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Parlette introduces bills to expand use of prescribed burning

Parlette introduces bills to expand use of prescribed burning

In the wake of two consecutive years of devastating wildfires in her legislative district, State Sen. Linda Evans Parlette (12th District, R-Wenatchee) has introduced two bills that call for expanding prescribed burning to reduce the risk of wildfire in …
Local coalition forms to oppose long-term industrial mining in the Methow Valley

Local coalition forms to oppose long-term industrial mining in the Methow Valley

As the U.S. Forest Service nears a decision on permitting exploratory drilling for copper in Mazama, the possibility of “full-scale mining” has prompted local business owners to come together in a campaign opposing any future mining.
Feelings about the Methow winter run hot and cold

Feelings about the Methow winter run hot and cold

By Bob Spiwak It’s the first day of February and we’re surrounded by snow, and the forecast is for colder weather. Yesterday, while looking for old copies of the Goat Wall Street Journal, I came across a calendar from 1982. In those days I did not use a journal, but important things like covering the...
Arts briefs: Feb. 3, 2016

Arts briefs: Feb. 3, 2016

Kingston is Confluence artist is residence Margaret Kingston is Confluence Gallery & Art Center’s artist in residence for three months through spring 2016, and will create a body of work that will be exhibited from April 23–May 4. Kingston, a Methow Valley resident, creates intricate oil paintings that might be mistaken for photographs. “Often featuring...
Lady Lions cruise to home-court win over Bridgeport

Lady Lions cruise to home-court win over Bridgeport

The Liberty Bell High School varsity girls’ basketball squad threw a first-quarter shutout at the visiting Bridgeport Fillies last Friday (Jan. 29) on the way to a 20-point victory, a strong comeback after the Lady Lions dropped a 60-29 loss to Brewster three days earlier.
Valley Teen Center open for activities

Valley Teen Center open for activities

The Valley Teen Center, relocated to the Bunkhouse on the TwispWorks campus, is open two days a week for activities. All the activities are free to participants. On Wednesdays, the center is open from 3:30 – 7 p.m. for individual academic support, a quiet place to work on personal projects and receive personal assistance accessing community resources...
Community briefs: Feb. 3, 2016

Community briefs: Feb. 3, 2016

Gaining insight An introductory workshop on the “Creative Insight Journey” will be offered on Friday (Feb. 5) at the Education Station at TwispWorks. The event begins at 7:30 p.m., and admission is by donation. The workshop introduces an upcoming course originally from Stanford University’s Business Program. For more information, call (360) 510‑7741 or email lesasevin@gmail.com. Learn...
Senior News: Feb. 3, 2016

Senior News: Feb. 3, 2016

 Notes Now that it has quit snowing for a while and we are caught up on snow shoveling, we can get the ice skates out as everything is a sheet of ice. So be careful walking. Thanks to Dennis Jones for snow-blowing our roof off and to Bob Lloyd for using his big front loader...
Grace Edna (Barcal) Boesel1925–2016

Grace Edna (Barcal) Boesel
1925–2016

Grace Barcal was born on May 18, 1925, and raised in Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 18 she met Charles Boesel on a cross-country train ride. They married four months later on Jan. 18, 1944, and started their family in Charles’ hometown, Winthrop. They moved to Lakewood, Washington, in 1951 where they settled down...

Legal notices: Feb. 3, 2016

LEGAL NOTICE IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY Case No.: 15-2-00441-9 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION LEYLAND WHITTAKER as his separate property, and THOMAS BIHN, as his separate property, Plaintiff, vs. L.D. HOLLOWAY and ETHEL HOLLOWAY, husband and wife, and the unknown successors and/or heirs of L.D. HOLLOWAY and ETHEL HOLLOWAY, if deceased, and...