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Funding for a new Twisp Town Hall will get ‘highest priority,’ state legislator says

Funding for a new Twisp Town Hall will get ‘highest priority,’ state legislator says

By Ann McCreary Funding construction of a new Twisp Town Hall building is the “highest priority” capital project for his district, state Rep. Cary Condotta, R-Wenatchee, said this week during a visit to Twisp. “Town Hall is a cornerstone, a foundation for this town. The mayor is trying to re-brand Twisp, and this is...
Fate of PUD’s Enloe Dam still uncertain

Fate of PUD’s Enloe Dam still uncertain

By Marcy Stamper
After more than half a century as a disused concrete spillway, powerhouse and reservoir, Enloe Dam may be closer to its next phase in life — either being retrofitted to generate power or removed entirely. The Okanogan County Public Utility District (PUD) has seven months to seek an extension from the Federal...
More help for fire victims

More help for fire victims

Methow Valley residents who have unmet needs as a result of the Carlton Complex Fire are invited to meet with representatives of World Renew at The Cove II, 209 Third Ave. in Twisp, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Also known as “The Green Shirts,” World Renew is hosting a walk-in center this week...
Mule Deer Foundation schedules benefit dinner

Mule Deer Foundation schedules benefit dinner

The Okanogan Trails Chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) will hold a fundraising dinner at 5 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 22) at the Barn in Winthrop. The benefit will raise money for habitat restoration and related projects to help mitigate damage from the Carlton Complex Fire to the region’s large mule deer herd. Admission...
Lawsuit seeks more protection for lynx habitat

Lawsuit seeks more protection for lynx habitat

By Ann McCreary
The Western Environmental Law Center (WELC) filed suit Monday (Nov. 17) against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) in federal court under the Endangered Species Act for inadequately protecting Canada lynx habitat in Washington and other parts of the nation. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in...
State champion Mountain Lions open season ranked No. 1

State champion Mountain Lions open season ranked No. 1

By Mike Maltais
The two-time defending state champion Liberty Bell High School varsity wrestlers opened season practice Monday (Nov. 17) ranked No. 1 among Washington B league schools as the Mountain Lions set their sights on a three-peat at the Tacoma Dome next Feb. 21 – 22. Commenting on the caliber of this year’s varsity...
Arts briefs: Nov. 19, 2014

Arts briefs: Nov. 19, 2014

This week: Johnston wins book award, Student show at The Merc cancelled, Jam against hunger and Community school holiday event
Fire stories woven together in ‘BURN’ at The Merc

Fire stories woven together in ‘BURN’ at The Merc

By Laurelle Walsh
Out of the summer came fire. Out of the fire came stories. Ten storytellers, all personally affected by the Carlton Complex fires of 2014, come together under the direction of Rose Weagant to tell their stories in “BURN: Stories of the Fire” at The Merc Playhouse on Saturday (Nov. 22) at 7...
Sudden-death goal launches Lady Lions into state playoffs

Sudden-death goal launches Lady Lions into state playoffs

By Mike Maltais
The Liberty Bell High School varsity girls’ soccer team is returning to the state championship playoffs for the third consecutive year on the strength of an inspiring 1-0 win over the Central Washington B League champion Okanogan Bulldogs in …
News of Record: Nov. 19, 2014

News of Record: Nov. 19, 2014

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office Nov. 10 DOMESTIC DISPUTE: Caller on Twin Lakes Road, Winthrop, reported that someone was refusing to leave. CIVIL MATTER: Caller on Lightning Pine Road, Methow, called about a vehicle that was supposed to have been transported. CIVIL MATTER: Caller complained about an illegal moto-cross track on West Chewuch Road, Winthrop. DOMESTIC...