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Test your recall at PSFA’s upcoming Trivia Night

Test your recall at PSFA’s upcoming Trivia Night

Rouse your brain from its winter hibernation: Trivia Night is back. The Public School Funding Alliance’s seventh annual memory-challenging fundraiser is on April 27 at the Twisp River Pub. Four-person teams compete in three rounds of written questions covering a wide range of topics including pop culture, literature, geography, sports, history, math, science, art, music,...
Rural prosperity conference to be held at TwispWorks

Rural prosperity conference to be held at TwispWorks

“Rural Pathways to Prosperity,” a conference organized by Washington State University’s Cooperative Extension office, will be hosted by TwispWorks on April 17 from 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m. A WSU press release describes the conference as “a day of inspiration, learning and regional networking to create jobs and improve your economy, add value to your existing rural...
Learn about making neighboring even better

Learn about making neighboring even better

An organization that will match volunteers with people who need help with basic chores and services — such as meals, transportation or yard work — that help people stay in their own homes as they age has …
Highway 20 streetlights will be modified in Winthrop

Highway 20 streetlights will be modified in Winthrop

The Town of Winthrop has settled on a plan to modify streetlights on Highway 20 near the Winthrop Barn to reduce glare. Rick Karro, the town’s public works director, has been experimenting with modifications that …
Community briefs: March 25, 2015

Community briefs: March 25, 2015

Easter breakfast The Methow Valley Eagles will host an Easter breakfast buffet on April 5 from 9 a.m. – noon, at the Eagles Hall in Twisp. The event is open to the public. Cost is $8. For more information, call 997-8133. Fundraiser for Edwards Judy Caputo, a member of the Twisp Eagles Aerie, is soliciting donations for...
County seeks proposals for bathrooms at fairgrounds

County seeks proposals for bathrooms at fairgrounds

Okanogan County is seeking a pared-down design for new bathrooms at the county fairgrounds, after an earlier plan was shelved for being too expensive. The request specifies a 30-by-40-foot bathroom with six stalls for women and four for men, plus two urinals, with access for disabled individuals. Plans are for construction to begin by July....
Methow Valley residents given conservation district awards

Methow Valley residents given conservation district awards

Several Methow Valley residents have been recognized for their conservation work by the Okanogan Conservation District. Methow Valley rancher Craig Boesel received the Norm McClure Lifetime Achievement in Conservation Award for his work on watershed councils and with many organizations and fellow ranchers. Boesel also served two separate terms on the Conservation District’s board of...
Valley gets ready for another big Bite

Valley gets ready for another big Bite

The 21st annual Bite of the Methow will match up many of the valley’s best chefs up with about 400 of the valley’s eager eaters on Saturday (March 14) at the Winthrop Barn. Doors open at 3 p.m. Silent auction items will be on display at several tables. Food service begins at 5 p.m. and...
Aero Methow buys parcel from Winthrop

Aero Methow buys parcel from Winthrop

The Town of Winthrop and Aero Methow Rescue Service are finally about to close a deal transferring ownership of town property on which Aero Methow now has an ambulance garage. Aero Methow will pay $130,000 for the 12,238-square-foot lot on Bluff Street, near the town shops. Various right-of-way, easement and technical details had to be...
Still time to comment on grizzly bear recovery process in North Cascades

Still time to comment on grizzly bear recovery process in North Cascades

A public open house on grizzly bear recovery in the North Cascades drew about 80 Methow Valley residents to learn more about the proposal. The March 3 open house held at the Winthrop Barn was the first of several information sessions that were held as a first step in the process of examining whether action...