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Harts Pass: March 26, 2015

Harts Pass: March 26, 2015

James Ronald Evans1958–2015

James Ronald Evans
1958–2015

James Ronald “Ron” Evans passed away on March 18, 2015, in Billings, Montana, after succumbing to lung cancer. Ron was born March 4, 1958, to Fred and Dorothy Evans. A Methow Valley native, Ron grew up working alongside his father at the family’s “Lazy F” farm. He graduated from Liberty Bell High in 1976 before...
Senior News: March 25, 2015

Senior News: March 25, 2015

Calendar March 28: Spring Sale starts April 17: Over-80 party. Notes Don’t forget to come to our Spring Sale, starting on Saturday (March 28) at 9 a.m. There will be all kinds of spring and summer clothing available. It won’t be long before our over-80 party on April 17th. We are planning a Hawaiian party, so...
Marseil!

Marseil!

Marseil Jun Leng Kelley was born to Lytang and Soleil Kelley at Washington Medical Center in Seattle on Oct. 23, 2014. He was 7 pounds, 1 ounce and 19 1/2 inches long at birth. He was greeted by grandparents Sylvia de la Montaigne of Mazama, David Kelley of Shoreline, Washington, and Sokngim Lim and Youkhun Taing...
Community briefs: March 25, 2015

Community briefs: March 25, 2015

Easter breakfast The Methow Valley Eagles will host an Easter breakfast buffet on April 5 from 9 a.m. – noon, at the Eagles Hall in Twisp. The event is open to the public. Cost is $8. For more information, call 997-8133. Fundraiser for Edwards Judy Caputo, a member of the Twisp Eagles Aerie, is soliciting donations for...

Studded tires must come off

A reminder from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT): The deadline for removing studded tires is Tuesday (March 31). Under state law, driving with studded tires after March 31 is a traffic infraction and could result in a $124 ticket. WSDOT crews will continue to monitor roads, passes and forecasts and work to clear...
County seeks proposals for bathrooms at fairgrounds

County seeks proposals for bathrooms at fairgrounds

Okanogan County is seeking a pared-down design for new bathrooms at the county fairgrounds, after an earlier plan was shelved for being too expensive. The request specifies a 30-by-40-foot bathroom with six stalls for women and four for men, plus two urinals, with access for disabled individuals. Plans are for construction to begin by July....
Senior News: March 18, 2015

Senior News: March 18, 2015

Calendar March 19: Bingo March 28: Spring and Summer Sale starts Notes The Thrift Shop is open Monday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. We are closed on Saturdays until April. The Senior Center is located next to the Methow Valley Community Center on Highway 20 in Twisp. Lunch is served at noon by...
Rebuilding begins on 42 homes lost in Carlton Complex Fire

Rebuilding begins on 42 homes lost in Carlton Complex Fire

A campaign to rebuild homes lost in the Carlton Complex Fire last summer is gathering momentum as reconstruction season gets underway. “We are in full swing,” said Carlene Anders, executive director of Carlton Complex Long Term Recovery Group (CCLTRG), the volunteer organization that is conducting the rebuilding campaign.
Low snowpack levels point to early opening for North Cascades Highway

Low snowpack levels point to early opening for North Cascades Highway

Transportation crews began clearing the North Cascades Highway from the Methow Valley side on Monday (March 16), opening up about 7 miles and stopping just below the Silver Star gate at the end of the first day. With far less snow and fewer avalanches than normal on the roadway, the highway is expected to be...