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Community briefs: June 10, 2015

Community briefs: June 10, 2015

  U.S. at war, and path to peace Dana Visalli offers a free talk and PowerPoint presentation titled “America at War and the Path to Peace: Lessons from Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan,” on Friday (June 12) at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp beginning at 7 p.m. Visalli has visited Iraq and Afghanistan four times each since...
Kids’ summer reading programs start this week at Twisp, Winthrop libraries

Kids’ summer reading programs start this week at Twisp, Winthrop libraries

By Laurelle Walsh North Central Regional Library’s (NCRL) Summer Reading Program begins tomorrow (June 11) as soon as school lets out for the summer. Kids of any age may participate. Prizes are awarded for hours spent reading, or being read to, and raffles will be held throughout the summer and at the program’s end. Sign...
Home Depot Foundation gift goes to American Legion

Home Depot Foundation gift goes to American Legion

Methow Valley American Legion Post 143 has been awarded a $5,000 gift card from The Home Depot Foundation. The Community Impact Grant award will go toward purchasing materials for renovations at the Twisp American Legion Hall, according to Post Adjutant/Finance Officer Tristan Gilbert. “We appreciate the services your organization is providing within the community,” wrote...
Comments sought on review of Mazama development

Comments sought on review of Mazama development

Developers are seeking to rezone part of the Chechaquo Ranch/Pasayten Peak planned development in the Mazama core to accommodate future development including retail, tourist-residential units and expanded and reconfigured parking for Methow Trails. The property, along Goat Creek Road across …
PUD warns of another computer scam targeting customers

PUD warns of another computer scam targeting customers

The Okanogan County Public Utility District (PUD) — and its customers — continue to be hit by computer scams. The two latest efforts to ensnare PUD customers are both messages that pop up on people’s personal computers. One notifies people that they are the PUD’s “lucky visitor” and that they have an unclaimed prize, and tell the people to...
Bergevin-Krumme wins scholarship from MV Fly Fishers

Bergevin-Krumme wins scholarship from MV Fly Fishers

Graduating Liberty Bell High School senior Tabitha Bergevin-Krumme has been awarded the Al Green Fisheries Enhancement Scholarship by the Methow Valley Fly Fishers. The $2,000 scholarship was created to encourage Methow Valley students to pursue careers in fisheries, aquatic studies, fisheries ecology or related studies. The Fly Fishers organization is dedicated to improving local lakes,...
Community briefs: June 3, 2015

Community briefs: June 3, 2015

Early services Methow Valley United Methodist Church will add an early worship service at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays in June, July and August. The first Sunday of each month will offer a Taize service, the second Sunday a liturgical service, the third Sunday a Holden service and the fourth Sunday a more contemporary service. For more information,...
Community news briefs: May 27, 2015

Community news briefs: May 27, 2015

Aero Methow honors Reiber Aero Methow Rescue Service in Twisp will host an open house on Saturday (May 30) to acknowledge Rob Reiber’s 26 years of volunteer service. The free event will be from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Parking will be available at Cascade Bible Church. For more information, call 997-4013. Our treasured landscape The Methow Valley Interpretive...
Community briefs: May 20, 2015

Community briefs: May 20, 2015

Cruise-In rolls into Twisp Cruise-In 2015, hosted by Methow Valley Motorheads, launches tonight (May 20) at Twisp Town Park beginning at 5:30 p.m. The free event features antique and classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. For more information, call (509) 341-4255 or (509) 860-1610. Other Cruise-Ins will be held on June 17 at River Bend RV...
Why police wear all that gear as part of their uniform

Why police wear all that gear as part of their uniform

In the last several months I have discussed all sorts of issues that are faced by law enforcement, but also involve situations experienced by the citizens. An aspect of police work is that a lot of people question how we handle situations, our uniform attire, or even …