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State to appeal FEMA’s denial of help for individuals with fire losses

State to appeal FEMA’s denial of help for individuals with fire losses

By Marcy Stamper Just days after committing federal funds to help rebuild public infrastructure destroyed in the wildfire, President Obama denied a separate request for assistance to individuals who lost homes and property in the fires. Gov. Jay Inslee intends to appeal the president’s denial of a major disaster declaration for individual assistance under Federal...
Editorials: Aug. 20, 2014

Editorials: Aug. 20, 2014

Reclaiming the image A cynical person might ask, what can you accomplish with $150,000, against the millions of dollars the Methow Valley tourism industry has lost to the vagaries of wildfire this summer? But just as there are, according to the adage, no atheists on a sinking ship, there likely are few cynics questioning the...
Winthrop R&B Festival supports the Methow Valley in many ways

Winthrop R&B Festival supports the Methow Valley in many ways

Submitted by the Winthrop Music Association board of directors For the Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival, as for everyone in the valley, the fires have been a test of our commitment to this community and place. With fire raging east of us, and prevailing southeasterly winds pushing smoke and flames away from the Blues Ranch, the festival...
A memorable visit to the Methow Valley

A memorable visit to the Methow Valley

By Otto Brask My Aunt Marie Cockrell lived in a little house across the road from the Chewack River Ranch, a few miles north of Winthrop. She had this place for free while working as a housekeeper and companion to Mrs. Wagner, whom she had known in Okanogan. There, in the summer of 1954, I...
Letters to the editor: Aug. 20, 2014

Letters to the editor: Aug. 20, 2014

Many disconnects Seems like AT&T wasn’t the only one to suffer a disconnect during the recent fires. The same folks who claim they hate the federal government are eager to receive disaster funds in the multi-millions. The county will take the biggest gains for “infrastructure” repairs and wants more funds for individuals who suffered losses....
Matthew Curtis Mehaffie1989 – 2014

Matthew Curtis Mehaffie
1989 – 2014

Matthew Curtis Mehaffie went to be with the Lord on July 15, 2014, just 13 days shy of his 26th birthday. Matthew had a heart bigger than he was. On the weekends he could be often found at Black Pine Lake because he loved fishing, and even though he hated the taste of fish he...
Hugh W. Moore 1935 – 2014

Hugh W. Moore 
1935 – 2014

Hugh W. Moore, 79, passed away peacefully on Aug. 7, 2014, surrounded by family and friends in Wenatchee. Born in Seattle on June 6, 1935, Hugh grew up on Capitol Hill and attended St. Pat’s, St. Joe’s, and Seattle Prep before graduating from Garfield High School in 1953. He was a sports fanatic. He loved...
Joan Marie (North) Jensen1946 – 2014

Joan Marie (North) Jensen
1946 – 2014

Joan Marie (North) Jensen, 67, of Carlton, passed away at her home on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. Born Aug. 15, 1946, to Lavern and Mary North, she was sister to Sharon, Johnny and Sabina. Wife of Charles R. Jensen, mother of Sara, Alex and Jenny. She was Gramma Joanie to Rhiannon, Michaela, Jamie, Katie, Loan,...
Terrence L. ‘Mick’ Roark1946 – 2014

Terrence L. ‘Mick’ Roark
1946 – 2014

Terrence L. “Mick” Roark was born Feb. 20, 1946, and died July 27, 2014. Mick was born in Winthrop to Ronald and Lulu Roark. The little brother to Richard and Gary Roark, Mick learned to love the mountains, streams and great outdoors. His brothers made sure he grew up strong and tough! A Twisp High...
Kathleen Mary Mellinger1933 – 2014

Kathleen Mary Mellinger
1933 – 2014

Kathleen Mary Mellinger, 80, died peacefully at Providence Hospital in Everett on April 17, 2014, with her family by her side. Born April 19, 1933, in Seattle, Kathleen graduated from Bothell High School in 1951. She met and married her husband, Chet Desmarteau, in 1953, started her family and became a homemaker. In 1973, after...