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County to review applications for Twisp tow yard, Mazama development

County to review applications for Twisp tow yard, Mazama development

Development proposals in Mazama and Twisp are coming up for public hearings before the Okanogan County hearing examiner. The county is considering an application for a conditional-use permit from Classic Towing, which would allow the company to operate a towing operation, impound yard and repair shop 1 mile south of Twisp on Highway 20. The...
Burkhardt loses appeal of cell tower upgrade

Burkhardt loses appeal of cell tower upgrade

A Mazama woman has lost her appeal of an upgrade to a Verizon cell tower that she claimed emits radio frequency radiation that harms her health. Carolyn Burkhardt, who owns a cabin near the Mazama tower …
Winthrop council discusses fireworks, fire protection

Winthrop council discusses fireworks, fire protection

Fireworks, fire protection and police coverage were among the topics discussed at the July 1 meeting of the Winthrop Town Council. During public comments, Winthrop Marketing Director Kristen Smith strongly …
Community news briefs: July 8, 2015

Community news briefs: July 8, 2015

Primitive skills class offered Primitive skills instructor Lynx Vilden and Living Wild are offering a summertime basic skills class July 17–23. Located at a camp 12 miles up Twisp River Road, the Living Wild Basic Skills class will cover the fundamentals of primitive living skills such as edible wild plants, fire by friction, shelter building,...
Food, fun and flying at the annual Twisp Fly-In

Food, fun and flying at the annual Twisp Fly-In

Eat breakfast in an airplane hangar. Interview the builder of an experimental airplane. Admire your reflection in the chrome of an antique car. Get a look inside a Northwest MedStar helicopter and watch smokejumpers …
Going Fourth

Going Fourth

Fourth of July in these parts revolves around Twisp — big stuff for a little community. This year, “the heart of the Methow Valley” has a day of festivities planned that will satisfy everyone in the family.
Okanogan County Fair seeks queen candidates for 2016; applications due by Aug. 1

Okanogan County Fair seeks queen candidates for 2016; applications due by Aug. 1

Registration is now open for applicants interested in competing to be queen of the 69th annual Okanogan County Fair in 2016. The competition is open to young women throughout the county who are between the ages of 15 and 19 and currently enrolled in high school. Applicants must be single, childless, a past fair participant...
‘Purple police car’ on the auction block

‘Purple police car’ on the auction block

In its own weird way, Winthrop’s “purple police car” has a place in the town’s history. If owning a bit of history — or what many consider a classic auto collector’s item — is appealing, the town is willing to sell it to you. The 1977 Pontiac Trans-Am 400 hardtop coupe — also known as the “DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)...
Firearms safety is always an important lesson for children

Firearms safety is always an important lesson for children

It is the time of year when we are going full force into summer activities. There is so much to do with our families and friends. It is important to remember to not …
Firefighter support fund established for Wenatchee

Firefighter support fund established for Wenatchee

The Community Foundation of NCW has established a fire fund to help support firefighters and displaced families and animals affected by the recent fires in the Wenatchee Valley. “Sleepy Hollow Heights Fire Support” will provide food and other needs. Monetary donations can be made online at www.cfncw.org or at the Community Foundation office at 9...