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Metal drive starts Sunday

Metal drive starts Sunday

The Methow Recycles annual metal drive starts Sunday (May 25) with free drop-off of most scrap metals from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Cascade Concrete on Horizon Flats Road in Winthrop. The second day of the drive will be June 7. Acceptable materials include appliances, “things with engines” (farm, garden and lawn equipment), wire, cable, pipe,...
Community briefs: May 21, 2014

Community briefs: May 21, 2014

This week: Syrup will be provided; Methow Conservancy hosts dinner, concert; Farm tours, potluck at Crown S Ranch; Raptors at Interpretive Center; Shafer Museum opens for season; Farmers Market at Pateros; Spanish classes for kids; Pridefest set for June 15 and Community market in Marblemount
A bench for Bill

A bench for Bill

Bill Biddle, longtime Methow Valley resident and “Weather Watch” columnist for the News, was remembered at an informal gathering last Sunday at Golden Gardens Park in Seattle, where a bench was dedicated to his memory. About 25 of Bill’s family, friends and former students followed a bagpiper through the park to the new bench, which...
Methodist Church pastor Lawson heading to Idaho

Methodist Church pastor Lawson heading to Idaho

By Marcy Stamper
Methow Valley United Methodist Church pastor Mike Lawson will head to Lewiston, Idaho (just across the border), to take …
LBHS student wins writing award

LBHS student wins writing award

Liberty Bell High School student Ella Hall has been awarded an honorable mention in the high school fiction competition sponsored by Write on the River. Hall was cited for her story, “When the Snow Fell.” Write On The River is a nonprofit organization that fosters the writing arts in North Central Washington. Its annual writers’...
Community briefs: May 14, 2014

Community briefs: May 14, 2014

Firewise workshop on Saturday The Okanogan Conservation District is hosting a free Firewise workshop in Twisp on Saturday (May 17) from 10 a.m. – noon at TwispWorks. The workshop is provided in partnership with Washington Department of Natural Resources, Okanogan County, and Okanogan Fire District 6. Local fire managers will discuss ways to prepare one’s home and...
Flower power

Flower power

Methow Conservancy Educational Programs Director Mary Kiesau led 10 plant lovers on a “Wildflower Walk and Talk” above Riser Lake last Friday. Arrowleaf balsamroot, lupine and service berry were among the floriferous displays. The next wildflower walk is scheduled for May 14.
Community briefs: May 7, 2014

Community briefs: May 7, 2014

Cove food drive bags mailed this week Plastic collection bags for The Cove Methow Valley Food Bank’s 15th annual food drive will be mailed to valley residents on Saturday (May 10). The drive will be conducted on May 15 with the help of post offices in Twisp, Winthrop, Carlton and Methow. Residents are asked to...
Senior news: May 7, 2014

Senior news: May 7, 2014

By Susie Heller
Well, what a fun time we had last week. We celebrated two May birthdays, Bev Holcomb and Lloyd Berge. As Marie Antoinette supposedly said, “let them eat cake!” And we did. I don’t think she meant …
Winthrop names woman to be town marshal

Winthrop names woman to be town marshal

By Don Nelson

Winthrop Mayor Sue Langdalen announced Wednesday (May 7) at the Town Council meeting that the town’s next marshal is a woman: Rikki Schwab, currently …