Today is Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2017

COMMUNITY NEWS
Reddingtons plan motorcycle trip for Alzheimer’s awareness

Reddingtons plan motorcycle trip for Alzheimer’s awareness

Donni Reddington, the daughter of Don and Ginger Reddington, is planning a 10-day motorcycle trip around Washington state with her dad this summer to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, and she’s looking for help with expenses. Donni Reddington has created a gofundme.com account — www.gofundme.com/ride4alzheimers — to help support the trip. Don Reddington was the subject of “Living With...
‘Era of Megafires’ to be shown in Twisp

‘Era of Megafires’ to be shown in Twisp

The Methow Conservancy, North 40 Productions and the Okanogan Conservation District will host a multi-media presentation, “The Era of Megafires,” on Feb. 28 at the Methow Valley Community Center gym in Twisp. The free program begins at 7 p.m. “The Era of Megafires” is a 70-minute, multi-media, traveling presentation hosted by Dr. Paul Hessburg, who...
Winthrop Chamber of Commerce supports mining restrictions in upper Methow Valley

Winthrop Chamber of Commerce supports mining restrictions in upper Methow Valley

The Winthrop Chamber of Commerce is supporting protection of more than 340,000 acres of U. S. Forest Service land in the upper Methow Valley from future mining. The chamber has passed a resolution of support for a 20-year mineral withdrawal, which would prevent mining activities on federal land in the upper valley during that period....
Community school begins search for new director

Community school begins search for new director

The Methow Valley Community School is recruiting a new director since the departure of Crystal Bacon earlier this month. Bacon had been the school’s executive director for two-and-a-half years. Bacon played a critical role in the development and success of the school, including expanding the student body, augmenting the teaching staff from two part-time to...
Methow Valley mathletes rule

Methow Valley mathletes rule

Methow Valley Elementary School sixth-graders won first place at the Regional Math is Cool Competition in Wenatchee on Friday (Feb. 3). Coached by Harold Sheley, with support from assistant coaches Keri Miles, Sebastian Hogness, Nate Hirsch and Colin Waichler, Methow Valley ran exponentially away from the competition. Each of the three Methow Valley Elementary teams...
Bastian, Gilbertsen named to TwispWorks Foundation board

Bastian, Gilbertsen named to TwispWorks Foundation board

The TwispWorks Foundation has added valley residents Jane Gilbertsen and Joanna Bastian to its board of directors. Gilbertsen is a retired attorney and long-time Methow Valley resident who has been active in philanthropy and supporting important causes impacting the people and places of the valley, according to a foundation press release. After 20 years of...
County commissioners join in choosing Shelly Short for state Senate opening

County commissioners join in choosing Shelly Short for state Senate opening

The Okanogan County commissioners joined their counterparts from four other eastern Washington counties in unanimously electing Shelly Short (R-Addy) to replace Brian Dansel (R-Republic) for the state Senate on Monday (Jan. 30). Short will represent the 7th District, which includes …
Danica Ready appointed to state Recreation and Conservation board

Danica Ready appointed to state Recreation and Conservation board

Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Danica Ready, a program manager for Methow Trails, as one of two new members on the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board. The board awards about $250 million in grants statewide every biennium for the development of parks, trails, boating facilities and other outdoor recreation opportunities and for the...
Slots left in Conservancy’s conservation course

Slots left in Conservancy’s conservation course

There are still a few spots left in the Methow Conservancy’s 13th annual conservation course, “The Life and Times of Methow Mammals,” which begins Feb. 6. This year’s course will provide an overview of every family of mammals found here while exploring select groups and species of significant conservation or ecological interest in more detail,...
Cory-Radwick wedding

Cory-Radwick wedding

On Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, Clare Cory, daughter of Robin Cory and Carl Nichols, all of Bozeman, Montana, married Tanner Radwick, son to Todd and Navis Radwick, all of Winthrop. Tanner and Clare will be remaining in Bozeman, where they both work for Ressler Toyota.