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Informational meeting on International Baccalaureate program

Informational meeting on International Baccalaureate program

The Methow Valley School District has scheduled a second meeting for interested families and community members in mid-March to provide more information about the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, which the district is exploring for kindergarten through 10th grade. The IB program blends the teaching of reading, writing and math skills with an interdisciplinary approach to...
Two positions up for election on co-op board of directors

Two positions up for election on co-op board of directors

Two positions on the Okanogan County Electric Cooperative board of directors are up for election this year, and members of the co-operative who are interested in running for the board should submit their names by March 7. One position represents District 3, which is the south area of the service
Free pesticide collection

Free pesticide collection

Individuals, farmers and businesses with pesticides they no longer need or want can register for a free pesticide-collection event being organized this spring by the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA). Insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, rodenticides and most chemicals that kill or repel unwanted pests will be accepted. WSDA works with a contracted hazardous-waste company to...
Informational meetings on grizzly bears

Informational meetings on grizzly bears

The National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will host several open houses in March to provide information about the potential for restoring grizzly bears in the North Cascades. The meetings are part of the Grizzly Bear Restoration Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process. The purpose of the EIS is to determine whether the...
WSDOT electronic sign will be installed outside Winthrop

WSDOT electronic sign will be installed outside Winthrop

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has decided not to place an electronic reader board within the Winthrop town limits — solving a standoff between the Town Council and downtown business owners who argued that the previous plan to put the sign at the town limits violated Winthrop’s Westernization code. Town Planner Rocklynn Culp said WSDOT...
Learn about creating a Community Emergency Response Team

Learn about creating a Community Emergency Response Team

A public meeting about creating a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be held on Thursday (Feb. 12) at 6 p.m. at the Methow Valley Senior Center in Twisp. Twisp Police Chief Paul Budrow encourages citizens interested in participating on the team to attend the meeting to learn more about CERT. CERT is a program...
Leavenworth group seeks local residents’ experiences about wildfire preparedness

Leavenworth group seeks local residents’ experiences about wildfire preparedness

The Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition (CWSC) in Leavenworth is organizing a series of wildfire preparedness events throughout the week leading up to National Wildfire Preparedness Day (April 28 – May 2), and is looking for participants from the Methow Valley. “Our hope is to solicit residents, business owners, and possibly civic leaders from the Methow Valley,” said Hilary...
Help sought for local builder fighting leukemia

Help sought for local builder fighting leukemia

Friends and family of local builder Richard Edwards are seeking donations to help defray anticipated medical costs related to long-term treatment for both acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Donations can be made at the Giveforward website at www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/sjk7/fundraiser-for-richard-edwards-lleukemia-fund, or directly at North Cascades Bank in Twisp to the Richard Edwards Fund. As of...
Get your valentine something sweet at Dazzling Desserts

Get your valentine something sweet at Dazzling Desserts

By Laurelle Walsh
Take home a dazzling treat for your valentine at the sixth annual Dazzling Desserts sale this Saturday (Feb. 14), from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., being held this year at a new location: the Methow Valley Masonic Lodge, 223 Hwy. 20 in Twisp.
Post takes first in Poetry Out Loud regional competition; moves on to state

Post takes first in Poetry Out Loud regional competition; moves on to state

For the third consecutive year, a Liberty Bell High School student has won first place in the Eastern Washington Regional Poetry Out Loud contest. What’s more — demonstrating the strength of the local Poetry Out Loud program — Liberty Bell junior Rowan Post, who took the first-place trophy at the Feb. 5 regional competition in Spokane, was subbing for...