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Prescribed burn set for this fall in valley

Prescribed burn set for this fall in valley

The Methow Valley Ranger District is planning a fall underburn totaling about 120 acres in the Wolf Creek drainage, the U.S. Forest Service said in a press release this week. The underburn will reduce fire hazards for adjacent private and public lands by consuming debris left behind from earlier thinning activities, the release said. The...
Barns, boots & country roots

Barns, boots & country roots

The 67th-annual Okanogan County Fair lured exhibitors of pigs, cattle and goats; chickens, lop-eared bunnies and kittens; cookies and brownies; and quilts and pickles from around the county. The Methow Valley Cascaders 4-H Club attracted many new participants this year, who showed 16 pigs, chickens, rabbits, horses and a steer, according to leader Suellen White....
Vintage Wheels

Vintage Wheels

Applicants sought for vacant Winthrop Town Council seat

Applicants sought for vacant Winthrop Town Council seat

By Don Nelson

Applications are being accepted to fill the vacancy on the Winthrop Town Council left by the recent death of longtime council member Mort Banasky, but the position isn’t likely to be filled quickly. At their Sept. 3 meeting, council members agreed not to …

PSFA’s fall fundraising efforts begin

PSFA’s fall fundraising efforts begin

With the beginning of a new school year, Methow Valley Public School Funding Alliance (PSFA) is conducting its annual fall campaign to raise funds for academic enrichment in the public schools. Since 2003, PSFA has raised more than $600,000 to fund programs and purchase materials that expand educational opportunities in the Methow Valley School District....
Catch the peak of hawk migration at this weekend’s festival

Catch the peak of hawk migration at this weekend’s festival

By Laurelle Walsh
The fifth annual Chelan Ridge Hawk Migration Festival takes place this weekend with field trips and bird-oriented programs at Memorial Park in Pateros, at North Cascades Basecamp in Mazama, …
Community briefs: September 10, 2014

Community briefs: September 10, 2014

This week: Check your child’s car seat, Learn first aid, Get ready for cider squeeze, Community potluck at TwispWorks, Food drive at football game, Fire recovery workshop, and Watch out for phone scam
Field trip to study Carlton Complex Fire burn area

Field trip to study Carlton Complex Fire burn area

Staff from the Winthrop-based Pacific Biodiversity Institute will lead a field trip on Saturday (Sept. 13) covering parts of the Carlton Complex Fire burn area to explore wildlife responses and ecosystem recovery. A car pool for the free trip will leave the Hank’s Harvest Foods parking lot in Twisp at 10 a.m. The trip is...
Business casual clothing donated to fire, flood victims 

Business casual clothing donated to fire, flood victims 

Women who lost their homes in the Carlton Complex Fire or the ensuing floods and mudslides may receive new designer clothing courtesy of the Heart of CAbi (Carol Anderson by Invitation) Foundation. On Saturday (Sept. 13) from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Cindy Oliver, CAbi consultant and co-owner of the Three Bears Inn in Winthrop, will...
Thank you cards

Thank you cards

Sixth graders from Burlington, Washington sent more than 40 handmade thank-you cards to Methow Valley firefighters last month, care of Fire District 6 Assistant Chief Cody Acord. A letter on City of Burlington stationery that accompanied the cards stated, “Please help to pass out the cards to the Methow Fire Department and area volunteers,” but...