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Start gearing up for ’49er Days

Start gearing up for ’49er Days

It’s not too soon to start making plans for Winthrop’s 71st annual ’49er Days events, a celebration of the town’s Western heritage, that runs from May 6–8. Friday (May 6) begins with the arrival of the Washington Outfitters and Guides Association’s annual Ride to Rendezvous wagon train in downtown Winthrop around noon. That evening, ’49er...
Senior News: April 20, 2016

Senior News: April 20, 2016

Notes After being gone a week, I came back to find the Senior Center bursting at the seams with donations, and plans. Ann is back and is busy getting the Western Sale set up. She is ready to accept any donations for the sale. Please leave donated items only when we are open if you...
James Armstrong Rowberry1979 –2016

James Armstrong Rowberry
1979 –2016

James Armstrong Rowberry was born in San Jose, California, on April 5, 1979, and passed away on April 3, 2016, in Lafayette, Colorado, after a very short battle with adrenal cortical cancer. Jim grew up in Northern California, where he participated in high school sports (tennis, basketball and golf) and was involved in the school...

Katherine Marie Lewis
1918–2016

Katherine was born in Wallace, Idaho, to John and Alice (Cyr) Cavanaugh on May 21, 1918. She passed away on April 1, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Thomas Lewis Sr., her sister-in-law Frances Cavanaugh, her daughter-in-law Shirley Lewis, and her niece Mary Dell Cavanaugh. Katherine is survived by her brother...

Toni White, celebration of life

A celebration of the life of Toni White will be held on April 30 at the KOA campground in Winthrop, beginning a 2 p.m. Join her family and friends. Bring a side dish, bread or dessert — and also bring memories and stories to share.

Legal Notices: April 21, 2016

LEGAL NOTICE METHOW VALLEY IRRIGATION DISTRICT NOTICE OF PETITION FOR EXCLUSION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a petition for exclusion of land has been filed with the Board of Directors of the Methow Valley Irrigation District (MVID).  The name of the petitioner and the land description, identified by the Okanogan County Assessor’s parcel number, to...
County commissioners schedule urgent public hearing on April 26 about fund transfers

County commissioners schedule urgent public hearing on April 26 about fund transfers

The Okanogan County commissioners are holding an urgent public hearing on Tuesday (April 26) about potential fund transfers that would be used to cover payroll and other expenses if necessary. The hearing is part of the authorization process to be sure that the money can be transferred by the end of April if needed.
Editorials: April 13, 2016

Editorials: April 13, 2016

Clearing the air It’s an odd coincidence that two big stories this week, both of them good news for the Methow Valley, involve aircraft — those that will be coming here, and those that won’t (see stories on page A1). First, the U.S. Army announced that it was withdrawing a proposal to conduct helicopter pilot training exercises...
Letters to the editor: April 13, 2016

Letters to the editor: April 13, 2016

Loved Oklahoma! Dear Editor: I would like to give a shout out to Nadine Van Hees, her cast and crew and the Methow Valley Community Theater who put on a wonderfully entertaining evening of Oklahoma! Kudos to Nadine, who attracted the talent, and above all their dedication and commitment for two-and-a-half months or more to...
Wonderheads troupe performs unique story-telling theater

Wonderheads troupe performs unique story-telling theater

The Wonderheads theater troupe creates fantastic performances using expressive movement and huge masks that nearly cover the actors’ heads – but no words – to tell stories in a distinctive and whimsical way. Some people say watching a Wonderheads performance is like seeing a cartoon come to life…