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County, unions in mediation over contracts; commissioners hold firm

County, unions in mediation over contracts; commissioners hold firm

By Marcy Stamper
Okanogan County and eight of nine unions are still in mediation, with the employees represented by the Teamsters contending that higher health insurance costs have amounted to a salary cut while the county commissioners say the employees chose more expensive coverage. The sheriffs’ deputies and courthouse staff also have...
Letters to the editor: April 9, 2014

Letters to the editor: April 9, 2014

Keep it local Dear Editor: Today I received a direct mailing from “Ron Perrow and friends” telling me why I should vote no on the proposed Methow Valley Recreation District. The letter states that we would be better off having our recreational future decided at the county level by our county commissioners. I totally disagree...
That springy feeling

That springy feeling

By Don Nelson We call them the shoulder seasons — spring and fall, the “tweener” times that we wait out until action-packed winter and summer arrive. Things slow down and grow more quiet, businesses take breaks, locals go on out-of-valley or off-the-continent vacations. Of the two, it seems like spring gets the shorter shrift. Fall is summer...
Bill Davie headlines free concert presented by KTRT ‘The Root’

Bill Davie headlines free concert presented by KTRT ‘The Root’

KTRT-FM “The Root” is offering a free concert on Saturday (April 12), featuring locally well-known musician and radio personality Bill Davie, to thank the community for its support of the Methow Valley radio station. The concert begins at 8 p.m. at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. Donations will be accepted to help cover costs. There...
Conservancy book features local artists’ work

Conservancy book features local artists’ work

Copies of The Methow Out My Window, a limited-edition book featuring contributions by many local artists, photographers and writers, will be available in May through the Methow Conservancy. Proceeds from the book will support the Conservancy’s annual operating fund. Only 250 copies of the hand-made, 40-page book will be offered, at a cost of $250...
Arts briefs: April 9, 2014

Arts briefs: April 9, 2014

This week: Interpretive Center opens its season April 12, Student films at LBHS at LBHS April 16, Poetry reading April 17, Classical guitar at The Merc April 24 and Revisit the ’60s at the Barn on April 26.
Where are they now? Founding girls launch soccer legacy

Where are they now? Founding girls launch soccer legacy

By Mike Maltais
Prominently displayed in the trophy case inside the entrance of Liberty Bell High School is a commemorative cup forever immortalizing the names of those girls who were the first on the field as the school’s inaugural Lady Lions’ varsity soccer team 12 years ago.

It reads: The Founder’s Cup, Liberty...
Sports briefs: April 9, 2014

Sports briefs: April 9, 2014

This week: Hit the trail, avoid the rattlers during the Rattler Trail Runs and Join a trail work party Sunday, April 13.
Start studying: Trivia Night is coming

Start studying: Trivia Night is coming

The Methow Valley Public School Funding Alliance’s annual Trivia Night fundraiser will be on April 28 at the Twisp River Pub, with doors opening at 5 p.m. for social time and dinner and the intense competition beginning at 6 p.m. Participants compete in teams of four in three rounds of written questions about a wide...
Methow: April 9, 2014

Methow: April 9, 2014

Methow By Joanna Bastian As a homeowner who lives on forested land, I am interested in learning how to take care of the surrounding forest. After all, we do regular maintenance on the house and the garden — what can we do to keep the forest healthy too? A Forest Stewardship Plan, created by a professional forester,...