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Volunteer Methow celebrates National Volunteer Week

Volunteer Methow celebrates National Volunteer Week

Volunteer Methow is celebrating National Volunteer Week from April 14 through April 24, which coincides with Earth Day on April 22. National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration to promote and show appreciation for volunteerism and volunteering. More than 20 nonprofit organizations around the valley have posted special volunteer opportunities, including road clean-up from the Winthrop...
District 6 commissioners still mulling two fire station sites

District 6 commissioners still mulling two fire station sites

Commissioners are continuing deliberations over the best location for a proposed new fire station for Okanogan County Fire District 6 in Winthrop, focusing on two potential sites. One is a 5-acre property the district already owns on Horizon Flats, and…
Town Council, Westernization board talk about common ground

Town Council, Westernization board talk about common ground

The “S” word — solar — was off limits, but served as something of a backdrop when members of the Winthrop Town Council and the town’s Westernization Design Review Board (WDRB) met in an informal workshop last week to discuss Westernization issues.
Winthrop closer to agreement for operating the Winthrop Barn

Winthrop closer to agreement for operating the Winthrop Barn

The Town of Winthrop and the Winthrop Auditorium Association are closer to an agreement for the association to continue operating the Winthrop Barn. But some details remain to be worked out, Mayor Sally Ranzau told the Town Council at its meeting last week.
Valley pilots form local chapter of statewide association

Valley pilots form local chapter of statewide association

Local pilots have formed a Methow Valley chapter of the Washington Pilots Association (WPA), an advocacy group for general aviation in Washington state. “On March 14, a group of Methow Valley-based pilots met in Mazama to discuss various issues facing local aviation,” said Rick LeDuc, who was elected president of the local chapter. “During the...
Native rock images explored at Interpretive Center event

Native rock images explored at Interpretive Center event

Harold J. Cundy’s drawings and documentation from the 1930s will be featured when the Methow Valley Interpretive Center presents “Rock Images of the Columbia Plateau,” with speakers Bill Layman and Randy Lewis plus musician Arnold Cleveland, on Sunday (March 25) at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. Admission is by...
Easter Egg Hunt on March 31

Easter Egg Hunt on March 31

**Editor’s Note: This item was updated on March 21 to reflect a change in venue** The Twisp Valley Grange’s annual Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for March 31 at The Winthrop Barn/Mac Lloyd Park. The hunt, divided up by age groups, begins at 11:45 a.m. The free event includes a barbecue sponsored by Ulrich’s Pharmacy, and...
Membership drive at MV Community Center in Twisp

Membership drive at MV Community Center in Twisp

The Methow Valley Community Center is launching its annual membership drive this week. Current and past members will receive information in the mail and a form to return. Persons interested in purchasing a membership for the first time, or who wish to donate to keep the iconic building maintained, can visit methowcommunity.org. Membership entitles you...
Grant boosts Community School’s book collection

Grant boosts Community School’s book collection

New atlases and encyclopedias, dictionaries and thesauruses, field guides, and biographies — some 100 books in all — now grace the shelves of the library at the Methow Valley Community School in Twisp. The school received a $2,000 grant from the Washington State Library to buy nonfiction reading material. The school is one of 100...
Winthrop Town Council adopts updated parks and recreation plan

Winthrop Town Council adopts updated parks and recreation plan

The Winthrop Town Council has approved a six-year plan for the town’s parks and recreation facilities, in time to qualify for state Recreation Conservation Office (RCO) grants to support specific projects. RCO grants have been instrumental in such projects as the Winthrop Rink and the Susie Stephens Trail.