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Open house Thursday for Twisp economic revitalization plans

Open house Thursday for Twisp economic revitalization plans

Twisp residents and business owners are invited to an open house Thursday evening (June 16) to learn about and comment on plans for economic revitalization in Twisp. The open house will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. at TwispWorks, hosted by the Town of Twisp and SCJ Alliance, an urban planning consulting firm that is contracting...
News of Record: June 15, 2016

News of Record: June 15, 2016

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office June 7 ACCIDENT: A single-vehicle, non-injury accident was reported on Goat Creek Road, caused by the driver swerving to miss a dog. ERRATIC DRIVING: An erratic vehicle was reported swerving all over the road on Twin Lakes Road near Liberty Bell High School. DOMESTIC DISPUTE: Caller on Twin Lakes Road, Winthrop,...
Two retire after long careers with school district

Two retire after long careers with school district

Joni Stevie and Rocky Kulsrud are both retiring after long careers as teachers with the Methow Valley School District, but they aren’t cutting the cord completely — they’ll both still be regularly involved with students as athletic coaches. Stevie has a noteworthy history with Methow Valley schools. A Liberty Bell High School graduate, she spent her entire...
Five entry-level applicants for Twisp’s officer opening

Five entry-level applicants for Twisp’s officer opening

The Town of Twisp has received applications from five candidates for an entry-level police officer position in the Twisp Police Department. Each candidate has passed written and physical testing and indicated they want to work in Twisp, said Civil Service Commission secretary Jackie Moriarty.
Commissioners’ award of contract for official newspaper disputed by Chronicle

Commissioners’ award of contract for official newspaper disputed by Chronicle

County officials chose Methow Valley and Oroville papers By Marcy Stamper An annual process that is normally a formality became contested this month after the Okanogan County commissioners named the Methow Valley News and the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune as the county’s newspapers of record and the Omak Chronicle questioned what it called a discrepancy in...
High and dry

High and dry

As renovations of Twisp’s public swimming pool got underway last month, new problems with the pool have come to light and the town is facing a dilemma about the best way to move forward. Not surprisingly, the biggest issue facing the town is lack of adequate funding to do the needed work on the Wagner Memorial...

No newspaper? We’re working on that

What’s happening to mail delivery of your Methow Valley News? The short answer is, we don’t know. But we’re working hard to find out. Many of you — way too many of you — have called us the past few weeks to let us know that the paper didn’t reach your mailbox or post office box. It’s frustrating for...
Changes coming to MV School District this fall

Changes coming to MV School District this fall

The coming Methow Valley School District year will provide more generous classroom and study spaces for students at the Independent Learning Center (ILC), new teachers at the elementary and high schools, and a new program in computer coding. Other changes come …
USFS cites prescribed burning’s restorative powers

USFS cites prescribed burning’s restorative powers

The Methow Valley Ranger District wrapped up its spring prescribed burning about one month ago, but that hasn’t extinguished the debate over the effectiveness and health impacts of these forest treatments. After years of fire suppression, the U.S. Forest Service has been using prescribed burning as part of its dry-forest restoration strategy since …
Traditional Latin American folk music comes to life

Traditional Latin American folk music comes to life

Seattle-area trio Sin Fronteras will present music of the nueva canción (“new song”) rural folk tradition from Latin America in an intimate concert at Confluence Gallery in Twisp on Saturday (June 18). Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door and can also be purchased...