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Flower power

Flower power

Methow Conservancy Educational Programs Director Mary Kiesau led 10 plant lovers on a “Wildflower Walk and Talk” above Riser Lake last Friday. Arrowleaf balsamroot, lupine and service berry were among the floriferous displays. The next wildflower walk is scheduled for May 14.
Community briefs: May 7, 2014

Community briefs: May 7, 2014

Cove food drive bags mailed this week Plastic collection bags for The Cove Methow Valley Food Bank’s 15th annual food drive will be mailed to valley residents on Saturday (May 10). The drive will be conducted on May 15 with the help of post offices in Twisp, Winthrop, Carlton and Methow. Residents are asked to...
Senior news: May 7, 2014

Senior news: May 7, 2014

By Susie Heller
Well, what a fun time we had last week. We celebrated two May birthdays, Bev Holcomb and Lloyd Berge. As Marie Antoinette supposedly said, “let them eat cake!” And we did. I don’t think she meant …
Winthrop names woman to be town marshal

Winthrop names woman to be town marshal

By Don Nelson

Winthrop Mayor Sue Langdalen announced Wednesday (May 7) at the Town Council meeting that the town’s next marshal is a woman: Rikki Schwab, currently …

Becoming a Master Gardener

Becoming a Master Gardener

`The purpose of the Washington State University Extension Master Gardener Program is to train volunteers to be effective community educators in gardening and environmental stewardship. Master Gardeners provide information generated from research at WSU and other university systems. Successful applicants must complete the online training course; attend scheduled classes; pass quizzes and exams; and volunteer...
Telling stories: Our gardens reflect who we are

Telling stories: Our gardens reflect who we are

By Theresa Miller

Every garden has a story to tell and many of us who garden here in the Methow Valley have our own. A garden is so much more than just growing food. Our gardens reflect who we are and how we want to interact with our garden space and surroundings. For...

The  garden  is a grand  teacher

The garden is a grand teacher

By Laurelle Walsh

Some of the Methow Valley’s youngest gardeners are outside this week, turning over cover crops, preparing beds for planting, putting seeds in the ground, pruning perennials and making compost.

Methow Valley School District students — 320 of them, from kindergarteners to high school seniors — make gardening …

Community briefs: April 30, 2014

Community briefs: April 30, 2014

This week: Shop a little at Just Bee-Cause, saddle up for Bike rodeos scheduled in May, June and MCS students attend convention
Sorting it out for Earth Day

Sorting it out for Earth Day

Methow Recycles Plant Manager Susan Ernsdorff, left, WasteWise Methow owner Casey Bouchard, and volunteer litter picker-uppers Jane Hubrig and Kris Borgias sort litter picked up off valley roadsides on Saturday at the Winthrop Town Trailhead

Trailer access eased on Harts Pass Road

Trailer restrictions on Harts Pass Road have been changed for the spring season to allow trailers of up to 20 feet in length, regardless of the number of axles, according to the U.S. Forest Service. In the past, the Forest Service allowed only single-axle trailers, but recently changed the restriction to trailers equal to or...