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Informational meetings on grizzly bears

Informational meetings on grizzly bears

The National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will host several open houses in March to provide information about the potential for restoring grizzly bears in the North Cascades. The meetings are part of the Grizzly Bear Restoration Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process. The purpose of the EIS is to determine whether the...
Arts briefs: Feb. 11, 2015

Arts briefs: Feb. 11, 2015

Chamber music concert sold out The Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival’s Valentine’s Day concert at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp is sold out, according to Liz Johnson, the festival’s interim executive director. This year’s Chamber Music Festival will be at Signal Hill Ranch, between Twisp and Winthrop, from July 25 – Aug. 1. Last year’s event was...
Arts briefs

Arts briefs

Winning dog and cat pics A reception for the winning entries in the Winthrop Gallery’s annual Dog & Cat Photo Contest will be held on Feb. 15 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 996-3925. A visit with The Bard The Merc Playhouse in Twisp will present Rod Molzahn in...
Community briefs: Feb. 4, 2015

Community briefs: Feb. 4, 2015

International Baccalaureate discussion Parents, students and interested members of the public are invited to a meeting to learn about the International Baccalaureate program under consideration by the Methow Valley School District. The district is looking at two levels — the primary-years program for first through sixth grade and a middle-years program for seventh through 10th grade. The...
Sports briefs: Jan. 28, 2015

Sports briefs: Jan. 28, 2015

‘Big Adventure’ at LBHS on Feb. 8 “The Big Adventure” — a day of low-key Nordic skiing competition — will be staged Feb. 8 at Liberty Bell High School beginning at 1 p.m. The free event, which will feature members of the Methow Valley Nordic Team, is “for all children under 100 years of age,” according to organizer Hanz...
Community briefs: January 28, 2015

Community briefs: January 28, 2015

Grizzlies in the North Cascades “Ghost Bears: Studying Grizzly Bears in the North Cascades” is the topic of the Methow Conservancy’s next First Tuesday program (Feb. 3) at the Twisp River Pub. The free event begins at 7 p.m. Featured speaker is wildlife ecologist Bill Gaines, who will discuss his three-year search for elusive grizzly...
Sports briefs: January 21, 2015

Sports briefs: January 21, 2015

Ski club formed for ‘boomers’ Loup Loup Ski Bowl is coordinating activities with a newly formed senior ski club, the Loup Loup Boomers, open to anyone over 50 or turning 50 this year. The club hopes to attract skiers not only from the Methow but also from other communities in the region. The Boomers will...
Arts briefs: Jan. 21, 2015

Arts briefs: Jan. 21, 2015

Open Merc is back The first Open Merc evening of the year will be on Thursday (Jan. 22) at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. The free event, which offers local performers a chance to take a turn on the stage, begins at 7 p.m. For information, call 997-7529. Vilden presents ‘First People’ slide show Lynx...
Community briefs

Community briefs

Open houses at Teen Center The Valley Teen Center at TwispWorks is hosting two open house/orientation sessions to introduce 7th- and 8th-grade students to the program’s staff and volunteers. The events are on Tuesday (Jan. 27) and Feb. 10 from 5:30-7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (509) 341-4279. Pateros/Brewster Long Term...
Arts briefs: January 14, 2015

Arts briefs: January 14, 2015

Kids’ art class Art educator Margaret Kingston will lead a kids’ class on the art of marbleized paper on Jan. 23 from 12:30–4:30 p.m. in the Methow Valley Elementary School art room. Cost of the class, intended for students in grades 1–5, is $35. To register, call Confluence Art Gallery at 997-2787. Class size will...