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Local libraries offering nature exploration backpacks for kids

Local libraries offering nature exploration backpacks for kids

Kids interested in getting an up-close view of nature — with binoculars, a magnifying glass, and identification cards and a nature book to help explain what they’ve found — can get a backpack of supplies for free from the local library. North Central Regional Library is expanding its backpack program to the entire library system after testing it in...
Manger Mall, Neighbors Helping Neighbors information

Manger Mall, Neighbors Helping Neighbors information

Two traditional Methow Valley programs are gearing up their volunteer efforts to make the holidays happier for local residents. Here’s information about how to take part, or to help out: Methow Valley Manger Mall Preregistration is required and registration forms are distributed at all the local schools or at The Cove in Twisp during normal...
Get in the Halloween spirit with community activities

Get in the Halloween spirit with community activities

Friday, Oct. 26 Halloween party Costume contest, dancing to a “killer” DJ, beer and cider, tasty eats from a food truck, Jell-O syringes, and raffle prizes when the Twisp Valley Grange is transformed into a spooky palace. All proceeds support the Okanogan Open Roads Coalition. Admission: $10 (21 and over only) Twisp Valley Grange 8...
Manger Mall, Neighbors Helping Neighbors efforts launching soon

Manger Mall, Neighbors Helping Neighbors efforts launching soon

Two traditional Methow Valley programs are gearing up their volunteer efforts to make the holidays happier for local residents. Here’s information about how to take part, or to help out: Manger Mall Parents or guardians from Mazama to Methow who need assistance providing holiday gifts for their children can pre-register and then purchase one new...
Lack of caregivers for the elderly a community issue

Lack of caregivers for the elderly a community issue

Lack of caregivers and reluctance to ask for help are among challenges facing elderly residents — and organizations working to assist them — in the Methow Valley. Representatives of six local organizations met recently for a wide-ranging discussion of how they each work to assist the valley’s older residents, and how they can work together. The conversation returned repeatedly to...
Jessica Kulsrud named state Adult Family Home Caregiver of the Year

Jessica Kulsrud named state Adult Family Home Caregiver of the Year

Jamie’s Place employee Jessica Kulsrud was recently named Washington State Adult Family Home Caregiver of the Year, by the Adult Family Home Council.
Don Reddington dies at Wenatchee hospital

Don Reddington dies at Wenatchee hospital

Don Reddington, whose courageous public efforts to bring more attention to Alzheimer’s disease were chronicled in the “Living With Alzheimer’s” publication in 2016, died on Tuesday morning (Oct. 2), his wife, Ginger said. “Don passed away peacefully at 10:08 a.m. today at Central Washington Hospital. His family was at his side,” Ginger said in an...
Connecting community with Native knowledge

Connecting community with Native knowledge

Visitors to the Methow Valley Interpretive Center this summer may have had the pleasure of meeting a new face. Sandra Warriors Pistol Bullet, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, completed an internship at the center and worked as a docent. She is the first participant in a new partnership between the Colville...
House work

House work

The first five homes in the Methow Housing Trust’s Canyon Street Neighborhood in Twisp are taking shape, and will be ready for occupancy by late winter or early spring next year. The homes are being built to fulfill the housing trust’s mission to provide homes that people earning 60 to 100 percent of the area...
Thrasher resigns from Twisp council

Thrasher resigns from Twisp council

Ashley Thrasher, who was appointed to the Twisp Town Council in February, has resigned from the council because she has moved outside of Twisp town boundaries. Thrasher was appointed to a seat previously held by Josh Thomson, who chose to leave the council due to work and family demands. The Town Council will need to...