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USFS targets invasive plant infestations

USFS targets invasive plant infestations

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to treat 16,281 acres on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest that have invasive plant infestations, according to a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) released last week. The Forest Service also…
'49er Days Grand Marshal and Lady have history on their side

’49er Days Grand Marshal and Lady have history on their side

When Clayton and Lauralee Northcott ascend to the throne — or, more aptly, the saddle — as this year’s ’49er Days Grand Marshal and Lady, they will bring prodigious connections to the valley and the 71st annual ’49er Days celebration itself. The ’49er Days have been an annual event since Clayton was a toddler, and he …
Love of valley inspires '49er Days junior royalty

Love of valley inspires ’49er Days junior royalty

Grateful to call the Methow Valley home, this year’s ’49er Days junior royalty say they welcome the opportunity to give back to their community by participating in the annual celebration of the valley’s history and culture. The committee that selects the junior royalty hadn’t intended to choose four young people, but…
Hitch your weekend to a full slate of '49er Days activities

Hitch your weekend to a full slate of ’49er Days activities

The North Cascades Highway is open, summer-like weather is showing up early, and downtown Winthrop is fully primed for the 71st annual ’49er Days celebration this weekend. Many of the events will reflect directly on the Methow Valley’s pioneer heritage; others are just plain fun. It’s a great opportunity to express your inner cowboy or cowgirl — no...
Pony Club teaches the basics of horsemanship to young equestrians

Pony Club teaches the basics of horsemanship to young equestrians

Monday afternoons at Bear Creek Equestrian Center welcome Methow Valley’s own chapter of the U.S. Pony Club. New to the Methow Valley, the Pony Club is a co-ed, membership-based organization originally from the United Kingdom. Headed by Keelyn Roman, the local chapter teaches …
Community meeting set to discuss affordable housing project for valley

Community meeting set to discuss affordable housing project for valley

Methow Valley Long Term Recovery (MVLTR) will partner with several other local organizations in hosting a community “listening session” on May 19 to discuss an effort to provide affordable housing in the valley. The meeting will be from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Methow Valley Senior Center in Twisp. Housing affordability and availability are the focus...
Twisp River Pub celebrates Cinco de Mayo despite fire damage

Twisp River Pub celebrates Cinco de Mayo despite fire damage

Not to be deterred by a fire that caused extensive damage, the still-closed Twisp River Pub will nonetheless continue a tradition by hosting a Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 5 at the Winthrop Barn, from 6 – 10 p.m. The event will feature music by Bootleg Sunshine and a Mexican buffet dinner. Cost is $10 for kids...
AmeriCorps crew settles in at TwispWorks

AmeriCorps crew settles in at TwispWorks

A dozen AmeriCorps members are hard at work at TwispWorks as part of an eight-week stay in Washington. Officially called an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team, the members come from all over the country and range from 18-25 years old. For most, it is their first time in Washington. The group is …
Celebrate with The Cove on their 18th anniversary

Celebrate with The Cove on their 18th anniversary

The Cove will celebrate its 18th anniversary with an open house on April 21, with free hot dogs and desserts at the food bank on Glover Street in Twisp. The event is from noon-4 p.m. “Come in for a free meal and say hello,” Executive Director Glenn Schmekel said. During its 18th year of operation,...
Farmers Market opens on Saturday in Twisp

Farmers Market opens on Saturday in Twisp

The first Methow Valley Farmers Market of the year is on Saturday (April 9) in the parking lot at the Methow Valley Community Center on Highway 20 in Twisp, from 9 a.m. to noon. Locally grown food, and locally made arts and crafts, and local musicians are featured at the weekly market, which runs through...