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Community briefs: May 13, 2015

Community briefs: May 13, 2015

Eat and shop in Mazama Bring your appetite and shopper’s sharp eye to the Mazama Community Club’s pancake breakfast and flea market on May 23 from 8 a.m.-noon. Cost of the breakfast is $6, or free for children 5 and under. For information about the breakfast or to volunteer as a helper, call 996-7897. If...
Winthrop Market back for another season of arts, crafts, food, flowers and more

Winthrop Market back for another season of arts, crafts, food, flowers and more

The Winthrop Market is gearing up for another season in Mack Lloyd Park. It opens on Memorial Day weekend — May 24 this year — and continues through Labor Day. The open-air market, which runs every Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., is getting stronger every year, according to marketmaster Jim Neupert.
Carlton resident injured in accident on Highway 20

Carlton resident injured in accident on Highway 20

A Carlton resident was injured Friday (May 1) in a two-car accident just east of Winthrop. According to a Washington State Patrol report, Charity D. Gibson, 44, of Carlton, was driving eastbound on Highway 20 about a mile east of Winthrop at about 7:15 p.m. when she stopped her SUV to let a deer cross...
Metal drive a big success for Methow Recycles

Metal drive a big success for Methow Recycles

Methow Recycles staged another successful metal drive last weekend, with 219 visitors donating 64 tons of recoverable scrap metal on Saturday and Sunday, according to Executive Director Betsy Cushman. Scrap metal brought to the drive will be sold and remade into new products, with proceeds helping fund Methow Recycles programs to promote waste reduction, materials...
Community briefs: May 6, 2015

Community briefs: May 6, 2015

Budrow speaking at roundtable Twisp Police Chief Paul Budrow will talk about the state of law enforcement in the town at the Community Roundtable on Friday (May 8) at 10 a.m. at the Twisp Valley Grange. The event is free. For more information, call 997-0227. DamNation screening in Mazama The documentary film DamNation will be...
Rendezvous

Rendezvous

Guests and crew of the 17th annual Ride to Rendezvous gathered on Monday afternoon at the Methow Valley Rodeo grounds for their first night in camp. Old friends and new friends swapped stories at the supper tables, above, while the lunch crew prepared over 200 sandwiches for the next day’s lunch, right. Most participants bring...
Driving, parking and spectating during ’49er Days

Driving, parking and spectating during ’49er Days

By Laurelle Walsh Minor traffic delays, parking puzzles and a line of cars waiting to get through the valley’s only four-way-stop are to be expected during this weekend’s ’49er Days celebration. At noon on Friday (May 8), the Ride to Rendezvous wagon train will pass through downtown Winthrop.  Drivers are advised to use caution during...
Carol and John Lester: Winthrop royalty once again

Carol and John Lester: Winthrop royalty once again

The last time John and Carol Lester were treated like royalty was when they were the “Belle” and “Dandy” of the Antique Auto Rallye in the 1980s — now the Winthrop Vintage Wheels Show — an event started by Carol’s parents, Herb and June Gatewood. Now the Lesters, who have been involved in countless community events over the decades,...
Junior royalty represent the youth at ’49er Days

Junior royalty represent the youth at ’49er Days

By Laurelle Walsh Community spirit, poise, and public speaking ability are among the qualities the ’49er Days Committee looks for when selecting the celebration’s junior royalty. The three girls selected for the honor this year — Queen Lily White, Princess KayDee Sims and Princess Monica Chavey — possess those qualities in droves, along with radiant smiles and lots of...
Clear your calendar: ’49er Days will fill your weekend

Clear your calendar: ’49er Days will fill your weekend

olish those cowboy boots, dust off that hat and iron your best Western shirt, Winthrop’s premier event – ’49er Days – happens this weekend with activities on main street, in the park and at the Winthrop Barn. For the 70th year running, the Methow Valley’s Old West-themed town welcomes locals and visitors to celebrate its history...