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Open houses at Teen Center The Valley Teen Center at TwispWorks is hosting two open house/orientation sessions to introduce 7th- and 8th-grade students to the program’s staff and volunteers. The events are on Tuesday (Jan. 27) and Feb. 10 from 5:30-7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (509) 341-4279. Pateros/Brewster Long Term...
Room One needs help with remodeling projects

Room One needs help with remodeling projects

Room One is looking for volunteers to help with interior remodeling during February and March at its building on Lincoln Street in Twisp. The remodeling is designed to create more spaces for staff to meet privately with clients, as well as offices for staff and better access to Room One services, said Adrianne Moore, outreach...
Methow At Home survey gauges interest in a ‘virtual retirement village’

Methow At Home survey gauges interest in a ‘virtual retirement village’

By Laurelle Walsh

The nine-person steering committee that’s working to get the valley’s “virtual retirement village” — Methow at Home — off the ground, would like people to complete a survey to help them determine whether the “Village” concept will work in the Methow Valley. “This is not something that we’ve invented,” said committee member…

Taxable business property lists due

Taxable business property lists due

The annual itemized list of personal property used in a business, ranch or farm is due to the Okanogan County assessor. State law requires all businesses to submit a list of all taxable personal property as of Jan. 1, including desks and chairs, computers, display cases, camera security systems, furniture used in nightly rentals, farm...
Take part in a communications survey

Take part in a communications survey

A group of students at the Evergreen State College who are pursuing masters of public administration degrees are working on a case study of communication during the Carlton Complex wildfires this past summer. As a part of the research, the students are asking residents of the Methow how they communicated during the fires and related...
MLK Jr. Day celebration at high school

MLK Jr. Day celebration at high school

Liberty Bell High School is sponsoring a celebration, presentation and panel discussions on Wednesday (Jan. 14) in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day for students and interested community members. The goals of the MLK Day (celebrated on Jan. 19) event are to honor the legacy of King and to support individual and shared responsibilities...
Community briefs: Jan. 7, 2015

Community briefs: Jan. 7, 2015

Community School celebrates national school choice week Methow Valley Community School in Twisp will host a free event on Jan. 28 to celebrate National School Choice Week. The event, which begins at 5 p.m. and is open to the public, will feature an exhibition of what students are learning about living in a fire dependent ecosystem....
Open house about supportive services for county veterans

Open house about supportive services for county veterans

New resources to help veterans with housing and to provide other supportive services are now available in Okanogan County. The new program is made possible by funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs for Okanogan County Community Action Council and HopeSource. The Supportive Services for Veteran Families program works to prevent veterans and their families...
Turning the page at the Twisp library

Turning the page at the Twisp library

By Marcy Stamper
“I have always been a reader — since I was a girl — and I always got my books in the library. I love books and being around people who love books,” said Dawn Woodruff, Twisp’s first new librarian in more than three decades. Woodruff spent her first …
Funds to help farmers and businesses with fire, flood and drought losses

Funds to help farmers and businesses with fire, flood and drought losses

By Marcy Stamper
The federal government has several programs available for farmers and businesses with losses connected with the Carlton Complex Fire, subsequent floods and mudslides, and the overall drought that affected many counties in Washington.