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Hawkins to seek state Senate seat vacated by Parlette

Hawkins to seek state Senate seat vacated by Parlette

State Rep. Brad Hawkins (R-East Wenatchee), whose 12th District constituency includes the Methow Valley, has announced that he will run for the state senate seat currently held by Sen. Linda Evans Parlette. Parlette announced last week that she will not seek re-election this year. “The combination of my educational background, work experience and public service...
Benson Creek residents get close-up look at fire and flood effects

Benson Creek residents get close-up look at fire and flood effects

With rain adding more moisture to ground already saturated from snowmelt, an engineer, habitat biologists and a conservation planner took interested Benson Creek residents to a dam high in the Benson Creek watershed to explain repairs that will be …
Twisp: April 20, 2016

Twisp: April 20, 2016

By Sarah Schrock It happens every few months. I get a phone call from a concerned neighbor or friend alerting me that my dog is running around town along the highway. In a brief state of panic, I look for my girl and she’s right where I left her, asleep in my house. Nope, the...
Winthrop: April 20, 2016

Winthrop: April 20, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Mazama sixth-grader Bellamy Kar has a shot at meeting Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Bellamy, who (along with his parents Erika and Christian and his brother Sebastian) is spending this school year in Baja California, recently took a test that all students in Mexican schools are required to take before moving on...
Twisp police chief to host community talk about gun ownership on April 27

Twisp police chief to host community talk about gun ownership on April 27

Twisp Police Chief Paul Budrow will host an informal community discussion about gun ownership, safety, applicable laws and appropriate training next Wednesday (April 27) at 6 p.m. at the Methow Valley Senior Center. Budrow said the meeting…
Arrowleaf Bistro takes root at new location

Arrowleaf Bistro takes root at new location

With its namesake flower in full bloom throughout the Methow Valley, Winthrop’s Arrowleaf Bistro has recently reopened in its new location at 207 White Ave., at the junction of Twin Lakes Road and Hwy 20 in Winthrop. It’s a new look for a restaurant …
Provocative works on paper by Vblast

Provocative works on paper by Vblast

The artist Vblast will be exhibiting vibrant, new works on paper at the Spartan Art Project on the TwispWorks campus. After a career as a commercial artist, Vblast (Vern White) found working on paper has allowed him a sense of freedom that recalls his early explorations of art. Although he notes that paper lends itself well to immediacy and economy, Vblast’s works...
Confluence’s ‘Totem’ exhibit evokes spiritual connections

Confluence’s ‘Totem’ exhibit evokes spiritual connections

A totem is a highly personal notion, which makes it the perfect inspiration for an artist. Confluence Gallery invited artists to provide their take on totems with the following tempting description: “Traditionally, a totem is a spirit being, sacred object…
Boys, girls’ tennis teams each capture a couple of wins

Boys, girls’ tennis teams each capture a couple of wins

The Liberty Bell High School boys’ and girls’ tennis teams each won two out of three matches in recent competition. Coach Dave Schulz said he’s pleased with the progress of his young teams through the spring. “We are very competitive,” he said. “The girls are improving tremendously.” • At Lake Roosevelt (March 29) The Lady...
Mountain Lions pile up PRs, build momentum for home track meet

Mountain Lions pile up PRs, build momentum for home track meet

By Don Nelson Liberty Bell High School track and field fans will get their first opportunity to see the Mountain Lions at home when they host Entiat, Brewster and Chelan on Thursday (April 21). Events begin at 4 p.m. The boys’ and girls’ squads will be coming off the Brewster Co-ed Relays on April 12...