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WSDOT may check North Cascades Highway

WSDOT may check North Cascades Highway

A Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) avalanche team may travel to the Washington Pass area of the North Cascades Highway this week. Dan Sarles, WSDOT administrator for the North Central Region, said in his weekly update that an avalanche team visit would help “determine our approach for reopening the highway later this spring.” The...
Community briefs: Feb. 17, 2016

Community briefs: Feb. 17, 2016

MVES student qualifies for state chess tournament Alexander Nicolazzo, a sixth-grade student at Methow Valley Elementary School, took first place in the sixth-grade category on Feb. 6 at the Groundhog Chess Tournament in Spokane. He qualified for the state tournament at the Tacoma Convention Center on April 16. Film about dying Speaking of Dying, a...
New Parent-Teacher Organization at MV Elementary School

New Parent-Teacher Organization at MV Elementary School

There is a new parent-teacher organization (PTO) at Methow Valley Elementary School, which offers parents and families a variety of ways to become involved with the school and their kids’ learning. The PTO has a set up a volunteer room where people can help teachers with classroom projects by assembling materials for lessons and other...
Cooley headed to state finals in Poetry Out Loud competition

Cooley headed to state finals in Poetry Out Loud competition

Liberty Bell High School freshman Lillian Cooley took second place at the regional finals of Poetry Out Loud and will compete in the state finals on March 5 in Tacoma. Cooley, who won the local Poetry Out Loud competition, will face 12 other competitors at the state finals. The state winner will advance to the...
Community briefs: Feb. 10, 2016

Community briefs: Feb. 10, 2016

A send-off for the hut A community event to celebrate the relocation of a small cabin from the brow of Flagg Mountain will be held on Saturday (Feb. 13) at the Mazama Community Club from 5 – 7 p.m. There will be beverages and snacks at the free event. For more information, email info@movethehut.org. The cabin was built...
Methow Valley school kids enjoy local lunch

Methow Valley school kids enjoy local lunch

It’s not every day that people actually go out of their way to eat lunch in a school cafeteria. But last Wednesday (Feb. 3), parents and community members joined all the students in the Methow Valley School District for a special meal of local foods to celebrate Winter Taste Washington Day. Many of the ingredients — including...
Valley Teen Center open for activities

Valley Teen Center open for activities

The Valley Teen Center, relocated to the Bunkhouse on the TwispWorks campus, is open two days a week for activities. All the activities are free to participants. On Wednesdays, the center is open from 3:30 – 7 p.m. for individual academic support, a quiet place to work on personal projects and receive personal assistance accessing community resources...
Community briefs: Feb. 3, 2016

Community briefs: Feb. 3, 2016

Gaining insight An introductory workshop on the “Creative Insight Journey” will be offered on Friday (Feb. 5) at the Education Station at TwispWorks. The event begins at 7:30 p.m., and admission is by donation. The workshop introduces an upcoming course originally from Stanford University’s Business Program. For more information, call (360) 510‑7741 or email lesasevin@gmail.com. Learn...
Taxable business property lists due

Taxable business property lists due

The annual itemized list of personal property used in a business, ranch or farm is due to the Okanogan County assessor. State law requires all businesses to submit a list of all taxable personal property as of Jan. 1, including desks and chairs, computers, display cases, camera security systems, furniture used in nightly rentals, farm...
Winthrop rink expects (fingers crossed) to get its ice-making equipment this week

Winthrop rink expects (fingers crossed) to get its ice-making equipment this week

Jill Calvert’s report to the Winthrop Town Council on the status of improvements at the Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink (WISR) last week offered a ray of hope after weeks of anticipation.