Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

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Woman charged with dog theft says she was on a rescue mission

Woman charged with dog theft says she was on a rescue mission

By Ann McCreary
A Carlton woman who is scheduled for trial this month on charges that she stole a dog says she was “rescuing” the animal because it was chained up outdoors in sub-freezing weather last December. Judy Brezina Camp has been charged with …
Winthrop council sets public hearing on marijuana sales issue

Winthrop council sets public hearing on marijuana sales issue

By Don Nelson
The Winthrop Town Council will hold a public forum on April 16 to give residents another chance to say how they feel about the retail sale of marijuana within town limits. At its March 5 meeting, the council accepted …
Winthrop makes progress on hiring new police officers

Winthrop makes progress on hiring new police officers

Winthrop may soon be able to boost its police force from one officer to three. Mayor Sue Langdalen said at last week’s town council meeting that she was interviewing three candidates for two openings, including town marshal. Any recommendations Langdalen makes must be processed by the town’s civil service commission. Langdalen said she hopes to...
Nice kitty

Nice kitty

A cougar walking down the middle of the road in front of a West Chewuch home. This photo, taken by the homeowner, shows one of the cats collared during the course of local research efforts. This animal is not known to be involved in any of the depredation incidents in the Methow Valley this winter....
School district seeks input on goals, spending

School district seeks input on goals, spending

The Methow Valley School District urges everyone in the community to provide feedback about the superintendent’s conclusions from discussions with teachers, students and community members and about the goals he is proposing for the district. There is also an opportunity for people to make suggestions about how the district should spend its money. While roughly...
Community briefs: March 12, 2014

Community briefs: March 12, 2014

This week: Wig out at TwispWorks and Fly fishing club offers scholarship
Winthrop Balloon Roundup 2014

Winthrop Balloon Roundup 2014

Birthday balloon It isn’t unusual to get balloons for your birthday, but taking a ride in one is a unique way to celebrate. Madison Marsh got an unexpected thrill Saturday morning when she was invited to celebrate her 14th birthday by taking a ride in the Outer Limits hot air balloon, here from Newberg, Ore....
Balloon Roundup gives coming weekend a big lift

Balloon Roundup gives coming weekend a big lift

By Don Nelson
Kurt Oakley never offers — ahem — inflated promises about what to expect during the annual Winthrop Balloon Roundup. But if weather conditions are good, as many as 20 brightly colored hot-air balloons from around the region will drift languidly over the Methow Valley on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings (March...
Future flyers

Future flyers

Monica Oakes shares literature about the women aviators’ organization The Ninety-Nines with Willow, right, and Chloe Temple at Aviation Day, held inside Don Fitzpatrick’s hangar at the Methow Valley State Airport on Saturday. Oakes and several other local and regional aviators shared information about aviation history, education, careers and mechanics at the event — a kickoff...
Lost ring makes full circle

Lost ring makes full circle

By Marcy Stamper
How does a class ring get from the heat vents of a pick-up truck in Marysville to its former owner in Quincy? Well, via Idaho, of course. Oh, and it takes about 24 years to make the trip. Liberty Bell High School graduate RenéRolf Martin (class of 1982) was …