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Winthrop’s RiverWalk project will be reviewed at meeting

Winthrop’s RiverWalk project will be reviewed at meeting

The Town of Winthrop will host a public meeting on Monday (July 27) to discuss progress on design of the RiverWalk project, which is intended to create a linked system of recreational trails along the Chewuch and Methow rivers that includes the Susie Stephens Trail. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Winthrop Barn....
The right tools to recover

The right tools to recover

The all-volunteer Carlton Complex Assistance Network (CCAN) works to provide material assistance to people who had losses due to last summer’s fires and floods that were not covered by insurance or eligible for government assistance. CCAN’s biggest efforts so far have been the distribution of tools and building materials to people rebuilding …
Memory Garden takes shape

Memory Garden takes shape

Each of the above bricks was purchased by an individual, family or community group in Phase 2 of the community center’s “buy-a-brick” project, which began last winter. “The bricks are not just memorials,” said project organizer Carolyn Sullivan. “You can buy a brick for a pet, a church group, a business, a family or a...
MethowReady offers disaster-preparedness training sessions

MethowReady offers disaster-preparedness training sessions

MethowReady, a disaster-preparedness project of the Methow Valley Long Term Recovery Organization, is offering two training sessions for neighborhood leaders who want to help their communities be ready for natural disasters. MethowReady will use as its platform the Map Your Neighborhood preparedness program that has been successful in other communities. It is designed to help...
Community briefs: July 15, 2015

Community briefs: July 15, 2015

Help The Cove communicate The Cove is asking for the community’s help in updating its database so it can more effectively communicate with local residents, especially via email. Call 997-0227 or email thecovecares@gmail.com if you are willing to share your email address. The Cove is also asking for your names and phone numbers. All information...
Smokejumper: A memoir on sale this week

Smokejumper: A memoir on sale this week

Jason Ramos, a 16-year veteran smokejumper based at the North Cascades Smokejumper Base (NCSB) in Winthrop, has just published a memoir about his career as a wildland firefighter. Smokejumper: A memoir by one of America’s most select airborne firefighters is an inside look at the 75-year legacy of the smokejumper program and the select group...
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,...