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Burn ban called for Okanogan, Kittitas counties

Warm air and a shallow layer of fog in mountain valleys is trapping smoke and impairing air quality, prompting Stage 1 burn bans in Okanogan and Kittitas and counties that begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 9) and will extend until at least 10 a.m. Friday (Feb. 12), the Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) announced....
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...

POWER OUTAGE TONIGHT (Jan. 20)

The Okanogan County Public Utility District announced that there will be a one-hour power outage from midnight Wednesday (Jan. 20) to 1 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 21) in the town of Twisp and south of Twisp along Highway 153 to the Libby Creek area. The PUD will be making emergency repairs to the Twisp substation. 

Burn ban lifted in Okanogan county

Stage 1 burn bans that started as early as Dec. 29, 2015, have been lifted in Okanogan, Klickitat, Kittitas, Chelan and Douglas  counties, according to the Washington Department of Ecology. Ecology atmospheric scientist Ranil Dhammapala said improving weather conditions have helped to disperse air pollution leading to better air quality. No major air quality concerns...
Register now to vote on school levies in February

Register now to vote on school levies in February

Anyone who lives in the Methow Valley School District who wants to vote on two replacement levies for the district – but who isn’t currently registered to vote – has until Monday (Jan. 11) to register online or by mail. That is also the deadline for updating an existing registration if an address or name...
Burn ban extended to next week

Burn ban extended to next week

A stage 1 burn ban that was imposed on Dec. 29 in Okanogan, Kittitas, Chelan and Douglas, counties has been further extended to 10 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 12), the state Department of Ecology (DOE) announced. DOE said it imposed the ban because stagnant air conditions are forecast in the region, putting the counties at risk...

Burn ban extended to Thursday (Jan. 7, 2016)

A stage 1 burn ban that was imposed on Dec. 29 in Okanogan, Kittitas, Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Asotin and Walla Walla counties has been extended to 10 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 7), the state Department of Ecology (DOE) announced. DOE said it imposed the ban because stagnant air conditions are forecast in the...
Outdoor burn ban imposed Tuesday

Outdoor burn ban imposed Tuesday

A stage 1 burn ban was imposed Tuesday (Dec. 29) beginning at 4 p.m. in Okanogan, Kittitas, Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Asotin and Walla Walla counties, the state Department of Ecology (DOE) announced. The ban will continue through at least 10 a.m. on Monday (Jan. 4), DOE said. DOE said it imposed the...

CHRISTMAS DINNER IN TWISP

The Methow Valley Snowmobile Association will host its annual community Christmas dinner on Christmas Day (Dec. 25) at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. The free event will take place from noon – 3 p.m.
LOUP LOUP SKI BOWL READY TO OPEN

LOUP LOUP SKI BOWL READY TO OPEN

Loup Loup Ski Bowl will open for tubing on Saturday and Sunday (Dec. 12-13) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and full operations will begin on Wednesday (Dec. 16), from 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. The Loup office will be open this weekend for those who want to buy season passes. The ski area will be open again on...