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General election ballots go out this week

General election ballots go out this week

Ballots for the Nov. 4 general election will be mailed this week in Okanogan County, and most will arrive by Friday (Oct. 17). Candidates for local, regional, statewide and national offices will fill the ballots along with local and statewide measures or levy requests. Okanogan is an all-mail ballot county. Ballots must be postmarked by...
Community briefs: October 15, 2014

Community briefs: October 15, 2014

This week: The whole dam story, Make a difference, Living in the North Cascades, and Tools for fire victims
Harts Pass: October 15, 2014

Harts Pass: October 15, 2014

Discussions with parents about child care needs

Discussions with parents about child care needs

The local group studying needs and resources for child care and early childhood education is holding focus groups for parents and primary caregivers of children from birth to age 10. The focus groups are informal discussions to understand child care and early childhood education successes, challenges needs and gaps in the Methow Valley. The discussions...
Lock your homes, vehicles

Lock your homes, vehicles

By Rikki Schwab

Winthrop Town Marshal

As human beings we often fight change. This is because we get into routines that are familiar and comfortable. As our bodies adjust we continue moving forward in this stage of comfort that when disrupted can cause us stress.

Raya!

Raya!

Welcome Maja Nickell and Elijah Johnson’s new baby girl, Raya Genevieve Johnson, born at home in Twisp into her loving father’s arms on Aug. 27, 2014.  She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 21 inches long at birth. Her older brother is Cassius Johnson. Her grandparents are Deb and John Nickell, and John and...
Senior News: October 15, 2014

Senior News: October 15, 2014

Methow Valley Senior Center Calendar THURSDAY, OCT. 16: Bingo after lunch. MONDAY, OCT. 27: Gift basket drawing during lunch. TUESDAY, NOV. 11: Veterans Day event. Lunch menu THURSDAY, OCT. 16: Chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, glazed carrots, tomato and cucumber salad, apricots, whole wheat bread, Jell-O with topping. FRIDAY, OCT. 17: Orange-glazed chicken, au...
Rise from the ashes and celebrate at the Phoenix Festival  this weekend

Rise from the ashes and celebrate at the Phoenix Festival  this weekend

By Laurelle Walsh

“We’re done burning, man!” is the motto of the Phoenix Festival, a creative arts festival and benefit for fire and flood relief that rises from the ashes at TwispWorks on Saturday (Oct. 18) from 2-10 p.m. TwispWorks, Methow Arts Alliance and …

Concert features Tara Kaiyala Weaver in violin concerto

Concert features Tara Kaiyala Weaver in violin concerto

The Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus open their concert season this weekend with everything from Baroque music through a late-19th-century dance suite. Anyone who did not hear Methow Valley violinist Tara Kaiyala Weaver as soloist in Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in May — or who wants to experience it again — can catch her virtuosic and emotionally sensitive performance on...
Tice Ranch purchased by local residents

Tice Ranch purchased by local residents

By Ann McCreary
The landmark Tice Ranch was sold to a local couple – Robert and Laura Howson – in an auction on Thursday (Oct. 16) for $3.108 million. Howson said Friday that the couple plans to live in the main lodge on the 305-acre ranch and …