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Methodist Church offers child care when schools take day off

Methodist Church offers child care when schools take day off

To help parents of young children find child care when the public schools are not in session, the Methow Valley United Methodist Church is offering a “Kid Kamp” for children ages 2-½ through second grade. Child care will be provided at the church for the rest of the school year on days when school has...
Friends paint fond portrait of Brad Pinkerton

Friends paint fond portrait of Brad Pinkerton

The exuberantly creative life of musician, artist and all-around free spirit Brad Pinkerton was celebrated by more than 100 of his friends last week. “Brad made me feel welcome. He was appreciative, caring, playful, open-hearted and …
Conservancy hosts Bondis for program on travels in Tanzania

Conservancy hosts Bondis for program on travels in Tanzania

The Bondis are back. Steve and Kim Bondi, former owners of the North Cascades Basecamp near Mazama, have just returned (with their two kids, Amelia and Emmet) from a family adventure in Tanzania – and they will present the Methow Conversancy “First Tuesday” program next week (Jan. 10) at the Methow Valley Community Center in...
Take care – Methow Valley has unhealthy air

Take care – Methow Valley has unhealthy air

The Methow Valley Clean Air Project is asking for help. The Methow Valley is experiencing unusually unhealthy air recently, according to a press release from the Clean Air Project. Twisp and Carlton have been consistently in the “unhealthy” range. Unhealthy air has the most impact on: • hearts and lungs, especially people with pre-existing lung...
Winthrop Town Council signs off on multi-use trail through Rader Road area

Winthrop Town Council signs off on multi-use trail through Rader Road area

The Winthrop Town Council has endorsed the re-establishment of a non-motorized, multi-use trail extending west from Mack Lloyd Park to a point west of Rader Road, as proposed by the River Run Inn. Leia Hansen, representing the River Run Inn, sought the council’s agreement to allow the path to cross town property at a council meeting...
Stay busy for the rest of 2016 with a variety of year-end events

Stay busy for the rest of 2016 with a variety of year-end events

You can round out 2016 with entertainment options through the last day of the year and beyond. Here’s a look at what’s happening: Dec. 28: Pianist Lynette Westendorf and Friends in a free performance at 6:30 p.m. in the Sun Mountain Lodge lobby, presented by Cascadia Music. For information, call 997 – 0222. Dec. 29: Maggie Coon, Lynette...
Mazama parcel near Corral Trailhead improvements donated to Methow Trails

Mazama parcel near Corral Trailhead improvements donated to Methow Trails

Methow Trails announced this week that it has received a donation of a commercially zoned parcel of land, located in the Mazama core adjacent to the recently expanded Corral Trailhead, from Bill Percich and Monica Van Appel-Percich. “The Methow Valley has held a very special place in our hearts for over 25 years now. We...
Christmas services and events at Methow Valley churches

Christmas services and events at Methow Valley churches

• St. Genevieve’s Catholic Church, Twisp: Mass on Christmas Eve at 5 p.m. • Friendship Alliance Church, Winthrop: Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m.; Christmas Day service at 10 a.m. • Methow Valley United Methodist Church: “Blue Christmas” service on Dec. 21 at 6 p.m.; Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m.; Christmas Day breakfast at 8:30 a.m., service at 10 a.m....
Trail’s End, PSFA team up for book project

Trail’s End, PSFA team up for book project

Trail’s End Bookstore and Public School Funding Alliance (PSFA) are collaborating this holiday season in a gift-giving project that is all about books for students. Methow Valley Elementary School library resources are being updated and expanded with funding from PSFA. Through the partnership between Trail’s End Bookstore and PSFA, community members can help the library...
Farm Service Agency lists reporting dates

Farm Service Agency lists reporting dates

Farmers are asked to file timely reports about crops and land uses to ensure that Okanogan County remains eligible for Farm Service Agency (FSA) benefits. Some reporting dates have changed for 2017. The dates for Okanogan County are as follows: Dec.15, 2016: perennial forage, alfalfa seed, canola, peas and small grains planted between Aug. 15...