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Jessica Kulsrud named state Adult Family Home Caregiver of the Year

Jessica Kulsrud named state Adult Family Home Caregiver of the Year

Jamie’s Place employee Jessica Kulsrud was recently named Washington State Adult Family Home Caregiver of the Year, by the Adult Family Home Council.
Don Reddington dies at Wenatchee hospital

Don Reddington dies at Wenatchee hospital

Don Reddington, whose courageous public efforts to bring more attention to Alzheimer’s disease were chronicled in the “Living With Alzheimer’s” publication in 2016, died on Tuesday morning (Oct. 2), his wife, Ginger said. “Don passed away peacefully at 10:08 a.m. today at Central Washington Hospital. His family was at his side,” Ginger said in an...
Connecting community with Native knowledge

Connecting community with Native knowledge

Visitors to the Methow Valley Interpretive Center this summer may have had the pleasure of meeting a new face. Sandra Warriors Pistol Bullet, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, completed an internship at the center and worked as a docent. She is the first participant in a new partnership between the Colville...
House work

House work

The first five homes in the Methow Housing Trust’s Canyon Street Neighborhood in Twisp are taking shape, and will be ready for occupancy by late winter or early spring next year. The homes are being built to fulfill the housing trust’s mission to provide homes that people earning 60 to 100 percent of the area...
Thrasher resigns from Twisp council

Thrasher resigns from Twisp council

Ashley Thrasher, who was appointed to the Twisp Town Council in February, has resigned from the council because she has moved outside of Twisp town boundaries. Thrasher was appointed to a seat previously held by Josh Thomson, who chose to leave the council due to work and family demands. The Town Council will need to...
Water system work, repaving nears completion in Twisp

Water system work, repaving nears completion in Twisp

Work is wrapping up on a $1.2 million street and water system upgrade in the northeast part of Twisp. The “Downtown Improvement Project” began in early July, replacing 80-year-old water lines with larger pipes to improve water pressure and fire flow, and repaving streets near the town center. The water system upgrade also includes new automated...
LBHS grad Olivia Bowers commissioned in U.S. Air Force as second lieutenant

LBHS grad Olivia Bowers commissioned in U.S. Air Force as second lieutenant

Olivia Bowers, a 2014 graduate of Liberty Bell High School, has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. She recently graduated with a major in criminal justice, and minors in political science and aerospace, from Washington State University, where she participated in the ROTC program. Bowers was sworn in by Hank...
Underground movement

Underground movement

When Ken White was diagnosed with cancer in 1992, he made it clear that when he passed away he wanted nothing to do with any morticians or embalming fluids and chemicals. White was a lifelong Methow Valley resident and a passionate naturalist and environmentalist. For him, “dust to dust” was a phrase meant to be...
Donations sought to support Winthrop’s annual post-Thanksgiving fireworks show

Donations sought to support Winthrop’s annual post-Thanksgiving fireworks show

By Don Nelson Doug Mohre, the man behind Winthrop’s Thanksgiving weekend fireworks show for the past 15 years, is again asking for community support to stage the event. Mohre, recently retired as co-owner of Sheri’s Sweet Shoppe in Winthrop, said at last week’s Winthrop Chamber of Commerce meeting that he will be soliciting donations from...
Town, auditorium association reach Winthrop Barn operating agreement

Town, auditorium association reach Winthrop Barn operating agreement

By Don Nelson The Winthrop Town Council has signed off on agreement under which the Winthrop Auditorium Association will continue to operate the Winthrop Barn. Rick Northcott, president of the auditorium association, told the Town Council last week that the association’s board of directors is also prepared to approve the agreement. With both parties on...