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Winthrop ice rink in final phase of local fundraising campaign for refrigeration

Winthrop ice rink in final phase of local fundraising campaign for refrigeration

By Don Nelson
The Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink (WISR) is within about $60,000 of meeting its local fundraising goal to match a state grant that will help pay for permanent refrigeration and other upgrades at the outdoor facility. Laurie Ulmer, chair of the …
Conservation awards announced at Methow Conservancy event

Conservation awards announced at Methow Conservancy event

The Methow Conservancy announced the winners of its 2014 Methow Conservation Awards Tuesday night (Dec. 9) at the organization’s annual holiday social and program. • Rob Crandall of Methow Natives is the winner of the Ken White Award, which honors people who carry on Ken White’s love for the Methow Valley. In a press release,...
Harts Pass: Dec. 17, 2014

Harts Pass: Dec. 17, 2014

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...