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State seeks trail ideas

State seeks trail ideas

The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is developing a new policy for recreational trails for non-motorized and motorized activities including hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and motorcycle and ATV riding. The agency is currently gathering input from the public about what they’d like to see in the state’s recreational trails, which will supplement staff...
Twisp seeks applicants for town council vacancy

Twisp seeks applicants for town council vacancy

The Town of Twisp is accepting applications from residents who are interested in filling a vacancy on the Twisp Town Council. Residents may submit a letter of interest or fill out an application, available on the town website. The council will appoint a new council member to fill the remainder of Clint Estes’ term, which...
Recovery Resource Fair set for Oct. 11 at Pateros Mall

Recovery Resource Fair set for Oct. 11 at Pateros Mall

The Long Term Recovery Group for the county is holding a recovery resource fair for people affected by the Carlton Complex Fire. Local agencies and service providers will be available to help people access resources and assist with recovery planning. There will be also be services such as medical checks, sign-ups for services during the...

State, federal, county burn bans lifted as weather moderates

County, state and federal officials have lifted burn bans because of higher humidity and cooler nighttime temperatures. The Okanogan County commissioners lifted the county ban on outdoor burning on Monday (Sept. 29). The commissioners noted that the fire chief and fire advisory board support the decision. The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) rescinded the...
Community briefs: Oct. 1, 2014

Community briefs: Oct. 1, 2014

New meeting location for Unitarians The Methow Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship has a new meeting location — at the Methow Valley Community Center gym in Twisp. The group meets the first and third Sundays of every month at 10 a.m. Meetings include a speaker and the opportunity for discussion. This year’s speaker theme is “Different Paths to...
Having a field day

Having a field day

G A L L E R Y On Saturday (Oct. 27),  Hunter Safety instructors took over 20 students to the gun range near Pearrygin Lake to practice the skills they’ve been learning over the past week and test their practical skills.
Cider squeeze

Cider squeeze

G A L L E R Y To view full-sized photos , click on any square thumbnail image. Photos by Laurelle Walsh
School district hires youth and family social worker

School district hires youth and family social worker

The Methow Valley School District has completed staffing for a coordinated approach to student and family support services with the hiring of Melinda Boonstra as the district’s youth and family social worker. Boonstra will help students and families access community resources and determine how students’ needs affect overall well-being and learning. Her responsibilities include individualized...
Community briefs: September 24, 2014

Community briefs: September 24, 2014

This week: Community Harvest Potluck this weekend, Fire district open house, All about lampreys, Ham radio study sessions, Recognition dinner for nonprofit boards, Community conversations about child care, and Native plants sale
Straight from the heart

Straight from the heart

Ten-year-old Savanna Osborn of Lake Stevens was so moved by the Methow Valley fires and how they affected people here that she made a personal donation to help out: $29 sent to Winthrop Mayor Sue Langdalen, along with a heartfelt personal note. The mayor sent Savanna a hand-written thank you note, and the money went...