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James Donaldson

James Donaldson, cherished elder of the Methow Valley and citizen of the world, died on Jan. 7, 2017, after a short exacerbation of chronic illness. He was surrounded by his family of devoted friends. A celebration of his remarkable life will be held this spring. 

Legal Notices: January 11, 2016

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY OF OKANOGAN WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., its successors in interest and/or assigns, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF ALBERT H. PITT; ALAN H. PITT; MEGAN MARSHALL AKA MEGAN E. PITT; CHRISTY LYNN SCHAFFER; CHERYL  ANN  WELTY; JAMES PITT; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; STATE OF  WASHINGTON; OCCUPANTS OF THE PREMISES, Defendants....
Headlines we’d like to see in 2017

Headlines we’d like to see in 2017

By Don Nelson I admit, I stole this idea directly from the Seattle Times and its end-of-the-year coverage. As I said last week, I’m reluctant to make predictions about what might happen to affect the Methow Valley in 2017. But I can muse about things that should or could happen, or that I’d like to...
Letters to the editor: January 4, 2017

Letters to the editor: January 4, 2017

Safety at the Loup Dear Editor: Ten years ago, if someone was seen “skinning” uphill at The Loup, they would have drawn stares and ribald comments. Today, the sport of ski touring has become very popular, with skiers climbing mountains and hills wherever access is available and the snow is good, for both the great...
Here comes the new ‘Objectivist’ order

Here comes the new ‘Objectivist’ order

“… man exists for his own sake … the pursuit of his own happiness is his highest moral purpose … he must not sacrifice himself to others nor sacrifice others to himself.” — Ayn Rand What do Donald Trump, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, secretary of state-designate Rex Tillerson, secretary of labor-designate Andy Puzder and CIA...
Our water supply is fine, and the data proves it

Our water supply is fine, and the data proves it

By John Willett Just a little history info to all about water availability here in the Methow: We are doing fine! That is not to say that we should not protect the valuable resource that we have and use it wisely — we should. Why, you ask? Here’s what I know: In the late 1980s and early...
Start the new year with trio of one-act plays at The Merc

Start the new year with trio of one-act plays at The Merc

Three one-act plays will make up The Merc Playhouse presentation “Getting Through — Double Edged Comedies for the New Year,” opening Jan. 19 and continuing through Jan. 28. The three plays, all directed by The Merc’s Artistic Director Ki Gottberg, are: • “Sure Thing,” written by David Ives, the author of “Venus in Fur,” which was on...
Nielsen wins spot on U.S. biathlon team

Nielsen wins spot on U.S. biathlon team

Liberty Bell High School junior Eli Nielsen has been named to the World Youth and Junior Championship men’s team to represent the United States in international biathlon competition next month. Nielsen qualified for the team during a recent three-day competition in …
Lady Lions just miss championship win at Cascade Holiday Tourney in Leavenworth

Lady Lions just miss championship win at Cascade Holiday Tourney in Leavenworth

Playing some of their best basketball of the season, the Liberty Bell High School girls’ varsity team nearly came away with the first-place trophy at the Cascade Holiday Tourney in Leavenworth last week. The Lady Lions started the two-day event with …
Mountain Lions drop two games at holiday tourney

Mountain Lions drop two games at holiday tourney

The Liberty Bell High School varsity boys’ basketball team journeyed to Leavenworth’s Cascade Holiday Tourney in search of its first victory, but ran into a couple of tough opponents at last week’s Christmas break event. The Mountain Lions lost to the home team, Cascade, 66 – 28, on the …