Today is Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

VALLEY LIFE
Mazama: March 15, 2017

Mazama: March 15, 2017

By Mandi Donohue Last Tuesday night, creatures from all over the wilderness made the trip to Goat Wall  to discuss the reintroduction of grizzlies into the North Cascades. For many, it was a highly charged evening as opinions and feathers flew in what one gray wolf called “an embarrassing night full of misinformation and ego.”  ...
Winthrop: March 15, 2017

Winthrop: March 15, 2017

By Ashley Lodato With winter still in full force (why hello, school bus-thwarting storms in mid-March!), Methow Valley residents competed near and far for fame and glory this past week. Close to home, nearly two dozen three-person coed teams raced alpine, tubing, and Nordic legs of the Community Challenge Relay at Loup Loup Ski Bowl...
Twisp: March 15, 2017

Twisp: March 15, 2017

By Sarah Schrock Competition builds community, or at least camaraderie. This was true for the varying sporting events and games that folks participated in over the weekend.  Peewee wrestlers aged 3-12 took to the mat in Chelan for a regional tournament on Saturday morning. As part of the annual tradition to build team spirit, many...
Lower Valley: March 8, 2017

Lower Valley: March 8, 2017

By Joanna Bastian Roberta Hall, known as “Bobbi” to her friends and family, has chosen a senior project that is long-lasting and visible in her community. The Pateros High School senior, working with art instructor Todd Steenhard and the Pateros Junior High art class, recreated rock images found throughout the Methow Valley onto concrete tiles...
Winthrop: March 8, 2017

Winthrop: March 8, 2017

By Ashley Lodato One day when my kids were young and just starting to answer the phone, I came into the house and my daughter said, “Mommy, a lady with a Southern accent called you.” No name, no number — just that single identifier: a Southern accent. Fortunately, for me that lone clue narrowed the field down...
Mazama: March 8, 2017

Mazama: March 8, 2017

By Mandi Donohue There’s always a hiccup in winter that taunts the summer lovers and torments the winter contingent. The weather gets a little warmer and suddenly the skies are blazing blue, the piercing sun melting everything like a superhero’s gaze. You’d think the weather was tropical as extra joggers take to Lost River Road and...
Twisp: March 8, 2017

Twisp: March 8, 2017

By Sarah Schrock A recent wave of natural and human-caused avalanches has raised the hair on the backs of many backcountry skiers around the valley. Thankfully, no fatalities or major injuries have been reported from two separate incidents that occurred last week.  According to the Northwest Avalanche Center, the first incident involved four skiers thrown...
Mazama: March 1, 2017

Mazama: March 1, 2017

By Mandi Donohue I’ve been working through an incredible book called “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron over the past six months — an amazing Bible for any creative. Something she does in her book is ask a lot of questions about what you were interested in as a child and what you wanted to be when you...
Winthrop: March 1, 2017

Winthrop: March 1, 2017

By Ashley Lodato If you spend every Monday and Wednesday evening doing back flips, aerials and kips, you’re probably one of the three young gymnasts who travel to Wenatchee twice a week for gymnastics training. Amelia Bondi (12), Jess Dinham (13) and Gabby Studen (11) are part of the Apple Valley Gymnastics team of competitive...
Twisp: March 1, 2107

Twisp: March 1, 2107

By Sarah Schrock Congressman Dan Newhouse’s neglect to hold open forums during last week’s congressional recess stirred a fire in local political organizers, and citizens showed up. Eager to make their opinions acknowledged by the Congressman, participants packed the gymnasium at the community center.  The town hall meeting, not be confused with actual Town Hall...