Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

COMMUNITY NEWS
Donations allow Room One to buy its building

Donations allow Room One to buy its building

By Ann McCreary
Through donations from two long-time supporters, Room One has purchased its building at 315 Lincoln St. in Twisp and, for the first time in its 16-year history, …
2014 Bite of the Methow

2014 Bite of the Methow

Well fed Hungry local gourmands jammed the Winthrop Barn last weekend for another successful Bite of the Methow. The sponsoring Winthrop Kiwanis raised more than $11,000 for its “Fund a Dream” project to replace the wrestling mats at Liberty Bell High School. A cruise raffle raised another $4,000. More than 400 tickets were sold for the...
Thermal imaging breast screening offered

Thermal imaging breast screening offered

Advanced infrared digital imaging, used in early risk assessment for breast disease screening, will be offered by Insight Thermal Imaging on March 29 at the Methow Valley Wellness Center in Winthrop. Infrared digital imaging, or thermography, is an FDA-approved technology that greatly enhances mammography’s ability to detect disease, according to Insight Thermal Imaging owner Karla...
Welborn brothers purchase Classic Towing

Welborn brothers purchase Classic Towing

Brothers Tyler and Jeremy Welborn have purchased Classic Towing in Twisp from Dallas Darwood. Although the brothers are originally from Snohomish County, they trace their Methow Valley heritage to the family’s 1908 homestead on Twisp River Road, and were frequent visitors before moving here. Jeremy, who moved to the valley in 2000, has worked for...
Head Start students tour Methow Valley News

Head Start students tour Methow Valley News

Special edition documents historic visit
On Thursday, 16 students and 11 adults visited the Methow Valley News building to learn about how the newspaper is made. See story for a full photo gallery of their visit

Exchange student host families sought

The ASSE International Student Exchange Program is seeking local families to host high school-age exchange students for the next school year. Exchange students are 15 to 18 years old and are screened by ASSE International. They speak English, are personally insured, bring their own spending money and are expected to be included in normal family...
Senior news: March 19, 2014

Senior news: March 19, 2014

By Susie Heller
Male robins recently arrived, only to rethink migration. They look bewildered at snow and wonder if Mother Nature played a trick. They should not have left the south without first checking the Weather Channel, one tells …

Okanogan water quality projects may get grant support

By Marcy Stamper Six projects to protect water quality in creeks and rivers in the Methow Valley and northern Okanogan County, primarily from problems associated with livestock, have been ranked high enough that there is a good chance they will receive grants and start work this summer. The projects, most on private property, would help...
20th Bite of the Methow expected to fill Winthrop Barn on Saturday

20th Bite of the Methow expected to fill Winthrop Barn on Saturday

By Laurelle Walsh
It’s that time of year again, when Winthrop Kiwanis hosts its annual Bite of the Methow. The ever-popular Bite happens on Saturday (March 15) at the Winthrop Barn, with bidding on silent auction items starting …
North Cascades Highway clearing to start March 31

North Cascades Highway clearing to start March 31

Washington State Department of Transportation crews will begin clearing snow from the North Cascades Highway on March 31 if the weather cooperates, with goal of opening the road by mid-May, WSDOT said in a press release. Last year the clearing began March 25 and was complete in less than four weeks. “There’s twice as much...