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Letters to the editor: July 9, 2014

Letters to the editor: July 9, 2014

More ATV damage Dear Editor: Ann McCreary did her usual fine job on her “over-snow vehicles” article (July 2) — except she failed to note that snowmobile impacts are not limited to the winter. How can that be? Well, for one example, the Tonasket Ranger District signed a cooperative trail maintenance agreement in about 2008 with one...
Proposal would reduce hazardous fuels on USFS lands near Mazama

Proposal would reduce hazardous fuels on USFS lands near Mazama

By Ann McCreary
The Methow Valley Ranger District is seeking input on a proposal to conduct hazardous fuels reduction on national forest lands around Mazama. Interested individuals are encouraged to participate in project planning by …
Spokes fighting strokes

Spokes fighting strokes

By Marcy Stamper
Four cyclists and the driver of a support van passed through town on the Fourth of July weekend, just one week into a 5,200-mile bike ride to build awareness of the potential for cycling to aid in recovery—and provide independence and mobility—for survivors of strokes and of other brain injuries.
Elements of ‘Earth, Wind and Fire’ interpreted at Winthrop Gallery

Elements of ‘Earth, Wind and Fire’ interpreted at Winthrop Gallery

By Laurelle Walsh
Three Methow Valley artists — Lauralee Northcott, Dennis Kirkland and Cliff Schwab — present their recent work in a show titled “Earth, Wind and Fire” that opens this week at the Winthrop Gallery, located at 237 Riverside Ave. An artists’ reception will be held …
Facilities task force proposes $5.5 million for campus, buses

Facilities task force proposes $5.5 million for campus, buses

By Marcy Stamper
After three months of study, the task force that has been assessing facilities needs at the Methow Valley School District is recommending spending $4.5 million on maintenance and upgrades in the district’s schools and grounds and another …
Harts Pass: July 9, 2014

Harts Pass: July 9, 2014

Fire district nearing approval of levy request

Fire district nearing approval of levy request

By Ann McCreary

Fire district commissioners are expected to approve a resolution next week calling for increased property taxes to build a new fire station in Winthrop for Okanogan County Fire District 6.
Help wanted

Help wanted

By Ann McCreary

During any busy summer weekend in Winthrop, visitors swarm Sheri’s Sweet Shoppe like yellow jackets at a picnic. Chances are they’ll be served the ice cream cones and candy that are Sheri’s specialty by an employee from Europe. “Usually a quarter to a third of …
Honor roll

Honor roll

Connor Fisher and Alex Ulmer, both of Winthrop, have been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 quarter at Eastern Washington University.
Summer Lunch Program menu 6/10–6/18

Summer Lunch Program menu 6/10–6/18

Thursday, July 10: Turkey sandwich on whole wheat, spinach salad, cucumbers, apples, milk. Friday, July 11: Tostada chips with salsa, cheese sticks, ham strips, carrots, Mandarin oranges, milk. Monday, July 14: Ham-and-cheese sandwich on whole wheat, lettuce/tomato, oranges, milk. Tuesday, July 15: Turkey sandwich on whole wheat, broccoli/carrots, cantaloupe, milk. Wednesday, July 16: Ham-and-Caesar wrap,...