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‘Seed mob’ helps heal fire’s wounds

‘Seed mob’ helps heal fire’s wounds

By Ann McCreary
A mob with a mission gathered on a chilly morning last Saturday (Nov. 8) in the park by the Barn in Winthrop. About 100 volunteers answered a call from the Methow Conservancy to head to fire-scarred areas around the valley to scatter native grass seeds to help heal the wounds...
Health care in valley topic of Twisp Chamber meeting

Health care in valley topic of Twisp Chamber meeting

The continuing evolution of health care in the Methow Valley will be the topic at the Twisp Chamber of Commerce membership meeting on Nov. 13 at the Methow Valley Inn. The speakers will be Dr. Ann Diamond from Winthrop’s Country Clinic; Mike Hassing, CEO of Family Health Centers (the new owner of Methow Valley Family...
Community briefs: Nov. 5, 2014

Community briefs: Nov. 5, 2014

This week: Open house at Pacific Biodiversity; Meet transit general manager; Join a ‘seed mob’; Flora, fauna adapting to fire; Tonasket market moves inside; Spinners and Weavers sale and Parent support seminar
New rodeo royalty

New rodeo royalty

Makhala Fox has been crowned Methow Valley Rodeo queen 2015 and Mihayla Phillips will serve as princess. Three girls — 18-year- old Fox from Carlton, 15-year-old Phillips of Twisp, and 14-year-old Bailey Flagg of Benton City — tried out for the title in the chilly rain at the rodeo arena on Saturday. The girls rode a predetermined pattern for...
Community briefs: Oct. 29, 2014

Community briefs: Oct. 29, 2014

This week: Key Club collects for fire relief, Manger Mall potluck, work party and Learn about genealogy
Scary amount of stuff going on for Halloween

Scary amount of stuff going on for Halloween

Got your kids’ costumes figured out yet? Or your own? You only have until tonight (Oct. 31) to get it together, because it’s Halloween, and tricking and treating will be going on all over the valley. Twisp’s Burgar Street, ground zero for hundreds of trick-or-treaters who come to see the many extravagantly decorated homes (and fill their...
Community briefs: October 22, 2014

Community briefs: October 22, 2014

This week: Methow Recycles selling metal stuff, Carnival at Community Center, Fish, fire, floods, Sign up for 4-H, ‘Expedition’ to South America, Fire danger is lower, and Help Room One
Family planning clinic conducting survey

Family planning clinic conducting survey

The Twisp Family Planning Clinic at Room One is conducting an evaluation to assess and strengthen the services it offers in the Methow Valley. Former, current and interested clients are encouraged to respond to a survey that can be found on the Room One website, www.roomone.org, and its Facebook page. The survey takes just a...
MVID board seat open

MVID board seat open

Methow Valley Irrigation District (MVID) members interested in seeking a seat on the district’s three-person board of directors should submit their names to the district secretary by Nov. 3. The district will elect one board member to serve a three-year term that begins in January 2015. The seat is currently held by Greg Nordang, who...
State funding boosts Twisp’s community trail

State funding boosts Twisp’s community trail

By Ann McCreary
The dream of creating a community trail through Twisp has moved closer to reality with the recent announcement of $199,504 in state funding for the project. The funding was awarded by the state’s Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) to help the town acquire and develop land for the community trail,...