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Banquet supports mule deer and their habitat

Banquet supports mule deer and their habitat

There’s still time to get tickets for the Mule Deer Foundation Banquet this Saturday (June 20). This is the second annual event for the Okanogan Trails chapter. Last year’s event raised money to replant mule deer habitat that burned in the Carlton Complex Fire. It also helped with two ongoing projects — providing financial and volunteer assistance...

County election supervisor gets state award

Mila Jury, the chief deputy auditor and election supervisor for Okanogan County, was recognized as county election employee of the year by Secretary of State Kim Wyman last week. Jury, who has 40 years of experience working in elections, was honored for providing leadership for her peers and offering feedback on election issues. The secretary...
Lathrop's celebrate 50th anniversary

Lathrop’s celebrate 50th anniversary

A reception to honor Earl and Janice Lathrop on their 50th wedding anniversary will be held on Saturday (June 20) at the Methow Valley Senior Center in Twisp from 1–3 p.m. Refreshments will served. No gifts, please.
Summer lunch menu

Summer lunch menu

MONDAY, JUNE 22: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole wheat, yogurt, orange, carrots, milk. TUESDAY, JUNE 23: Deli ham sandwich, lettuce, cucumbers, peaches, milk. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24: Pizza wrap, broccoli, applesauce, milk. THURSDAY, JUNE 25: Chicken salad on whole wheat bread, tostitos with salsa, celery sticks, apple, milk. FRIDAY, JUNE 26: Deli turkey sandwich,...
Community News briefs: June 17, 2015

Community News briefs: June 17, 2015

Outdoor learning at Basecamp A series of free outdoor adventure and education programs at North Cascades Basecamp near Mazama begins on Monday (June 22). Julie Grialou of the Methow Conservancy will discuss restoration of the landscape after the Carlton Complex Fire at 7 p.m. On Tuesday (June 23), Kim Romain-Bondi will lead an “owl prowl” beginning...
Winthrop will get help keeping town’s public toilets clean

Winthrop will get help keeping town’s public toilets clean

The pre-summer rush of tourists is taking its toll on Winthrop’s public bathrooms. At last week’s Town Council meeting, Town Clerk Michelle Gaines told council members that Winthrop has fallen behind on keeping its public facilities clean and welcoming — and there have been complaints. The town’s public toilets include those at …
Community briefs: June 10, 2015

Community briefs: June 10, 2015

  U.S. at war, and path to peace Dana Visalli offers a free talk and PowerPoint presentation titled “America at War and the Path to Peace: Lessons from Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan,” on Friday (June 12) at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp beginning at 7 p.m. Visalli has visited Iraq and Afghanistan four times each since...
Kids’ summer reading programs start this week at Twisp, Winthrop libraries

Kids’ summer reading programs start this week at Twisp, Winthrop libraries

By Laurelle Walsh North Central Regional Library’s (NCRL) Summer Reading Program begins tomorrow (June 11) as soon as school lets out for the summer. Kids of any age may participate. Prizes are awarded for hours spent reading, or being read to, and raffles will be held throughout the summer and at the program’s end. Sign...
Home Depot Foundation gift goes to American Legion

Home Depot Foundation gift goes to American Legion

Methow Valley American Legion Post 143 has been awarded a $5,000 gift card from The Home Depot Foundation. The Community Impact Grant award will go toward purchasing materials for renovations at the Twisp American Legion Hall, according to Post Adjutant/Finance Officer Tristan Gilbert. “We appreciate the services your organization is providing within the community,” wrote...
Comments sought on review of Mazama development

Comments sought on review of Mazama development

Developers are seeking to rezone part of the Chechaquo Ranch/Pasayten Peak planned development in the Mazama core to accommodate future development including retail, tourist-residential units and expanded and reconfigured parking for Methow Trails. The property, along Goat Creek Road across …