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Harts Pass: July 22, 2015

Harts Pass: July 22, 2015

Winthrop’s RiverWalk project will be reviewed at meeting

Winthrop’s RiverWalk project will be reviewed at meeting

The Town of Winthrop will host a public meeting on Monday (July 27) to discuss progress on design of the RiverWalk project, which is intended to create a linked system of recreational trails along the Chewuch and Methow rivers that includes the Susie Stephens Trail. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Winthrop Barn....
The right tools to recover

The right tools to recover

The all-volunteer Carlton Complex Assistance Network (CCAN) works to provide material assistance to people who had losses due to last summer’s fires and floods that were not covered by insurance or eligible for government assistance. CCAN’s biggest efforts so far have been the distribution of tools and building materials to people rebuilding …
State grants a big boost to Methow Valley recreation and conservation projects

State grants a big boost to Methow Valley recreation and conservation projects

Twisp, ranger district are big benefitors of the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board grants Several Okanogan County projects and programs, including two in Twisp and several in the Methow Valley Ranger District, have been awarded grants from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board, it was announced this week. The Town of Twisp...
Memory Garden takes shape

Memory Garden takes shape

Each of the above bricks was purchased by an individual, family or community group in Phase 2 of the community center’s “buy-a-brick” project, which began last winter. “The bricks are not just memorials,” said project organizer Carolyn Sullivan. “You can buy a brick for a pet, a church group, a business, a family or a...
Do I have an obsession? You can count on it

Do I have an obsession? You can count on it

By Bob Spiwak It is not unusual for people from all walks of life, and rides of life as well, to ask me if I am doing a car count on Highway 20 during busy traffic weekends in the valley. The query seems to be coming up more often as the years go by. The...
Twisp: July 22, 2015

Twisp: July 22, 2015

By Sally Gracie There’s always been discussion about the true authorship of To Kill a Mockingbird. Did Harper Lee write it or was her friend from Monroeville Alabama, Truman Capote, the author? The question of the novel’s origins has come up again with the publication of a “first” novel, recently “discovered” among the 89-year-old author’s...
Mazama: July 22, 2015

Mazama: July 22, 2015

By Bob Spiwak It has been a slow week here in the upper reaches of the valley. Much of the activity has been at the Rhythm & Blues Festival, or related to it because of the traffic that constantly came by en route to the concert. It began Wednesday afternoon and peaked probably late Thursday...
Winthrop: July 22, 2015

Winthrop: July 22, 2015

By Ashley Lodato Never ones to let the moss grow, John and Kelly Rohrer just finished up hosting a week-long mountain camp for five nephews ages 9-13 (from John’s side of the family, since Kelly’s siblings all had girls). Before the nephews arrived, the Rohrers directed them to memorize different stanzas from “The Cremation of...
Army helicopter-training proposal stirring alarm

Army helicopter-training proposal stirring alarm

A proposal to train U.S. Army helicopter pilots in the mountains in a large area that includes the Methow Valley has stirred up what one person called a “hornet’s nest” because of the potential impact on hikers, horseback riders and others who prize mountain trails for their peace and quiet. Biologists have cited risks to...