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Legal notices: November 16, 2016

SECTION 001000 – ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID TOWN OF TWISP – PUBLIC WORKS SHOP Sealed bids will be received by the Public Works Director, Andrew Denham and staff of The Town of Twisp, in the Council Room located at 118 S. Glover Street, Twisp, WA 98856, for the construction of the new Town of Twisp –...
Digging deep

Digging deep

By Don Nelson Maybe some day, circumstances will take the measure of the Methow Valley’s seemingly boundless generosity. Thankfully, we don’t seem to be there yet and may not be anytime soon. The recently concluded Give Methow campaign raised more than $207,000 for 27 nonprofit organizations in the valley. In its second year, the online...
Letters to the editor: November 9, 2016

Letters to the editor: November 9, 2016

Thanks for support Dear Editor: Every October, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 120, comprised of members from throughout the Methow Valley, collects donations from local business along with using money that was donated for Poppies, to help support the Christmas Rooms at the Spokane Veterans Hospital and Spokane Veterans Medical Center. Many of our local...
Mazama: November 9, 2016

Mazama: November 9, 2016

By Bob Spiwak Editor’s note: former Mazama columnist Bob Spiwak is filling in for Mandi Donohue, the current Mazama columnist, who is on vacation. Monday morning: Another gray day, fog and light rain. The fog is not as acute as it has been in previous days. Earlier in the week, using utility poles as benchmarks, the...
Twisp: November 9, 2016

Twisp: November 9, 2016

By Sarah Schrock Daylight Saving (not savings) Time was first implemented in WWI by the Germans and later adopted by Great Britain. After the war, it was repealed and re-instituted again during the Second World War by most of the Western world. Again, after the war, it was repealed and then left to the states...
Winthrop: November 9, 2016

Winthrop: November 9, 2016

By Ashley Lodato  This week’s shout-out of gratitude goes to 14-year-old Travis Grialou, who recently completed his annual campaign for Little Star Montessori School’s scholarship fund. In his fourth year of running to earn funds for the project begun by Taylor Woodruff, Travis covered more than 200 miles resulting in $3,045 in pledges from Little...
Lower Valley: November 9, 2016

Lower Valley: November 9, 2016

By Joanna Bastian I once heard someone say, “Drawing is in our DNA.” The original written languages were drawings. All around the world, stories are painted and carved into rock surfaces — a tantalizing message board providing a glimpse into the lives of people who lived in that very spot long before we stumbled across the same...
Winthrop residents will vote on annexation to Okanogan Fire District 6

Winthrop residents will vote on annexation to Okanogan Fire District 6

Residents of Winthrop and Okanogan County Fire District 6 will vote on whether to annex the town into the district at a special election on Feb. 14, 2017. The Winthrop Town Council approved a pre-annexation agreement at its meeting last week …
Give Methow raises more than $200,000 for valley nonprofits

Give Methow raises more than $200,000 for valley nonprofits

October crowdfunding campaign exceeds amount donated in 2015 Give Methow, an online crowdfunding campaign hosted by the Community Foundation of NCW, has raised $207,737 for 27 Methow Valley nonprofits, the foundation said this week. This is the second year of Give Methow, and contributions exceeded last year’s total. In 2015, the campaign raised over $185,000....
Built to last

Built to last

In most high school construction classes, students assemble a garden shed or work on other small projects, but Methow Valley students are building and renovating structures used every day by local businesses, artists and fellow students. Now in its third year, the Methow Valley School District’s expanded …