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Lady Lions get first look at Bears, Bulldogs

Lady Lions get first look at Bears, Bulldogs

By Mike Maltais
The Liberty Bell High School varsity girls’ volleyball team dropped two abbreviated games to strong teams from Brewster and Okanogan at the Okanogan Jamboree last Saturday (Sept. 6). The two former 1A Caribou Trail League schools made their debut as part of the new Central Washington B League North Division lineup...
Editorials: September 10, 2014

Editorials: September 10, 2014

Getting it right In the aftermath of calamity, there are always questions. Some of them pop up right away, some of them develop over time, all of them arise out of the human need to know how and why something happened and, in some cases, who is responsible. From the beginning of the relentless siege...
Methow’s instant karma’s gonna get you

Methow’s instant karma’s gonna get you

By Don Nelson I’ve about given up trying to explain what I call the “Methow karma,” that mystical web of connections, coincidences and absurdly serendipitous encounters that create a universal community all out of proportion to the valley’s size and population — in defiance of the Methow’s rural remoteness and persistent state of un-discoveredness. I just accept...

Legal Notices — September 10, 2014

LEGAL  SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY. Estate of WILLIAM R. MORGAN, deceased. PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.020, .030. CONNIE LEE MORGAN SONNICHSEN has been appointed as personal representative (“personal representative”) of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred...

Scam artists targeting local residents

Winthrop Marshal Rikki Schwab has asked us to alert valley residents that there are several tax scams going on. Local residents have contacted my office in reference to being contacted by the IRS, Schwab said. “When I called the IRS and looked on their website, there are several scams in which foreigners are requesting money,...
Eiffert gearheads triple-shift the Vintage Wheels Show

Eiffert gearheads triple-shift the Vintage Wheels Show

By Mike Maltais
If you take a close look at the promotional poster advertising this year’s Winthrop Vintage Wheels Show on Saturday (Sept. 6), you will see 2013’s Best of Show winner, an eye-catching tangelo pearl-colored 1936 Dodge “Humpback” sedan delivery. What you might not know is that the classic car is the pampered...
Vintage wheels rolling into Winthrop

Vintage wheels rolling into Winthrop

Get ready to roll, and maybe rock a little too. Winthrop’s 39th annual Vintage Wheels Show will be back in town Friday and Saturday (Sept. 5 – 6), with dozens of antique and unusual conveyances, motorized or otherwise, on display. Classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, travel trailers, pedal cars and bicycles will be part of the mix...
Repairs underway on slide-damaged state highways

Repairs underway on slide-damaged state highways

Work is underway on repairing two state highways that were heavily damaged in recent mudslides. An emergency contract for the repairs was awarded to Rains Construction of Malott, which has begun work on road washouts along about four miles of Highway 20 on the Methow Valley side of Loup Loup Pass, and another four miles...
Confluence executive director steps down

Confluence executive director steps down

By Don Nelson Confluence Gallery & Art Center in Twisp is looking for a new executive director following last week’s resignation of Nicole Ringgold after three years as the top staff person at the gallery and gift shop on Glover Street. Ringgold, whose home was recently destroyed in the Rising Eagle Road Fire, said she...
Arts briefs: September 3, 2014

Arts briefs: September 3, 2014

This week: Intimate evening at Spartan Art on Sept. 6, Pipestone rehearsals resume on Sept. 4 and Phoenix Festival rises next month at Twispworks.