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Community School adds kindergarten, teacher

Community School adds kindergarten, teacher

The Methow Valley Community School in Twisp will add kindergarten and expand its primary grades crew for the 2016-17 school year, Executive Director Crystal Bacon announced recently. “The interest in enrolling kindergarteners and a large number of first- and second-graders was high enough for us to need to add a new teacher,” Bacon said. Bacon...
Burn ban roundup: WDFW, DNR, county

Burn ban roundup: WDFW, DNR, county

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is restricting fires and other activities as of last Friday (July 1) on agency-managed lands in eastern Washington. Clay Sprague, manager of the WDFW Lands Division, said the department is taking steps to reduce the risk of fire in its wildlife areas and access areas. Restrictions on...
Still time to support Reddington Project

Still time to support Reddington Project

Thanks to the remarkable generosity of many people, the fundraising drive to support publication of Living With Alzheimer’s: the Don Reddington Project has generated impressive support. The Methow Valley News plans to publish a magazine-style compilation of the eight articles that Don wrote for the newspaper last year about facing Alzheimer’s and its implications, plus an...
Students: June 22, 2016

Students: June 22, 2016

Scholarship winners Tabitha Bergevin-Krumme and David Dinsmore III are recipients of the Methow Valley Fly Fishers 2016 Al Green Fisheries Enhancement Scholarship. Bergevin-Krumme is a 2015 graduate of Liberty Bell High School who attends Western Washington University, where she is pursuing a degree in chemistry and advanced studies in oceanography. Dinsmore, a 2014 Liberty Bell...
The adventure of a lifetime

The adventure of a lifetime

The Pacific Biodiversity Institute in Winthrop and the North Cascades Basecamp near Mazama recently hosted 13 students between the ages of 18 and 26 from Austria, Spain, Canada and several U.S. states for four weeks, for an intensive Conservation Science and Leadership Course. One of the students wrote the attached article about the experience, which...
Tommy’s Bench

Tommy’s Bench

A cozy friendship bench, its two seats angled toward each other to encourage conversation, was unveiled at the elementary school concert assembly on Thursday (June 2). The bench, a collaborative project between Methow Valley Elementary School fifth-graders and  …
TwispWorks fills new position of  economic development coordinator

TwispWorks fills new position of  economic development coordinator

Hannah McIntosh has been hired to fill the newly created role of economic development coordinator at TwispWorks. The position was made possible through a grant from Methow Valley Long Term Recovery (MVLTR). McIntosh will focus on identifying and implementing opportunities for economic recovery and resilience in the Methow Valley in response to the 2014-2015 wildfires,...
Methow At Home winning logo

Methow At Home winning logo

Paul Smith is the winner of Methow At Home’s logo design contest. Smith’s submission was selected from among 28 entries, according to Methow At Home coordinator Deirdre Cassidy. “Paul’s design was chosen because it represents what the organization does — help members continue to live in their own homes as long as possible,” Cassidy said. Smith received...
Solitary journey

Solitary journey

Long-distance horseback rider Bernice Ende sees the landscape and its people up-close By Ann McCreary When she talks about her experience as a “long rider,” traveling 28,000 miles by horseback across North America, Bernice Ende seems incredulous about the life she has lived for the past 12 years. “I never in my life thought I...
A lasting legacy

A lasting legacy

Ellis Fink spent much of life on horseback, and was known to take extraordinary care of his stock. His sterling reputation as a trail crew leader, backcountry packer and recreation facilities manager was built on nearly 40 years of experience in the Methow Valley’s most rugged reaches. His contributions to the twice-annual Methow Valley Rodeo are...