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Three Rivers, North Valley hospitals consider proposal to share CEO

Three Rivers, North Valley hospitals consider proposal to share CEO

Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster and North Valley Hospital in Tonasket are close to an agreement under which Three Rivers CEO Scott Graham will take over administration of both hospitals. According to a press release from Three Rivers, the agreement is subject to ratification by the North Valley board of directors on July 12. The...
LBHS Honor Roll

LBHS Honor Roll

Following is the Liberty Bell Junior/Senior High School honor roll for the second semester of the 2017-18 school year. The following students earned a 4.0 grade-point average: Seniors: Cade Quigley Juniors: Nicholas Fitzmaurice, Owen Gitchos, Sam Neitlich, Emerson Worrell Sophomores: Haley Dammann, Novie McCabe, Ali Palm, Gretta Scholz, Maya Sheely Freshmen: Liv Aspholm, Keeley Brooks,...
Cove again seeks sponsors for ‘Friday Food Program’

Cove again seeks sponsors for ‘Friday Food Program’

The Cove has launched its annual fundraising campaign to generate sponsors for the “Friday Food Program” that provides Methow Valley School District students in need of food during the school year weekends. The Cove is seeking 120 individual, corporate and/or organizational sponsors for the program. The cost to sponsor one child for the entire school...
Runway rehabilitation completed at Methow Valley State Airport

Runway rehabilitation completed at Methow Valley State Airport

Methow Valley State Airport has a new runway after a 45-day temporary closure to rehabilitate the 22-year-old pavement. The newly paved runway opened July 3 in time to avoid interfering with anticipated fire season activities of the U.S. Forest Service’s North Cascades Smokejumper Base, which operates out of the airport. Work on the $5 million...
Coon is WWRC award winner

Coon is WWRC award winner

Methow Valley resident Maggie Coon has been named this year’s recipient of the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition’s (WWRC) Thomas Award, which recognizes significant, long-term contributions to conservation and preservation in the state. Coon, a founder and current president of the Methow Valley Citizens Council and a former chair of the WWRC, is being honored...
Restoration and repairs to close some USFS recreation areas this summer

Restoration and repairs to close some USFS recreation areas this summer

Some popular locations in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will be temporarily closed or have crews doing restoration and repair work this summer. Forest officials advise visitors of the following changes and projects: • An extreme windstorm on June 25 blew down thousands of trees across the Methow Valley and Tonasket Ranger Districts, according to Shannon...
Donation extends Wagner Pool’s season to Labor Day

Donation extends Wagner Pool’s season to Labor Day

The Town of Twisp had planned to close the Wagner Memorial Pool two weeks earlier than usual this year due to budget constraints, but a donor has offered to provide funding to keep it open until the Labor Day weekend, when it typically closes for the season. Sarah Schrock, representing Friends of the Pool, told...
Groundbreaking surgical procedure extends Ed Ward’s life

Groundbreaking surgical procedure extends Ed Ward’s life

There were a couple of weeks last fall, after being diagnosed with heart failure, when Ed Ward couldn’t sleep at night. “I couldn’t breathe when I laid down. And I was afraid I wouldn’t wake up,” Ward said. “I had pretty much given up the ghost in October. I thought I wasn’t going to make it.”...
Awana marks 40 years of activity in the Methow Valley

Awana marks 40 years of activity in the Methow Valley

Awana, a global, nonprofit ministry for ages 2 to 18 that actively involves parents and church leaders, recently celebrated 40 years in the Methow. The local Awana was started in 1978 at Cascade Bible Church (then called Calvary Baptist Church). Dave Schulz was the first commander of AWANA and was succeeded by Jim McMillan, Paul Nash,...
Septic variance application being reviewed by county

Septic variance application being reviewed by county

Okanogan County Public Health is reviewing the application for a variance that would allow the owner of a recreational cabin in the Cottenwood Lane development on the Chewuch River to use a holding-tank sewage system for temporary use (less than 60 days per year). This is one of several properties in the Cottenwood Lane area...