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COMMUNITY NEWS
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...
Record number of species in Christmas bird count

Record number of species in Christmas bird count

The Methow Valley’s annual Christmas bird count on Dec.14 drew 43 observers who counted a total of 3,351 individual birds representing a record 72 species, including a never-before-seen trumpeter swan, according to organizer Juliet Rhodes. Rhodes said that all of the 19 species that have been observed every year since the first count in 1988...
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...
Room One needs help with remodeling projects

Room One needs help with remodeling projects

Room One is looking for volunteers to help with interior remodeling during February and March at its building on Lincoln Street in Twisp. The remodeling is designed to create more spaces for staff to meet privately with clients, as well as offices for staff and better access to Room One services, said Adrianne Moore, outreach...
Methow At Home survey gauges interest in a ‘virtual retirement village’

Methow At Home survey gauges interest in a ‘virtual retirement village’

By Laurelle Walsh

The nine-person steering committee that’s working to get the valley’s “virtual retirement village” — Methow at Home — off the ground, would like people to complete a survey to help them determine whether the “Village” concept will work in the Methow Valley. “This is not something that we’ve invented,” said committee member…

Taxable business property lists due

Taxable business property lists due

The annual itemized list of personal property used in a business, ranch or farm is due to the Okanogan County assessor. State law requires all businesses to submit a list of all taxable personal property as of Jan. 1, including desks and chairs, computers, display cases, camera security systems, furniture used in nightly rentals, farm...
Take part in a communications survey

Take part in a communications survey

A group of students at the Evergreen State College who are pursuing masters of public administration degrees are working on a case study of communication during the Carlton Complex wildfires this past summer. As a part of the research, the students are asking residents of the Methow how they communicated during the fires and related...
MLK Jr. Day celebration at high school

MLK Jr. Day celebration at high school

Liberty Bell High School is sponsoring a celebration, presentation and panel discussions on Wednesday (Jan. 14) in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day for students and interested community members. The goals of the MLK Day (celebrated on Jan. 19) event are to honor the legacy of King and to support individual and shared responsibilities...
Community briefs: Jan. 7, 2015

Community briefs: Jan. 7, 2015

Community School celebrates national school choice week Methow Valley Community School in Twisp will host a free event on Jan. 28 to celebrate National School Choice Week. The event, which begins at 5 p.m. and is open to the public, will feature an exhibition of what students are learning about living in a fire dependent ecosystem....
Open house about supportive services for county veterans

Open house about supportive services for county veterans

New resources to help veterans with housing and to provide other supportive services are now available in Okanogan County. The new program is made possible by funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs for Okanogan County Community Action Council and HopeSource. The Supportive Services for Veteran Families program works to prevent veterans and their families...