Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

COMMUNITY NEWS
End of an era

End of an era

Dan Foussard, Jesse Davis and Chris Zahn pried boards and sheet metal off the Town of Winthrop’s 1940s-era Bluff Street shop on Saturday. Foussard, who bid $253 to dismantle the building and haul everything away, described the lumber as “absolutely gorgeous. I scored really good on it.” Although he doesn’t have definite plans for the...

Honor roll

Marian G. Tannehill of Winthrop, a sophomore at Oregon State University, has been named to the scholastic honor roll for the winter term. Laura Miller of Carlton, Krysten Port of Twisp and Tabitha Bergevin-Krumme have been named to the dean’s list at Wenatchee Valley Community College for the winter quarter. Morgan Tate of Carlton, Abilene...

Community briefs: April 19, 2014

This week, you're invited to Join the parade for Winthrop's '49er Day and see how much Twisp likes its trees

Got plastic? You can recycle more of it now

Methow Recycles and WasteWise are now able to recycle a much wider variety of plastic products as well as milk, juice and soup boxes. “The most frequently heard question from Methow Recycles’ customers is, ‘why can’t I recycle my yogurt tubs, lettuce boxes and milk cartons,’” said Susan Ernsdorff, plant manager for Methow Recycles. Now...
Start studying: Trivia Night is coming

Start studying: Trivia Night is coming

The Methow Valley Public School Funding Alliance’s annual Trivia Night fundraiser will be on April 28 at the Twisp River Pub, with doors opening at 5 p.m. for social time and dinner and the intense competition beginning at 6 p.m. Participants compete in teams of four in three rounds of written questions about a wide...
Community briefs: April 9, 2014

Community briefs: April 9, 2014

This week: Easter egg hunts at Omak and Pearrygin, Pick up litter for Earth Week, Community Center invites you to shop the Bee-Cause Re-Purpose Exposition, Clean up at Mazama, Big sale at Little Star, Fiber Fest at fairgrounds in Okanogan, and Lots of pancakes at Mazama Community Club's World Famous Pancake Breakfast.
Senior news: April 9, 2014

Senior news: April 9, 2014

By Susie Heller
It’s on to the next event at the Senior Center. We party girls just can’t seem to stop planning things for you. Last week was full of fun. Friday was dance day with the Hottell Band. They are the best. A large contingent of folks from Okanogan danced with us again. Sid even shared...
Showing up for Room One

Showing up for Room One

Room One staffer Erin Flahive described her experiences in assisting Methow Valley residents to sign up for health care insurance during a gathering at the Lost River Winery tasting room in Seattle on March 27. Room One, the nonprofit social services agency in Twisp, hosted the event, which drew more than 40 “Methow friends and...
Conservancy names new board members

Conservancy names new board members

The Methow Conservancy has added three new members to its board of directors: • Gordy Reynaud, who is returning to the board after a one-year hiatus. Reynaud taught for 18 years at Liberty Bell High School. He and his wife, Adrian, own a seasonal wildland fire-fighting business in the Methow Valley. • Peter Bauer, who spent...
Job and Resource Fair to match employers with job-seekers

Job and Resource Fair to match employers with job-seekers

By Don Nelson
More than 20 local and regional employers, plus several organizations that can provide help for …