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Business briefs: Dec. 10, 2014

Business briefs: Dec. 10, 2014

This week: USFS summer jobs open and Business workshops offered
News of Record: Dec. 10, 2014

News of Record: Dec. 10, 2014

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office Dec. 1 TRAFFIC HAZARD: A traffic hazard was reported on Twisp-Winthrop Eastside Road. Dec. 2 THEFT: Caller on Twin Lakes Road, Winthrop, reported that a handgun was missing from under the seat of a tractor. STRAY ANIMAL: Caller reported that they saw a vehicle parked on Highway 153 and stopped to...
Duwamish River to get $342 million more for cleanup

Duwamish River to get $342 million more for cleanup

By Daniel Person

Kids who were born the year Seattle’s Lower Duwamish Waterway was designated a Superfund site are now approaching high school. If everything goes according to plan, the federally ordered river cleanup will be finished by the time they …

Killing wolves to protect cattle may backfire

Killing wolves to protect cattle may backfire

By Sarah Jane Keller

A new study raises questions about how to handle livestock conflicts. In two decades of studying large carnivores, nature has never failed to surprise Rob Wielgus. For example, he and his student found in 2013 that cougar hunting does not reduce complaints about …

From Back Issues: Dec. 10, 2014

From Back Issues: Dec. 10, 2014

20 years ago, Dec. 8, 1994 40 years ago, December 12, 1974 CLASS TO PRESENT ‘HILLBILLY WEDDIN’ “Hillbilly Weddin,” a popular spoof of mountain marrying is the first dramatic effort of the junior class of Liberty Bell High School. Some valley residents remember the play from 1968, when it was produced at Twisp High School....
Mountain Lions open wrestling season with pins and points

Mountain Lions open wrestling season with pins and points

By Mike Maltais
The defending state champion Liberty Bell High School varsity wrestling team got its first look at a few league rivals last Thursday (Dec. 4) when it opened the season at the Okanogan Jamboree against the Okanogan Bulldogs, Omak Pioneers and Lake Roosevelt Raiders.
Mia Kennedy named Athlete of the Week

Mia Kennedy named Athlete of the Week

Mia Kennedy, a sophomore at Liberty Bell High School, was recently selected by the staff of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) as an Athlete of the Week for her achievements in soccer. Each week throughout the school year, the WIAA recognizes 12 varsity athletes, a male and a female from each of the six...
New Winthrop deputy has experience in Alaska, Washington

New Winthrop deputy has experience in Alaska, Washington

By Don Nelson
The valley’s patch of wintry weather is isn’t likely to faze Winthrop’s newest deputy marshal. Mark Harreus comes to the Methow directly from Alaska, where he worked for about nine years in various law enforcement jobs including one at the remote village of Unalakleet.
Twisp police chief ready to train citizens for emergency response team

Twisp police chief ready to train citizens for emergency response team

By Laurelle Walsh
To prepare for future large-scale emergencies, Twisp Police Chief Paul Budrow says his community needs to be able to survive for three days before outside agencies come in with assistance. Last summer’s fires “brought the issue into the forefront,” Budrow said.
Fees waived at county central landfill for some fire debris

Fees waived at county central landfill for some fire debris

By Marcy Stamper
People who still have “ash and trash” to dispose of after their property burned during the Carlton Complex Fire can get the disposal fees at the Okanogan County landfill waived if they make arrangements with volunteers from the Brewster-Pateros Long Term Recovery Organization (LTRO).