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Community briefs: May 20, 2015

Community briefs: May 20, 2015

Cruise-In rolls into Twisp Cruise-In 2015, hosted by Methow Valley Motorheads, launches tonight (May 20) at Twisp Town Park beginning at 5:30 p.m. The free event features antique and classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. For more information, call (509) 341-4255 or (509) 860-1610. Other Cruise-Ins will be held on June 17 at River Bend RV...
Why police wear all that gear as part of their uniform

Why police wear all that gear as part of their uniform

In the last several months I have discussed all sorts of issues that are faced by law enforcement, but also involve situations experienced by the citizens. An aspect of police work is that a lot of people question how we handle situations, our uniform attire, or even …
Grand opening for Shafer Museum on Sunday

Grand opening for Shafer Museum on Sunday

Although it has already been open for visitors this spring, the Shafer Museum in Winthrop will celebrate its official 2015 grand opening on Sunday (May 24). There will be music, demonstrations and some of the best cookies in town, museum volunteers promise. The museum is on Castle Avenue one block north of Riverside Avenue. It...
Winthrop still soliciting bids for old police vehicles

Winthrop still soliciting bids for old police vehicles

The Town of Winthrop’s surplused fleet of worn-out police vehicles hasn’t drawn enough bidders, and the town will lower the minimum bids in an attempt to empty its used car lot. While the town recently sold a 2005 Ford Explorer (128,964 miles), it received no bids on a 2002 Dodge Durango (123,546 miles) that has...
Participants wanted for research on social impacts of wildfire

Participants wanted for research on social impacts of wildfire

Researchers studying the social impacts of wildfires will be in the area later this month to talk to people about their experiences during the Carlton Complex Fire. The University of Idaho researchers are interested in how people made decisions about evacuation and other matters during the emergency. They will also look at long-term recovery. They...
Little Star school puts on the Ritz for fundraising dinner, auction at Winthrop Barn on Saturday

Little Star school puts on the Ritz for fundraising dinner, auction at Winthrop Barn on Saturday

“Puttin’ on the Ritz” is the theme of Little Star Montesorri School’s fundraising dinner and auction on Saturday (May 16) at the Winthrop Barn. Tickets for the 1920s-themed event are $35 and must be purchased in advance at the school or at brownpapertickets.com. Tables for eight may be reserved. Costumes are encouraged. The dinner will...
Community briefs: May 13, 2015

Community briefs: May 13, 2015

Eat and shop in Mazama Bring your appetite and shopper’s sharp eye to the Mazama Community Club’s pancake breakfast and flea market on May 23 from 8 a.m.-noon. Cost of the breakfast is $6, or free for children 5 and under. For information about the breakfast or to volunteer as a helper, call 996-7897. If...
Winthrop Market back for another season of arts, crafts, food, flowers and more

Winthrop Market back for another season of arts, crafts, food, flowers and more

The Winthrop Market is gearing up for another season in Mack Lloyd Park. It opens on Memorial Day weekend — May 24 this year — and continues through Labor Day. The open-air market, which runs every Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., is getting stronger every year, according to marketmaster Jim Neupert.
Carlton resident injured in accident on Highway 20

Carlton resident injured in accident on Highway 20

A Carlton resident was injured Friday (May 1) in a two-car accident just east of Winthrop. According to a Washington State Patrol report, Charity D. Gibson, 44, of Carlton, was driving eastbound on Highway 20 about a mile east of Winthrop at about 7:15 p.m. when she stopped her SUV to let a deer cross...
Metal drive a big success for Methow Recycles

Metal drive a big success for Methow Recycles

Methow Recycles staged another successful metal drive last weekend, with 219 visitors donating 64 tons of recoverable scrap metal on Saturday and Sunday, according to Executive Director Betsy Cushman. Scrap metal brought to the drive will be sold and remade into new products, with proceeds helping fund Methow Recycles programs to promote waste reduction, materials...