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Fitzmaurice named Athlete of the Week

Fitzmaurice named Athlete of the Week

Liberty Bell High School’s Lauren Fitzmaurice, a sophomore on the Lady Lions basketball team, has been named an Athlete of the Week by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA). Fitzmaurice scored 21…
Mountain Lions’ season ends with losses to Mabton and Waterville in district play

Mountain Lions’ season ends with losses to Mabton and Waterville in district play

Two tough losses in district playoffs ended the Liberty Bell High School boys’ basketball season last weekend in East Wenatchee. The Mountain Lions were edged by the North Central Washington 2B South division leaders, Mabton, 67-64, on Wednesday (Feb. 11). On Saturday …
Fire recovery legislation languishing in committee — help for schools faring best

Fire recovery legislation languishing in committee — help for schools faring best

Since the start of the Legislative session this year, state lawmakers have considered nine bills directly related to firefighting and fire recovery, but most of the proposals are still languishing in committee. The bill that has made the most progress — having received …
$15 billion bi-partisan Senate transportation plan unveiled

$15 billion bi-partisan Senate transportation plan unveiled

After 22 months of negotiations, four senators — two Republicans and two Democrats — have unveiled a $15 billion transportation package with an 11.7 cents-per-gallon gas tax increase at its revenue core. “It’s been a thorough and tough negotiation, but we did it …
Two creative firms join forces at TwispWorks

Two creative firms join forces at TwispWorks

Celebrate Mardi Gras in the Methow with design studio EVRYBDY and creative agency Alchemy On Demand at an open house in the Gateway Building at TwispWorks on Friday (Feb. 20) from 4 – 7 p.m. The two creative firms have recently joined forces and would like to show off their shared …
News of Record: Feb.  18, 2015

News of Record: Feb. 18, 2015

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office Feb. 7 EXPLOSIVES: Caller in the Burma Road area, Methow, reported that someone appeared to be lighting dynamite. The caller reported seeing several cars and ATVs in an area where people appeared to be camping in tents. Feb. 11 ABANDONED VEHICLE: Caller at Highway 153 and Lower Beaver Creek Road reported...
Two positions up for election on co-op board of directors

Two positions up for election on co-op board of directors

Two positions on the Okanogan County Electric Cooperative board of directors are up for election this year, and members of the co-operative who are interested in running for the board should submit their names by March 7. One position represents District 3, which is the south area of the service
NAPA Auto Parts owners followed long road to success

NAPA Auto Parts owners followed long road to success

Small Business Development Center advice paid off for Twisp couple By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington Small Business Development Center When fire came to the Methow Valley in July 2014, the difference between essential and non-essential became startlingly clear. Very quickly, Dwain and Erika Hutson realized that it was essential to keep their NAPA Auto Parts store...
Harts Pass: Feb. 18, 2015

Harts Pass: Feb. 18, 2015

Free pesticide collection

Free pesticide collection

Individuals, farmers and businesses with pesticides they no longer need or want can register for a free pesticide-collection event being organized this spring by the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA). Insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, rodenticides and most chemicals that kill or repel unwanted pests will be accepted. WSDA works with a contracted hazardous-waste company to...