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Homes evacuated on Texas Creek as fire advances

Homes evacuated on Texas Creek as fire advances

By Ann McCreary
Residents of 10 homes on Texas Creek Road near Carlton were ordered to evacuate at about 1:30 p.m. today as the Stokes Road Fire was approaching to within one-quarter mile of the houses.
County hearing examiner OKs projects

County hearing examiner OKs projects

By Marcy Stamper

Okanogan County hearing examiner Dan Beardslee approved a proposal to rezone eight acres on the Walking D Ranch after considering plans …

Motorcyclist injured in accident near Winthrop • Countywide burn ban

By Marcy Stamper

Okanogan County hearing examiner Dan Beardslee approved a proposal to rezone eight acres on the Walking D Ranch after considering plans of the family corporation and comments from …

Local marijuana hopefuls face regulatory hurdles, concerns from neighbors

Local marijuana hopefuls face regulatory hurdles, concerns from neighbors

By Marcy Stamper
Ed Rhinehart expects to receive a license this week to grow marijuana in Winthrop, but that achievement will do little to compensate for his frustrations with delays and changes from the state’s licensing body that reduced his crop to a quarter of what he had planned and caused him to miss...
Winthrop issues conditional use permit to town’s first marijuana retailer

Winthrop issues conditional use permit to town’s first marijuana retailer

By Laurelle Walsh
The Winthrop Town Council approved a conditional use permit (CUP) for the town’s first retail marijuana store, Fresh Greens, at its meeting last Wednesday (July 2). At a public hearing prior to …
Breathtaking but brutal …

Breathtaking but brutal …

By Mike Maltais
Breathtaking but brutal pretty well sums up the annual 60-kilometer Angels Staircase high-alpine run that will leave the starting line from Foggy Dew Campground at the head of Gold Creek Road west of Carlton on Aug. 9. The Staircase also offers … 
Killer Whales beat Bearacudas; Omak next 

Killer Whales beat Bearacudas; Omak next 

By Mike Maltais

The Methow Valley Killer Whales swim team made a stop at the Bearacuda pool in Brewster on July 1, on the road to the Okanogan County Championships that will be held near the end of the month. The pods appear to be well on their way to …

Sign up for three-on-three basketball

Sign up for three-on-three basketball

Players have until Monday (July 14) to sign up for the three-on-three basketball tournament just ahead at the Apple Pie Jamboree in Pateros on July 19. The tournament begins at 8 a.m. in the Pateros Mall parking lot on Lakeshore Drive. There will be three-point and free throw shooting contests, beginning at 11 a.m, running...
Aspholm will ‘Tri’ again

Aspholm will ‘Tri’ again

By Mike Maltais
The eighth annual ChelanMan triathlon will take place at Lake Chelan on July 19-20, and for the second consecutive year 11-year-old Liv Aspholm of Winthrop will be among the competitors lined up for the three-event Try-a-Tri. The Try-a-Tri is a …
Methow: July 9, 2014

Methow: July 9, 2014

Methow By Joanna Bastian I woke up to a strange ripping sound and a shower of ice crystals in my face. “Joanna, wake up, the tent is falling down.” In response, my eyelids squeezed shut even tighter as I burrowed deeper into the warmth of my sleeping bag. “Joanna …” With a grunt I shoved...