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Commissioners OK emergency funds transfer to cover current expenses

Commissioners OK emergency funds transfer to cover current expenses

The Okanogan County commissioners approved a resolution to transfer $605,463 into the county’s current-expense fund, if needed, to cover payroll and other expenses. The unanimous approval came after an urgent public hearing on Tuesday (April 26). The resolution allows the money …
Twisp River Pub celebrates Cinco de Mayo despite fire damage

Twisp River Pub celebrates Cinco de Mayo despite fire damage

Not to be deterred by a fire that caused extensive damage, the still-closed Twisp River Pub will nonetheless continue a tradition by hosting a Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 5 at the Winthrop Barn, from 6 – 10 p.m. The event will feature music by Bootleg Sunshine and a Mexican buffet dinner. Cost is $10 for kids...
Winthrop Gallery exhibit lets local artists reveal inspiration

Winthrop Gallery exhibit lets local artists reveal inspiration

Have you ever wondered where artists find inspiration, or how they translate their vision into a work of art? The Winthrop Gallery’s new show, “How We Work,” provides insight into the creative process of artists. The show opens Saturday (April 30) with …
Take in the trash at Confluence Gallery’s annual fashion extravaganza

Take in the trash at Confluence Gallery’s annual fashion extravaganza

For one night a year in the Methow Valley, the trashier you look the better: at the Confluence Gallery’s sixth annual Trashion fashion show this Saturday (April 30). The event is at the repurposed-couture center of the universe, the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the models will begin strutting...
Wind in the Willows a parable for all ages

Wind in the Willows a parable for all ages

Although the cast of The Wind in the Willows includes a rat, an otter, numerous ferrets and weasels, a toad and a hedgehog, it really isn’t about animals. “They behave just like people and wear people costumes,” said director Rod Molzahn.
High temperatures melt previous optimism about summer water supplies

High temperatures melt previous optimism about summer water supplies

The hefty mountain snowpack that blanketed mountains around the Methow Valley at the beginning of April has rapidly melted away during the warm weather of recent weeks. On April 1, the snowpack in the upper Columbia River basin, which…

Legal notices: April 27, 2016

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 (MVID).  The name of the petitioner and the land description, identified by the Okanogan County Assessor’s parcel number, to...
Harts Pass: April 20, 2016

Harts Pass: April 20, 2016

County weighs juvenile justice options

County weighs juvenile justice options

Okanogan County’s juvenile-detention facility houses up to 20 youths in 10 cells, but only half of the youths served by the county’s juvenile program actually end up in detention. That’s because most are served by interventions such as aggression-replacement …
Commissioners, staff take steps to cover cash-flow troubles

Commissioners, staff take steps to cover cash-flow troubles

Okanogan County department heads have been asked to hold off on large purchases and avoid unnecessary expenditures to be sure the county can pay staff and other bills. The county’s finance committee informed the commissioners…