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Community briefs: May 6, 2015

Community briefs: May 6, 2015

Budrow speaking at roundtable Twisp Police Chief Paul Budrow will talk about the state of law enforcement in the town at the Community Roundtable on Friday (May 8) at 10 a.m. at the Twisp Valley Grange. The event is free. For more information, call 997-0227. DamNation screening in Mazama The documentary film DamNation will be...
Rendezvous

Rendezvous

Guests and crew of the 17th annual Ride to Rendezvous gathered on Monday afternoon at the Methow Valley Rodeo grounds for their first night in camp. Old friends and new friends swapped stories at the supper tables, above, while the lunch crew prepared over 200 sandwiches for the next day’s lunch, right. Most participants bring...
Driving, parking and spectating during ’49er Days

Driving, parking and spectating during ’49er Days

By Laurelle Walsh Minor traffic delays, parking puzzles and a line of cars waiting to get through the valley’s only four-way-stop are to be expected during this weekend’s ’49er Days celebration. At noon on Friday (May 8), the Ride to Rendezvous wagon train will pass through downtown Winthrop.  Drivers are advised to use caution during...
Carol and John Lester: Winthrop royalty once again

Carol and John Lester: Winthrop royalty once again

The last time John and Carol Lester were treated like royalty was when they were the “Belle” and “Dandy” of the Antique Auto Rallye in the 1980s — now the Winthrop Vintage Wheels Show — an event started by Carol’s parents, Herb and June Gatewood. Now the Lesters, who have been involved in countless community events over the decades,...
Junior royalty represent the youth at ’49er Days

Junior royalty represent the youth at ’49er Days

By Laurelle Walsh Community spirit, poise, and public speaking ability are among the qualities the ’49er Days Committee looks for when selecting the celebration’s junior royalty. The three girls selected for the honor this year — Queen Lily White, Princess KayDee Sims and Princess Monica Chavey — possess those qualities in droves, along with radiant smiles and lots of...
Clear your calendar: ’49er Days will fill your weekend

Clear your calendar: ’49er Days will fill your weekend

olish those cowboy boots, dust off that hat and iron your best Western shirt, Winthrop’s premier event – ’49er Days – happens this weekend with activities on main street, in the park and at the Winthrop Barn. For the 70th year running, the Methow Valley’s Old West-themed town welcomes locals and visitors to celebrate its history...
Adding it all up

Adding it all up

Methow Valley Elementary School sent its fourth-grade Math is Cool team, Serious Pi, to a championship competition in Wenatchee on April 17, where the team placed third in its division – just missing second place by six points. About 280 students representing 24 schools competed. 
14 apply to be Methow Valley Elementary School principal

14 apply to be Methow Valley Elementary School principal

**Editor’s Note: Story has been changed to reflect the correct meeting time of 6 p.m. instead of 7:30 p.m. as previously reported. The Methow Valley School District is reviewing 14 applications for the job of Methow Valley Elementary principal. The district has put together an interview team of administrators, teachers, staff and community members, who will...
Community briefs: April 29, 2015

Community briefs: April 29, 2015

Metal drive this weekend Bring your unwanted metal junk to the annual Methow Recycles metal drive on Saturday and Sunday (May 2 and 3) at Cascade Concrete, on Horizon Flats Road in Winthrop, from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. each day. Old metal appliances, motorized equipment, wire, cable, pipe, chain, scrap steel and iron, and non-ferrous metals...
SBA loan deadlines loom for fire losses

SBA loan deadlines loom for fire losses

Several deadlines are coming up for small businesses and nonprofits to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA) for economic losses connected with the Carlton Complex Fire. These loans are for economic injuries connected with the fire — entities do not have to suffer property damage to qualify …