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Wildlife expert highlights Conservancy’s annual holiday event

Wildlife expert highlights Conservancy’s annual holiday event

The Methow Conservancy’s annual year-end community program and social on Dec. 9 at the Winthrop Barn will feature renowned ecologist, filmmaker and TV host Chris Morgan. Morgan has spent over 20 years immersing himself among the wildlife of every continent. He has hosted TV productions for PBS, National Geographic Television, BBC, and the Discovery Channel,...
Twisp approves 2015 tax levies

Twisp approves 2015 tax levies

The Twisp Town Council has approved 1-percent increases in the property tax levies for the Town of Twisp and for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) district. Aero Methow Rescue Service contracts with the EMS district to provide emergency medical care in Twisp. The EMS levy generated $43,882 in revenue this year. The dollar amount of...
New radio station broadcasting from Winthrop

New radio station broadcasting from Winthrop

By Laurelle Walsh
A new, low-power radio station, KTRJ-LP 93.7 FM, is now broadcasting 24 hours a day, seven days a week from a studio at the home of David, Julie and Kaity Corrigan in the Twin Lakes area of Winthrop. Radios in the vicinity …
Remember those who struggle

Remember those who struggle

By Rikki Schwab, Winthrop Marshal
As we go into the holiday season it is important to remember that not everyone is thankful for their personal situations. As we give thanks for the many things we have this month, it’s important to remember that there are …

Housing and job help for Okanogan County veterans

Housing and job help for Okanogan County veterans

Two new programs have been launched to help veterans with housing and jobs — and to make it easier for vets to receive social and health-care services in Okanogan County so that they don’t have to travel long distances for these programs. HopeSource is a new program that will be coordinated by Okanogan County Community Action Council...
Community briefs: Nov. 12, 2014

Community briefs: Nov. 12, 2014

This week: Volunteers recognized, Junior class fundraiser and Conservancy hosts social, presentation
Deadline for low-interest disaster loans coming soon

Deadline for low-interest disaster loans coming soon

Low-interest disaster loans for individuals and businesses who suffered property losses in the Carlton Complex Fire are still available from the Small Business Administration (SBA), although individuals hoping for a loan have just over two weeks to apply. The SBA has closed its local office, but is still accepting applications online and by phone for...
Christmas at the End of the Road just around the corner in Winthrop

Christmas at the End of the Road just around the corner in Winthrop

The home stretch of the holiday season starts right after Thanksgiving Day when the annual Christmas at the End of the Road celebration lights up Winthrop with festivities and fireworks. The events — all free — begin on Nov. 28 with storytelling by Granny Winthrop (Georgia Sanders) at Trail’s End Bookstore from 2 – 4 p.m. That night, Morning Glory Balloon...
‘Seed mob’ helps heal fire’s wounds

‘Seed mob’ helps heal fire’s wounds

By Ann McCreary
A mob with a mission gathered on a chilly morning last Saturday (Nov. 8) in the park by the Barn in Winthrop. About 100 volunteers answered a call from the Methow Conservancy to head to fire-scarred areas around the valley to scatter native grass seeds to help heal the wounds...
Health care in valley topic of Twisp Chamber meeting

Health care in valley topic of Twisp Chamber meeting

The continuing evolution of health care in the Methow Valley will be the topic at the Twisp Chamber of Commerce membership meeting on Nov. 13 at the Methow Valley Inn. The speakers will be Dr. Ann Diamond from Winthrop’s Country Clinic; Mike Hassing, CEO of Family Health Centers (the new owner of Methow Valley Family...