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An un-bearable situation

An un-bearable situation

A young black bear was trapped in a cage, darted with an immobilizing drug, fitted with a yellow plastic ear tag, transported up a rough mountain road, and shot at with loud cracker shells and paint balls after …
From back issues: May 20, 2015

From back issues: May 20, 2015

20 years ago, May 25, 1995 50 years ago, May 20, 1965 Winthrop Prom Held “In the Misty Moonlight” was the theme for the Winthrop high school’s junior-senior prom, which was held Saturday evening in the multi-purpose room. Royalty for the affair were: Linda Shafer, queen; Ron Rouse, king (both juniors); senior prince and princess,...
Soccer boys start state  tournament play this week

Soccer boys start state tournament play this week

The Liberty Bell High School boys’ soccer team made its first-ever foray into the state meet this week with a first-round match on Tuesday (May 19) against Highland High School in Cowiche. The Mountain Lions earned their way to state with a 2-1 win over Manson on Saturday (May 16), after dropping a 3-1 decision...
It all adds up to another Math is Cool state championship

It all adds up to another Math is Cool state championship

The Methow Valley Elementary School Math is Cool Team claimed its second consecutive state championship in Division II with a victory on Saturday (May 16) at Moses Lake. Sixth-grader Travis Grialou led the way by taking first place in the division. Also finishing well for the Methow Valley team were sixth-graders Ian DeLong in sixth...

Legal notices: May 20, 2015

LEGAL NOTICE The Methow Valley Communications District, in accordance with RCW 39.04.155, maintains a Small Works Roster for public works projects not to exceed $300,000 and is now accepting applications.  The Small Works Roster shall include approved contractors who, when required by law, are properly licensed or registered for general or specialty contract work. Contractors...
Letters to the editor: May 20, 2015

Letters to the editor: May 20, 2015

Time for a conversation Dear Editor: When I was a kid, we played with cap pistols. And, since I grew up in the Alaskan bush, I was a good shot with a .22 by the time I was 10. We kept loaded guns in the mess hall because my father ran a profitable placer mine....
News of Record: May 20, 2015

News of Record: May 20, 2015

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office May 11 VEHICLE PROWL: It was reported that a window had been broken in a vehicle parked near the Blue Lake trailhead on Highway 20 west of Washington Pass. May 12 DOMESTIC ISSUE: Caller in Twisp reported that their son was being belligerent and threatening. SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: Caller said they heard...
Mazama: May 20, 2015

Mazama: May 20, 2015

By Bob Spiwak We finally had a week of badly needed rain. Last Monday it poured down, beginning in the afternoon and evening, complete with thunder and lightning, at least in West Boesel. The remainder of the week produced spotty rainfalls. We’ve no idea what came down where in inches, but hey, rain is rain...
Twisp: May 20, 2015

Twisp: May 20, 2015

By Sally Gracie On May 4, 2015, the Dutch Memorial Day, a young boy named Collin poured dirt collected from the Methow Valley onto the ground beneath a simple white cross engraved with the name “Van Klinken.” Methow Valley native Robert Van Klinken is buried at the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten, Holland. The young...
Winthrop: May 20, 2015

Winthrop: May 20, 2015

By Ashley Lodato Well, back in Molly Patterson’s and my day at Little Star Montessori School, we might have shied away from the “Puttin’ on the Ritz” auction theme due to our opinion of flapper dresses, but I for one will freely admit how wrong we were. If you were at Little Star’s auction at...