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Business briefs: May 4, 2016

Business briefs: May 4, 2016

Balance merges to form new architectural firm Methow Valley architect Tom Lenchek of Balance Associates announced that Balance will merge with Prentiss Wickline Architecture to form Prentiss + Balance + Wickline, which will have its headquarters in Seattle. The newly merged firm already has more than 40 projects underway. Lenchek is a partner in the new firm, which...
Sports briefs: March 30, 2016

Sports briefs: March 30, 2016

Coach kids’ baseball Coaches are still needed for the 2016 Methow Youth Baseball program, which runs from April until early June. Teams are being formed in minors (ages 7-10) and majors (ages 11-12) categories. To volunteer or for more information, call Rebecca Walker (minors) at (509) 386-3783 or John Crandall (majors) at 996-3359, or visit...
News briefs: March 30, 2016

News briefs: March 30, 2016

Studded tires must be off First came Daylight Saving Time. Now — and by that, we mean now — it’s time to remove studded tires, which must by off your vehicles by Thursday (March 31). Under state law, driving with studded tires after March 31 is a traffic infraction that could result in a $124 ticket from law enforcement....
Community briefs: March 30, 2016

Community briefs: March 30, 2016

All about bees Biologist Don Rolfs will discuss “Native Bees of Washington State” in a free presentation at the Community Cultural Center in Tonasket on Friday (April 1). The event, sponsored by Okanogan Highlands, begins at 6:30 p.m. A dinner benefiting the Cultural Center begins at 5:15 p.m. Cost is $7.50 for members, $8.50 for non-members. For...
Business briefs: March 30, 2016

Business briefs: March 30, 2016

Open house for law firm A new law firm in Winthrop, Ryan & Kuehler PLLC, will host an open house on April 8 in its office at 1112 Highway 20, next to the post office. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (509) 557-5769 or email nk@ryankuehler.com....
Community briefs: March 23, 2016

Community briefs: March 23, 2016

Kindergarten information Parents interested in learning about next fall’s kindergarten offerings at Methow Valley Elementary School can attend the Kindergarten Roundup at the school library on Thursday (March 24) from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Child care will be available. For more information, email kbill@methow.org or call 996‑2186. Democratic caucus Democrats in the Twisp and Winthrop precincts will caucus...
Arts briefs: March 23, 2016

Arts briefs: March 23, 2016

Gothard Sisters bring Celtic sound The Gothard Sisters, a trio of young women who perform Irish-inspired folk music, dance and storytelling, will present a concert on Saturday (March 26) at the Winthrop Barn. Local violinist Keeley Brooks will also perform. The award-winning performers have become internationally recognized as multi-instrumentalist Celtic-influenced folk musicians, songwriters, and performers....
Back to beginning in officer search

Back to beginning in officer search

The Town of Winthrop’s search for a marshal and deputy marshal is going to take a little longer. At last week’s town council meeting, Mayor Sue Langdalen said that background checks on two candidates who were finalists for the positions were unsatisfactory. That means the town will continue to be without its …
Community briefs: March 16, 2016

Community briefs: March 16, 2016

Buy a brick, or two The Methow Valley Community Center’s “That’s My Brick” campaign for its Memory and Community Garden will resume April 4, when orders will be taken. A donation pays for a customized personal brick that will be used in the garden. To learn more, visit www.thatsmybrick.com/mvmg. For more information, call 996‑3555. New...
Community briefs: March 9, 2016

Community briefs: March 9, 2016

Business preparedness workshop A free business preparedness and resiliency workshop will be offered on Thursday (March 10) from 9 a.m. – noon at the Winthrop Barn. The workshop will be led by Annie Schmidt, director of policy and partnerships for the Washington Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network, and Kirsten Cook, Firewise Program Coordinator for the Okanogan Conservation District....