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COMMUNITY NEWS

Rivers focus of discussion at Confluence Gallery

In conjunction with its current exhibit “Our River,” Confluence Gallery & Art Center in Twisp will host a panel discussion on Friday (June 13) about local rivers and what they mean to us as a community. The informal discussion begins at 6 p.m. and will be facilitated by Derek Van Marter, executive director of the...

Community briefs: June 11, 2014

This week: Ham radio club needs support for field exercise and Farm to Table dinner coming in August
Proposed new fire station is topic of public meetings

Proposed new fire station is topic of public meetings

By Ann McCreary
A proposal to increase the Okanogan County Fire District 6 tax levy to build a new fire station in Winthrop will be the topic of two public meetings hosted by the …
Community briefs: June 4, 2014

Community briefs: June 4, 2014

This week: ‘Weed-a-thon’ fundraiser for LBHS students on Thursday, June 5, Metal drive continues Saturday and Vacation Bible school in July.
Sinlahekin celebrating 75 years of protecting wildlife

Sinlahekin celebrating 75 years of protecting wildlife

The lakes, wetlands, meadows and shrub-steppe around Loomis, in northern Okanogan County, were deemed of such importance to mule deer that Washington state created its first wildlife area there 75 years ago. Today the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area contains 14,314 acres in a deep glaciated valley, plus another 8,500 acres in two other units. To celebrate...
Lost River Airport road changes proposed

Lost River Airport road changes proposed

The Lost River Airport Homeowners’ Association has applied to Okanogan County to revise the plat maps to reflect current conditions on the ground. The change would vacate part of a road between Meek and Susan roads that was never built, according to Okanogan County Senior Planner Ben Rough. The land from the vacated road would...
Raptor attention

Raptor attention

Lisa Lindsay, director of the Okanogan Wildlife League in Oroville, brought some of the injured birds she is rehabilitating to the Methow Valley Interpretive Center last weekend.
Community briefs: May 28, 2014

Community briefs: May 28, 2014

Preschool enrollment open Open enrollment is now available for preschoolers (ages 3 – 5) at Wildflowers Preschool for the 2014 – 15 year. For information call 997-1007 or email foxskutleysarah@yahoo.com. Produce vouchers for seniors Low-income seniors in Okanogan County may qualify for the Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program administered by Aging & Adult Care of Central Washington. Seniors at...
Up in the air! It’s a bird …

Up in the air! It’s a bird …

Anaka Mines points out the location of a lazuli bunting on Monday’s migratory bird count led by Dana Visalli. More than 100 species were recorded by birders from Pateros to Lewis Butte.
Metal drive starts Sunday

Metal drive starts Sunday

The Methow Recycles annual metal drive starts Sunday (May 25) with free drop-off of most scrap metals from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Cascade Concrete on Horizon Flats Road in Winthrop. The second day of the drive will be June 7. Acceptable materials include appliances, “things with engines” (farm, garden and lawn equipment), wire, cable, pipe,...