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COMMUNITY NEWS
Community briefs: Dec. 3, 2014

Community briefs: Dec. 3, 2014

This week: Sign up for Manger Mall, Neighbors Helping Neighbors and Community Foundation grant for Manger Mall
Come together in thanks

Come together in thanks

When electricity was still not restored to the church on Wednesday night, volunteer coordinator Judy Tonseth made the decision to move meal preparations to the Methow Valley Senior Center the next morning. Tonseth and 11 other volunteers served dinner to over 100 people between noon and 4 p.m. “We were very grateful to be able...
Valley Teen Center, in its third year, looks to expand services

Valley Teen Center, in its third year, looks to expand services

By Ann McCreary

Each Friday afternoon the Valley Teen Center at TwispWorks opens its doors to local youth, offering a safe, supervised place to hang out for the evening. Now in its third year, the Teen Center serves about …

Winthrop honors volunteer contributions

Winthrop honors volunteer contributions

The Town of Winthrop honored local citizens, businesses and organizations that made exemplary volunteer efforts in the community during the past year at an event on Nov. 13. Certificates of appreciation were awarded to: • Individuals: Anne Acheson, Scott Alexander, Dave Allen, Ardis Bynum, Vicki Caldwell, Jill Calvert, Art Campbell, Hazel Culpsmith, Ruby Culpsmith, Curtis...
Community briefs: Nov. 26, 2014

Community briefs: Nov. 26, 2014

Christmas tree sales in Twisp The annual Christmas tree sale in the Hank’s Harvest Foods parking lot gets underway on Saturday (Nov. 29) and will continue daily from 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. until Christmas Eve “or we run out of trees,” according to project coordinator Larry Smith. Prices will be the same as last year, with...
Wildlife expert highlights Conservancy’s annual holiday event

Wildlife expert highlights Conservancy’s annual holiday event

The Methow Conservancy’s annual year-end community program and social on Dec. 9 at the Winthrop Barn will feature renowned ecologist, filmmaker and TV host Chris Morgan. Morgan has spent over 20 years immersing himself among the wildlife of every continent. He has hosted TV productions for PBS, National Geographic Television, BBC, and the Discovery Channel,...
Twisp approves 2015 tax levies

Twisp approves 2015 tax levies

The Twisp Town Council has approved 1-percent increases in the property tax levies for the Town of Twisp and for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) district. Aero Methow Rescue Service contracts with the EMS district to provide emergency medical care in Twisp. The EMS levy generated $43,882 in revenue this year. The dollar amount of...
New radio station broadcasting from Winthrop

New radio station broadcasting from Winthrop

By Laurelle Walsh
A new, low-power radio station, KTRJ-LP 93.7 FM, is now broadcasting 24 hours a day, seven days a week from a studio at the home of David, Julie and Kaity Corrigan in the Twin Lakes area of Winthrop. Radios in the vicinity …
Remember those who struggle

Remember those who struggle

By Rikki Schwab, Winthrop Marshal
As we go into the holiday season it is important to remember that not everyone is thankful for their personal situations. As we give thanks for the many things we have this month, it’s important to remember that there are …

Housing and job help for Okanogan County veterans

Housing and job help for Okanogan County veterans

Two new programs have been launched to help veterans with housing and jobs — and to make it easier for vets to receive social and health-care services in Okanogan County so that they don’t have to travel long distances for these programs. HopeSource is a new program that will be coordinated by Okanogan County Community Action Council...