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Twisp delays airport taxiway project to apply for more state funds

Twisp delays airport taxiway project to apply for more state funds

A project to build a new taxiway at the Twisp Municipal Airport will be delayed until 2020 to take advantage of new state grant opportunities, the Twisp council decided recently. Town officials had been planning to apply for a $250,000 grant from Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) this …
New website connects Methow Valley nonprofits, organizations with potential volunteers

New website connects Methow Valley nonprofits, organizations with potential volunteers

A new website, VolunteerMethow.org, was unveiled last week to make it easier for community members to get involved with local nonprofit and community organizations. The website was created by local software developers, working with the Methow Conservancy. All Methow Valley community groups are …
Candidate filing starts Monday for August primary ballot

Candidate filing starts Monday for August primary ballot

The filing period for candidates who want to appear on the Aug. 1 primary ballot begins Monday (May 15) and continues through May 19. All declaration-of-candidacy forms must be at the Okanogan County Auditor’s Office by 4:30 p.m. on May 19. For non-partisan offices that draw no candidates, there will be a special extended three-day...
Food vouchers for eligible seniors

Food vouchers for eligible seniors

Low-income seniors can once again apply for the Farmers Market Nutrition Program coordinated by Aging & Adult Care of Central Washington. Eligible seniors can apply for a $40 voucher to redeem at participating farmers markets and farm stores for fresh fruit, vegetables and honey. Program representatives will be in the Methow Valley on June 9,...

Earth Week-related activities continue through weekend

Methow Valley organizations will host several events this weekend to acknowledge Earth Week: March for clean air, water, public lands A community “people’s climate march” to celebrate clean air, clean water and public lands will be staged in Twisp on Saturday (April 29), starting at the Methow Valley Community Center at 3:30 p.m. and concluding...
Free firearm training via Sheriff’s Department

Free firearm training via Sheriff’s Department

Okanogan County residents can get free instruction in firearm safety and in basic and advanced firearm use from specially trained sheriff’s deputies. The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Department is offering an expanded schedule of classes this year, since the classes are very popular and fill up quickly. The Sheriff’s Department offers three hands-on classes: Essentials: The...
Several Earth Day (and Week) events planned around the valley

Several Earth Day (and Week) events planned around the valley

Methow Valley organizations will host several events on and around Earth Day (Saturday, April 22). Here’s a roundup of activities scheduled for this weekend and next weekend: Sprucing up Twisp The Twisp Parks and Rec Commission is organizing a town-wide cleanup on Saturday (April 22), starting at TwispWorks at 9 a.m. Bring work gloves and rakes...
Work up your appetite for another Bite of the Methow

Work up your appetite for another Bite of the Methow

The Bite Of the Methow, the annual community fundraiser hosted by the Winthrop Kiwanis, takes over the Winthrop Barn on Saturday (March 18), offering an array of foods prepared by local restaurants and providers. There will also be silent and live auctions to help raise funds for the community projects that Kiwanis supports. Steve Mitzner returns...
State Dept. of Ecology has summer jobs for high school students

State Dept. of Ecology has summer jobs for high school students

Want summer job? The state Department of Ecology is hiring 72 youths, ages 14 to 17, for six litter abatement crews in south-central Washington. Youth crews develop job skills, teamwork experience and safety awareness, and also receive environmental education. Candidates must be able to work outdoors and do physical labor, including walking 3 to 10...
Upcoming programs at the libraries

Upcoming programs at the libraries

Libraries are generally thought of as indoor spaces, but the North Central Regional Library is sponsoring a series of programs about the outdoors this spring. Wenatchee Valley College sociology professor Rich Brinkman will talk about life on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) at the Twisp library on March 30 at 6 p.m. Brinkman spent 150...