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COMMUNITY NEWS
Community briefs: March 9, 2016

Community briefs: March 9, 2016

Business preparedness workshop A free business preparedness and resiliency workshop will be offered on Thursday (March 10) from 9 a.m. – noon at the Winthrop Barn. The workshop will be led by Annie Schmidt, director of policy and partnerships for the Washington Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network, and Kirsten Cook, Firewise Program Coordinator for the Okanogan Conservation District....
All kinds of kids’ stuff

All kinds of kids’ stuff

Almost 100 kids have learned to play chess, program robots, work with horses — or just work out the kinks by skiing or dancing — through expanded after-school activities this year. The Methow Valley Elementary School’s Cub Club offerings have been broadened this year from activities like cooking, art …
Community briefs: Feb. 24, 2016

Community briefs: Feb. 24, 2016

Father-daughter dance Twisp Valley Grange will host a father-daughter dance on Saturday (Feb. 27) from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 in advance and can be purchased at Hometown Pizza in Twisp or Robins Egg Bleu in Winthrop; or $10 at the door. The theme is “When We Were Young — ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.” For more information, email...
Budding gourmets

Budding gourmets

Liberty Bell students Zane Herrera, left, and Michael Marchese Hafsos prepared a Caesar salad and homemade tortilla chips and dip for a Top Chef competition at Sun Mountain Lodge last week. Sun Mountain acting executive chef Pete McKenny and teachers from Omak and Cashmere judged the three teams — Liberty Bell, Cascade (Leavenworth) and Omak — on how they...
WSDOT may check North Cascades Highway

WSDOT may check North Cascades Highway

A Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) avalanche team may travel to the Washington Pass area of the North Cascades Highway this week. Dan Sarles, WSDOT administrator for the North Central Region, said in his weekly update that an avalanche team visit would help “determine our approach for reopening the highway later this spring.” The...
Community briefs: Feb. 17, 2016

Community briefs: Feb. 17, 2016

MVES student qualifies for state chess tournament Alexander Nicolazzo, a sixth-grade student at Methow Valley Elementary School, took first place in the sixth-grade category on Feb. 6 at the Groundhog Chess Tournament in Spokane. He qualified for the state tournament at the Tacoma Convention Center on April 16. Film about dying Speaking of Dying, a...
New Parent-Teacher Organization at MV Elementary School

New Parent-Teacher Organization at MV Elementary School

There is a new parent-teacher organization (PTO) at Methow Valley Elementary School, which offers parents and families a variety of ways to become involved with the school and their kids’ learning. The PTO has a set up a volunteer room where people can help teachers with classroom projects by assembling materials for lessons and other...
Cooley headed to state finals in Poetry Out Loud competition

Cooley headed to state finals in Poetry Out Loud competition

Liberty Bell High School freshman Lillian Cooley took second place at the regional finals of Poetry Out Loud and will compete in the state finals on March 5 in Tacoma. Cooley, who won the local Poetry Out Loud competition, will face 12 other competitors at the state finals. The state winner will advance to the...
Community briefs: Feb. 10, 2016

Community briefs: Feb. 10, 2016

A send-off for the hut A community event to celebrate the relocation of a small cabin from the brow of Flagg Mountain will be held on Saturday (Feb. 13) at the Mazama Community Club from 5 – 7 p.m. There will be beverages and snacks at the free event. For more information, email info@movethehut.org. The cabin was built...
Methow Valley school kids enjoy local lunch

Methow Valley school kids enjoy local lunch

It’s not every day that people actually go out of their way to eat lunch in a school cafeteria. But last Wednesday (Feb. 3), parents and community members joined all the students in the Methow Valley School District for a special meal of local foods to celebrate Winter Taste Washington Day. Many of the ingredients — including...