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Community briefs: March 25, 2015

Community briefs: March 25, 2015

Easter breakfast The Methow Valley Eagles will host an Easter breakfast buffet on April 5 from 9 a.m. – noon, at the Eagles Hall in Twisp. The event is open to the public. Cost is $8. For more information, call 997-8133. Fundraiser for Edwards Judy Caputo, a member of the Twisp Eagles Aerie, is soliciting donations for...
County seeks proposals for bathrooms at fairgrounds

County seeks proposals for bathrooms at fairgrounds

Okanogan County is seeking a pared-down design for new bathrooms at the county fairgrounds, after an earlier plan was shelved for being too expensive. The request specifies a 30-by-40-foot bathroom with six stalls for women and four for men, plus two urinals, with access for disabled individuals. Plans are for construction to begin by July....
Methow Valley residents given conservation district awards

Methow Valley residents given conservation district awards

Several Methow Valley residents have been recognized for their conservation work by the Okanogan Conservation District. Methow Valley rancher Craig Boesel received the Norm McClure Lifetime Achievement in Conservation Award for his work on watershed councils and with many organizations and fellow ranchers. Boesel also served two separate terms on the Conservation District’s board of...
Valley gets ready for another big Bite

Valley gets ready for another big Bite

The 21st annual Bite of the Methow will match up many of the valley’s best chefs up with about 400 of the valley’s eager eaters on Saturday (March 14) at the Winthrop Barn. Doors open at 3 p.m. Silent auction items will be on display at several tables. Food service begins at 5 p.m. and...
Aero Methow buys parcel from Winthrop

Aero Methow buys parcel from Winthrop

The Town of Winthrop and Aero Methow Rescue Service are finally about to close a deal transferring ownership of town property on which Aero Methow now has an ambulance garage. Aero Methow will pay $130,000 for the 12,238-square-foot lot on Bluff Street, near the town shops. Various right-of-way, easement and technical details had to be...
Still time to comment on grizzly bear recovery process in North Cascades

Still time to comment on grizzly bear recovery process in North Cascades

A public open house on grizzly bear recovery in the North Cascades drew about 80 Methow Valley residents to learn more about the proposal. The March 3 open house held at the Winthrop Barn was the first of several information sessions that were held as a first step in the process of examining whether action...
Community School Café and auction on March 11

Community School Café and auction on March 11

The Methow Valley Community School will host its Blue Bell Café and Art Auction on Wednesday (March 11) at the Twisp River Pub from 5-8 p.m. The Café will feature a local-themed buffet dinner, locavores appetizers, drinks, songs and art to purchase. Limited child care will be available at the school by donation. Tickets are...
Liberty Bell Jr./Sr. High lists honor roll students

Liberty Bell Jr./Sr. High lists honor roll students

Liberty Bell Junior/Senior High School recently announced its first-semester honor roll. The following students earned a 4.0 grade-point average: Seniors: William Duguay, Hannah Hogness Juniors: Monica Chavey, Aden Jones, Rowan Post, Brennen Quigley, KayDee Sims, Charles Thornton-White, Claire Waichler Sophomores: Taya Delong, Corinne Dietz, Nathaniel Hirsch, Danielle Mott Freshmen: Stella Gunnip Hunter, Camren Nielsen, Haley Post,...
Recognizing the signs of domestic abuse

Recognizing the signs of domestic abuse

February includes Valentine’s Day, and a lot people relate this month to love. We love all kinds of things throughout our lives, especially pets and people. When we fall in love, it …
Public invited to comment on wildlife plans

Public invited to comment on wildlife plans

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is working on a new management plan for the Sinlahekin and Scotch Creek wildlife areas in northeastern Okanogan County. The two areas cover nearly 48,000 acres, with shrub steppe, forested areas, rivers and lakes. They are home to bighorn sheep, mule deer, trout and more than 500...