire and flood recovery. G A L L E R Y

Mountain Lions lose Homecoming heart-stopper

By Mike Maltais
There were no early departures at the Homecoming varsity football game last Friday evening between the host Liberty Bell Mountain Lions and visiting Bridgeport Mustangs, because the final outcome wasn’t decided until the closing seconds of the contest.
Liberty Bell XC boys finish first at Oroville Invitational

Liberty Bell XC boys finish first at Oroville Invitational

By Mike Maltais
The Liberty Bell High School varsity cross-country boys placed four runners among the top 10 finishers at the Oroville Invitational last Saturday to run away with the first-place team trophy out of nine schools competing.