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Winthrop: July 9, 2014

Winthrop: July 9, 2014

By Ashley Lodato Stella Scholz had a notable 9th birthday last week. After deciding that she wanted to give, rather than receive, and knowing that she had an upcoming trip to Seattle to see her grandmother, Stella bought four backpacks and filled them with socks, soap, shampoo and other useful items. In Seattle, as Stella’s...
Mazama: July 9, 2014

Mazama: July 9, 2014

By Bob Spiwak The Fourth of July has passed and the traffic appeared surprisingly light, at least compared to the amount of traffic we anticipated. After all, it was a three-day holiday. It’s possible the traffic was lighter because there are no fireworks allowed over here, which does not apply to the less-volatile west side...
Arts briefs: July 9, 2014

Arts briefs: July 9, 2014

This week: South American music at free concert Sunday at Pearrygin, Chamber Music Festival opens July 24, the Merc advises that you Git ready for Shakespeare, pardner, and Celebrate old-time music at the Shafer on Aug. 9
Try Washington Wines in Winthrop Saturday

Try Washington Wines in Winthrop Saturday

By Laurelle Walsh
Family Wineries of Washington State — an organization that advocates for small wineries around the state — the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce, and Lost River Winery have resurrected the Winthrop Wine Festival, which has been on hiatus for the last two years, according to Lost River Winery owner John Morgan.
Editorials: July 9, 2014

Editorials: July 9, 2014

Thanks, Clint Public service is something of a family tradition for the Estes family of Twisp. Long-time Twisp Town Council member Clint Estes, who recently stepped down after nine years of meetings and countless hours of conversations with residents, followed in his father’s footsteps when he first joined the council. Twisp owes a big “thank...
Letters to the editor: July 9, 2014

Letters to the editor: July 9, 2014

More ATV damage Dear Editor: Ann McCreary did her usual fine job on her “over-snow vehicles” article (July 2) — except she failed to note that snowmobile impacts are not limited to the winter. How can that be? Well, for one example, the Tonasket Ranger District signed a cooperative trail maintenance agreement in about 2008 with one...
Proposal would reduce hazardous fuels on USFS lands near Mazama

Proposal would reduce hazardous fuels on USFS lands near Mazama

By Ann McCreary
The Methow Valley Ranger District is seeking input on a proposal to conduct hazardous fuels reduction on national forest lands around Mazama. Interested individuals are encouraged to participate in project planning by …
Spokes fighting strokes

Spokes fighting strokes

By Marcy Stamper
Four cyclists and the driver of a support van passed through town on the Fourth of July weekend, just one week into a 5,200-mile bike ride to build awareness of the potential for cycling to aid in recovery—and provide independence and mobility—for survivors of strokes and of other brain injuries.
Elements of ‘Earth, Wind and Fire’ interpreted at Winthrop Gallery

Elements of ‘Earth, Wind and Fire’ interpreted at Winthrop Gallery

By Laurelle Walsh
Three Methow Valley artists — Lauralee Northcott, Dennis Kirkland and Cliff Schwab — present their recent work in a show titled “Earth, Wind and Fire” that opens this week at the Winthrop Gallery, located at 237 Riverside Ave. An artists’ reception will be held …
Facilities task force proposes $5.5 million for campus, buses

Facilities task force proposes $5.5 million for campus, buses

By Marcy Stamper
After three months of study, the task force that has been assessing facilities needs at the Methow Valley School District is recommending spending $4.5 million on maintenance and upgrades in the district’s schools and grounds and another …