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Twisp Mayor Soo Ing-Moody honored by Cantwell as ‘Woman of Valor’

Twisp Mayor Soo Ing-Moody honored by Cantwell as ‘Woman of Valor’

Twisp Mayor Soo Ing-Moody was honored recently as a “Woman of Valor” by Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) at a dinner held at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. Cantwell commended Ing-Moody for her “intelligence and dedication to providing for her constituents” and for her leadership during recent wildfires that threatened her community. “I am sure that...
Methow At Home goes ‘live’ this week

Methow At Home goes ‘live’ this week

Methow At Home, a nonprofit whose mission is to help local senior citizens live in their homes as independently as possible and remain active in the community, began formally operating on Tuesday (Dec. 1), coordinator Deirdre Cassidy said. Methow At Home is a membership organization that will rely on volunteers to assist its members with...
Don’t toss it — try 2Good2Toss instead

Don’t toss it — try 2Good2Toss instead

Okanogan County is now participating in a statewide reusable materials exchange called 2Good2Toss, an online reuse and donation center for all kinds of things you no longer use and don’t know how to get rid of. The site is accessible through Methow Recycles website, www.methowrecycles.org, or at www.2good2toss.com, which is administered by the state Department...
Winthrop honors volunteer contributions

Winthrop honors volunteer contributions

The Town of Winthrop honored local citizens, businesses and organizations that made exemplary volunteer efforts in the community during the past year at an event on Nov. 10. Town Clerk Michelle Gaines said that this year’s list included many volunteers who helped out on the Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink project. Honorees who were not...
Cut your own Christmas tree with USFS permit

Cut your own Christmas tree with USFS permit

Christmas tree permits are on sale for $5 each at all U.S. Forest Service ranger stations and the forest headquarters office in Wenatchee, as well as at local retailers. The $5 permit allows a family to cut a tree (maximum height, 15 feet) or dig a live transplant tree, and only two permits will be...
Community briefs: Nov. 25, 2015

Community briefs: Nov. 25, 2015

Christmas Bazaar at The Barn The Reason for the Season Christmas Bazaar, featuring local vendors and lots of holiday gift ideas, will be on Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. – noon at the Winthrop Barn. For more information, call (500) 322‑1427. Get in holiday spirit at TwispWorks TwispWorks is doing its part to help you “Gear Up for...
Liberty Bell students learn about river restoration (and poetry)

Liberty Bell students learn about river restoration (and poetry)

Forty biology,  composition and literature students from Liberty Bell Junior/Senior High School and a group of community instructors participated in a five-hour block of field work and poetry at a restoration site along the Methow River off Old Twisp Highway in late September. Brian Fisher from Methow Salmon Restoration Foundation and Rob Crandall from Methow...
MV Community Center’s annual Christmas Bazaar debuts this weekend

MV Community Center’s annual Christmas Bazaar debuts this weekend

The Methow Valley Community Center’s 35th annual Christmas Bazaar (part 1) will offer an impressive variety of locally produced gifts and art, plus food and beverages, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 21) in the gym. More than 60 local artists and craftspersons will be represented at the free event. It’s not only a...
Spinners and Weavers showing and selling

Spinners and Weavers showing and selling

A large and lovely selection of hand-woven towels, blankets, rugs, scarves and more will be on display — and for sale — this weekend at the annual Methow Valley Spinners and Weavers Guild’s show and sale. The free event will be from 2 – 6:30 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 20) and from 9 a.m.—3 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 21). The show...
Community briefs: November 18, 2015

Community briefs: November 18, 2015

Apply for USFS jobs If you’re interested in seeking temporary employment with U.S. Forest Service during the summer of 2016, you can attend an open house on Thursday (Nov. 19) in room 204 of the Omak Campus of Wenatchee Valley College. Forest Service employees will be on hand from 4 – 7 p.m. to answer questions about local...