Today is Thursday, Apr. 23, 2015

COMMUNITY NEWS
‘Living with Fire’ presentation in Tonasket

‘Living with Fire’ presentation in Tonasket

The Okanogan Highlands Alliance will present “Living with Fire,” a program on fire ecology, history and management in the region, on May 1 at the Community Cultural Center (CCC) of Tonasket. Presenting will be Jason Llewellyn and Dale Swedberg. Llewellyn has been a primary wildland firefighter for 18 years with the U.S. Forest Service. Swedberg...
Trivia Night a test of memory and accumulated knowledge

Trivia Night a test of memory and accumulated knowledge

Trivia Night, a fundraiser for the Public School Funding Alliance, will take place Monday (April 27) at the Twisp River Pub. Spectators are welcome to watch the competitors. The cost is $20, which includes dinner and answer forms to play along with the competing teams. A cash bar will be available. Doors open at 5...
Accumulated wisdom

Accumulated wisdom

The annual over-80 luncheon drew a good crowd of celebrants to the tropical climes of the Methow Valley Senior Center on Friday. In the photo: Jim Parrish, Howard Brewer, Dick Rohde, Ruth Dahlin, Ross Barnard, Lois Chavey, Betty Magnuson, Verleigh Schachtschneider, Al Ames, Rudy Peterson, Dick Anderson. Seated …
Mushroom harvesting permits now available

Mushroom harvesting permits now available

Permits are now on sale for commercial harvesting of mushrooms from the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Permits will be sold at local ranger stations and the U.S. Forest Service headquarters office. Areas where commercial harvesting of mushrooms may occur include portions of the national forest burned in the Carlton Complex Fire in the Methow Valley Ranger...
Celebrate 17 years with The Cove

Celebrate 17 years with The Cove

The Cove, the downtown Twisp institution that provides a food bank and so much more, will celebrate its 17 anniversary with an open house on April 30 from noon-4 p.m. Hot dogs and desserts will be served and everyone is invited, said Executive Director Glenn Schmekel. The Cove’s programs, in addition to its weekly food...
Community briefs: April 22, 2015

Community briefs: April 22, 2015

Lamprey film at pub The Lost Fish, a film about the oldest known fish in the Columbia River system, the Pacific lamprey, will be screened this evening (April 22) at the Twisp River Pub. The free even, sponsored by the Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group, begins at 7 p.m.; a $10 buffet dinner will be...
A walk down Winthrop’s historic Riverside Avenue

A walk down Winthrop’s historic Riverside Avenue

It was part history lesson, part reminiscence and part proselytizing on Thursday (April 9) when John Lester and Larry Higbee talked about the early days of Winthrop’s Westernization in front of a full house at the Winthrop Barn.
Community briefs: April 15, 2015

Community briefs: April 15, 2015

Bricks still available For a limited time, it will cost you only $40 (rather than $50) to order a brick to be installed in the community garden at the Methow Valley Community Center, as the fundraising effort enters its second phase. The first phase is completed and the bricks can be seen at the garden....
Help clean up the valley during Earth Week 2015

Help clean up the valley during Earth Week 2015

Earth Day is coming up next week on April 22, so Methow Recycles has designated April 18 – 25 as “Earth Week” to encourage everyone to help clean up one little corner of the community.
LBHS students learn about recycling, landfill processes

LBHS students learn about recycling, landfill processes

Thirty-nine Liberty Bell High School science students saw first-hand how and how much solid waste is handled in the Methow Valley on a March 31 field trip to Methow Recycles and the Okanogan County central landfill, according to a Methow Recycles press release. The field trip followed recycling-related lessons with Methow Recycles plant manager Susan...