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Halloween looks scary good for valley’s trick-or-treaters

Halloween looks scary good for valley’s trick-or-treaters

Burgar Street in Twisp will teem with trick-or-treaters on Halloween night when the street is closed to traffic in an annual tradition that provides a safe place for little ghosts, witches and the other usual suspects. The street will be blocked off at both ends when it gets dark on Monday (Oct. 31), turning it...
Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Manger Mall volunteers needed

Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Manger Mall volunteers needed

It’s time to start thinking about two of the local holiday season’s most-important community events — Neighbors Helping Neighbors and Manger Mall. The programs provide assistance to local families in need of a little help shopping for gifts or getting Christmas dinner on the table. The Neighbors Helping Neighbors holiday food baskets program will have a volunteer...
Forman passes the rural economic development baton after long career

Forman passes the rural economic development baton after long career

Washington has been more attuned than most states to the reality that creating successful economies in rural communities results from helping them grow and nurture what they have rather than merely trying to attract businesses from elsewhere to relocate. Now as Maury Forman, the man who built …
Okanogan Long Term Recovery Group seeks volunteers for Make a Difference Day

Okanogan Long Term Recovery Group seeks volunteers for Make a Difference Day

The Okanogan County Long Term Recovery (OCLTRG) is seeking local volunteers for Make A Difference Day on Oct. 22.  Make A Difference Day is one of the largest annual days of service nationwide. Volunteers from around the nation come together with a common mission of improving the lives of others. This goal of this one-day...
Last-half property taxes due to Okanogan County

Last-half property taxes due to Okanogan County

Last-half Okanogan County property taxes and irrigation assessments are due (or must be postmarked by) Monday, Oct. 31. Interest and penalties start accruing Nov. 1 for any unpaid taxes. Mail your taxes or assessments to Okanogan County Treasurer, P.O. Box 111, Okanogan, WA 98840. Payments by credit card are accepted at www.okanogancounty.org/Treasurer or by calling 1-877-737-4772....
Winthrop Town Hall will get a structural inspection

Winthrop Town Hall will get a structural inspection

After the Winthrop Town Hall basement flooded for the second time in two years last July, the town has decided the old building needs a structural inspection to help determine what repairs it might need. At its meeting last week, the council approved a contract with design and engineering consultants …
Taste of Three Valleys will benefit The Loup

Taste of Three Valleys will benefit The Loup

Taste of Three Valleys 2016, an annual fundraiser for the nonprofit Loup Loup Ski Bowl, will be on Oct. 15 at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds Agri-Plex. The event includes dinner, silent and live auctions, and music by Laura Love and the Family Dog. Tickets for the adults-only event are $50, or $400 for a corporate...
Give Methow fundraising campaign begins for local nonprofits

Give Methow fundraising campaign begins for local nonprofits

Give Methow, a valley-wide campaign to generate financial support for local nonprofits, is underway and will continue through October. The Community Foundation of NCW is coordinating the crowd-funding campaign, which can be accessed at www.givemethow.org. The website includes a list of participating organizations and information about their work in the community. The minimum donation is...
Room One gears up for 10th annual Soup Dinner

Room One gears up for 10th annual Soup Dinner

For its 10th annual Soup Dinner fundraiser on Oct. 29, Room One has changed up the format. Instead of a sit-down-and-be-served dinner, the event is being billed as a “strolling supper” featuring the usual locally made soups, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Music will be provided by Laura Love and the Family Dog. Supper...
Methow Valley students learn about nature and themselves through Outward Bound experience

Methow Valley students learn about nature and themselves through Outward Bound experience

Pausing to take in the scenery halfway up a sheer rock face in Mazama, seventh-grader Wyatt Oosterhof said, “You get up there and say, ‘Where do you go; where do I put my feet?’” Oosterhof was rock-climbing for the first time. “It’s pretty crazy — I can’t tell if the wall is supposed to have all the holes...