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Twisp River channel restoration project proposed by Yakama Nation

Twisp River channel restoration project proposed by Yakama Nation

The Yakama Nation is proposing a restoration project on the Twisp River approximately 9 miles west of Twisp. The primary goals of the Twisp Horseshoe side-channel restoration include increasing connections between main and side channels and improving habitat for steelhead, spring Chinook and bull trout. The project includes installation of large wood structures in the...
Plaintiffs seek ‘quiet title’ to portion of French Creek-Texas Creek Road

Plaintiffs seek ‘quiet title’ to portion of French Creek-Texas Creek Road

Gamble Land & Timber and Cascade Holdings Group have filed a lawsuit charging that Okanogan County claimed 7.66 miles of French Creek-Texas Creek Road in 1955 without any right to the property. The complaint to “quiet title” was filed in Okanogan County Superior Court on March 3.
Senior News: March 15, 2017

Senior News: March 15, 2017

Think spring — it’s just around the corner (we hope). The Spring and Summer Sale is going to start April 8. This will be the start of our being open on Saturdays until noon. There are lots of Easter baskets and gifts to fill them with, and Easter dresses, purses and hats. If you need...
Lzady “L” Strickland1924–2017

Lzady “L” Strickland
1924–2017

Lzady “L” Strickland, 92, died on March 5, 2017, at her home in Twisp. She was born Aug. 10, 1924, in Sylva, North Carolina, to Oscar and Minnie Queen. She had three brothers, Art, Clarence and John. The family moved to Darrington, Washington, when Lzady was 5 years old. She grew up in Darrington, Bryant...
Camilia Jo (Johnson) Easley1964–2017

Camilia Jo (Johnson) Easley
1964–2017

Camilia Jo (Johnson) Easley, born June 11, 1964, to Phillis and Donald Johnson, passed away March 9, 2017, at North Hospice of Spokane in the presence of family and friends. She was born at Dr. Henry’s office in Twisp, and raised from child to adulthood in Winthrop. After moving away for a period of time,...

Legal notices: March 15, 2017

NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with RCW 36.77.070 that the Board of Okanogan County Commissioners intends to have the following road(s) improved by Day Labor (using county crews and equipment) in calendar year 2017: Road / Project Name CRP# Type Of Work Engineer’s Estimate   2015 Safety Sign Upgrade 2015 SIGNS00...

Community Challenge relay race at the Loup nets big turnout

The second Annual Loup Loup Community Challenge Relay last weekend saw 19 three-person teams compete in Giant Slalom (some on skis, some on snowboards), Tube Hill Run Up and Slide Down, and the 3K Nordic course. The teams with the fastest combined times won top prizes. First place, with a final time of 9:20.02, went...
State Dept. of Ecology has summer jobs for high school students

State Dept. of Ecology has summer jobs for high school students

Want summer job? The state Department of Ecology is hiring 72 youths, ages 14 to 17, for six litter abatement crews in south-central Washington. Youth crews develop job skills, teamwork experience and safety awareness, and also receive environmental education. Candidates must be able to work outdoors and do physical labor, including walking 3 to 10...
Upcoming programs at the libraries

Upcoming programs at the libraries

Libraries are generally thought of as indoor spaces, but the North Central Regional Library is sponsoring a series of programs about the outdoors this spring. Wenatchee Valley College sociology professor Rich Brinkman will talk about life on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) at the Twisp library on March 30 at 6 p.m. Brinkman spent 150...
News from TwispWorks: new board member, tenants

News from TwispWorks: new board member, tenants

Ken Young has joined the TwispWorks Foundation’s board of directors. Young and his wife, Loy, recently moved to the valley full-time and have been volunteering at TwispWorks for the past year. His background is in education, leadership and training. Young grew up in the Gold Country of California where he was a special education teacher,...