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Methow women mobilizing for march in Washington, D.C.

Methow women mobilizing for march in Washington, D.C.

Motivated by fear and anger, a desire to take action, and above all a need to be heard, scores of women from the Methow Valley will join in marches on Jan. 21 — the day after the presidential inauguration — here at …
Friends paint fond portrait of Brad Pinkerton

Friends paint fond portrait of Brad Pinkerton

The exuberantly creative life of musician, artist and all-around free spirit Brad Pinkerton was celebrated by more than 100 of his friends last week. “Brad made me feel welcome. He was appreciative, caring, playful, open-hearted and …
County must close 597 miles of roads to ATV traffic

County must close 597 miles of roads to ATV traffic

Okanogan County will have to close 597 miles of roads to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and do a thorough review of possible environmental impacts before opening any more roads to the vehicles. The ruling is …
Senior News: January 11, 2016

Senior News: January 11, 2016

It looks like our cold snap is over. At least I hope so — I am getting cabin fever. Friday was dance day, with a few brave souls coming over from the Omak area. If you have donations for the rummage room, please try to leave them when we are open.  If you drop them...

Legislative leaders agree: basic education funding to dominate 2017 session

By Grace Swanson WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA – Finding the dollars to meet the Supreme Court’s mandate to fully fund basic education as required by the state constitution is the dominant issue facing Washington legislators in the 2017 session. A major amount of education funding is now raised through local tax levies. The state...
James Joseph Haverlock1939–2016

James Joseph Haverlock
1939–2016

James (Jim) Haverlock, 77, formerly of Williston, North Dakota, and most recently of Twisp, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, in Brewster. Jim was born in South Heart, North Dakota, on April 19, 1939, to James Sr. and Mary (Samek) Haverlock. He graduated from South Heart High School in 1957. His many interests included...
Roy Webster Wagoner1942–2016

Roy Webster Wagoner
1942–2016

Roy Webster Wagoner, of Hood River, Oregon, passed away on Dec. 30, 2016 at the Hood River Providence Hospital after a two-year battle with ALS. Roy was born on Sept. 10, 1942, in Seattle to Harold and Elizabeth (Nellie) Webster Wagoner. Roy grew up in Twisp, graduating from Twisp High School in 1960. Roy then...

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...