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A learning environment

A learning environment

Six years ago, Steve and Kim Bondi purchased the North Cascades Basecamp intending to turn the rustic lodge and its surroundings into an outdoor, year-round ecological and environmental education workshop. This week, the Bondis spent their last night at the Basecamp with the satisfaction of having achieved that goal. The Bondis recently sold the Basecamp, which …...
Uneasy riders

Uneasy riders

summer the North Cascades Scenic Highway attracts thousands of motorcycle riders who travel the route to enjoy the highway’s spectacular views, sweeping curves and tight turns. Highway 20 is frequently called one of the “premier rides” on websites describing popular motorcycle routes in Washington state, and many riders heading east make the Methow Valley their destination. ...
State audit highlights timing issues in fire-recovery funding

State audit highlights timing issues in fire-recovery funding

State and local conservation districts that assist property owners with recovery after a wildfire or other disaster sometimes struggle to get projects approved and completed before funding expires. In fact, sometimes they have only a few months to get everything completed. The districts also face limitations because state law requires that only a fraction of the...
Brooks releases a new book for kids about saying goodbye

Brooks releases a new book for kids about saying goodbye

Local illustrator, author and Methow Valley News cartoonist Erik Brooks recently published his fifth children’s book that he both wrote and illustrated. As an illustrator, Brooks has worked on a total of 24 books, but writing and illustrating his own stories is especially rewarding, he said.
Native American flute concert and workshop in Winthrop on Aug. 20

Native American flute concert and workshop in Winthrop on Aug. 20

Performer, composer and Native American Music Award winner Scott August will present an evening of Native American flute music on Aug. 20 at the Winthrop Barn. The concert, which benefits Jamie’s Place Adult Family Home, begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door or available at brownpapertickets.com. Locally produced beverages will be available...
North Cascades Basecamp sold to Seattle-based school

North Cascades Basecamp sold to Seattle-based school

Steve and Kim Bondi have sold the North Cascades Basecamp near Mazama to the Bush School in Seattle, which will use the facilities as a satellite campus, the Bondis said this week. In a newsletter on the basecamp website, the Bondis said the sale closed on July 18 and is effective Monday (Aug. 15). The...
News of Record: August 10, 2016

News of Record: August 10, 2016

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office Aug. 1 OVERDUE HIKERS: Deputies were asked to check on two hikers who were expected to be coming off the trail at Rainy Pass on Highway 20 and were overdue. ASSAULT: Caller on Witte Road, Winthrop, reported that another person hit her with a spoon, pulled her hair and shoved her...
Make the most of the harvest

Make the most of the harvest

Enjoy the fruits and vegetables of your garden — and your hunting and gathering — year-round. Local experts share basic techniques that will help preserve the flavor and nutritive value of your harvest. There are three more classes in Classroom in Bloom’s DirtWorks series. All classes are Saturday mornings from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13: Seed Saving....
Strider the Beaver makes an appearance at Twisp library

Strider the Beaver makes an appearance at Twisp library

Kids and parents learn about the animal’s important roles By Sam Liebl Children and adults met a beaver up close at the Twisp library on Friday (Aug. 5). Methow Beaver Project intern Sasha Satya told the two dozen children in attendance about the animals’ anatomy, the lodges they live in, and their role in watersheds....

Legal notices: August 17, 2016

RESOLUTION NO. 16-584 A RESOLUTION of the Town Council of the Town of Twisp, Washington, indicating the intention of the Twisp Town Council to conduct a hearing concerning the assumption of the rights, powers, functions, immunities and obligations of the Town of Twisp Transportation Benefit District and scheduling a time for such public hearing. WHEREAS,...