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COMMUNITY NEWS
Community briefs: Nov. 5, 2014

Community briefs: Nov. 5, 2014

This week: Open house at Pacific Biodiversity; Meet transit general manager; Join a ‘seed mob’; Flora, fauna adapting to fire; Tonasket market moves inside; Spinners and Weavers sale and Parent support seminar
New rodeo royalty

New rodeo royalty

Makhala Fox has been crowned Methow Valley Rodeo queen 2015 and Mihayla Phillips will serve as princess. Three girls — 18-year- old Fox from Carlton, 15-year-old Phillips of Twisp, and 14-year-old Bailey Flagg of Benton City — tried out for the title in the chilly rain at the rodeo arena on Saturday. The girls rode a predetermined pattern for...
Community briefs: Oct. 29, 2014

Community briefs: Oct. 29, 2014

This week: Key Club collects for fire relief, Manger Mall potluck, work party and Learn about genealogy
Scary amount of stuff going on for Halloween

Scary amount of stuff going on for Halloween

Got your kids’ costumes figured out yet? Or your own? You only have until tonight (Oct. 31) to get it together, because it’s Halloween, and tricking and treating will be going on all over the valley. Twisp’s Burgar Street, ground zero for hundreds of trick-or-treaters who come to see the many extravagantly decorated homes (and fill their...
Community briefs: October 22, 2014

Community briefs: October 22, 2014

This week: Methow Recycles selling metal stuff, Carnival at Community Center, Fish, fire, floods, Sign up for 4-H, ‘Expedition’ to South America, Fire danger is lower, and Help Room One
Family planning clinic conducting survey

Family planning clinic conducting survey

The Twisp Family Planning Clinic at Room One is conducting an evaluation to assess and strengthen the services it offers in the Methow Valley. Former, current and interested clients are encouraged to respond to a survey that can be found on the Room One website, www.roomone.org, and its Facebook page. The survey takes just a...
MVID board seat open

MVID board seat open

Methow Valley Irrigation District (MVID) members interested in seeking a seat on the district’s three-person board of directors should submit their names to the district secretary by Nov. 3. The district will elect one board member to serve a three-year term that begins in January 2015. The seat is currently held by Greg Nordang, who...
State funding boosts Twisp’s community trail

State funding boosts Twisp’s community trail

By Ann McCreary
The dream of creating a community trail through Twisp has moved closer to reality with the recent announcement of $199,504 in state funding for the project. The funding was awarded by the state’s Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) to help the town acquire and develop land for the community trail,...
General election ballots go out this week

General election ballots go out this week

Ballots for the Nov. 4 general election will be mailed this week in Okanogan County, and most will arrive by Friday (Oct. 17). Candidates for local, regional, statewide and national offices will fill the ballots along with local and statewide measures or levy requests. Okanogan is an all-mail ballot county. Ballots must be postmarked by...
Community briefs: October 15, 2014

Community briefs: October 15, 2014

This week: The whole dam story, Make a difference, Living in the North Cascades, and Tools for fire victims