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SR 20/North Cascades Highway reopening planned for May 16

SR 20/North Cascades Highway reopening planned for May 16

REPRINTED FROM WSDOT: Warmer weather helped crews speed up the initial June estimate  DIABLO – It seemed like the winter weather might never end after record rain and snow pounded the state and delayed the reopening of State Route 20/North Cascades Highway. Finally, warmer temperatures, warm rain and sun arrived and should allow crews to...
Erosion, flooding close roads to WDFW campsites

Erosion, flooding close roads to WDFW campsites

Roads to two Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife campgrounds and nearby recreation areas in the Methow Valley have been closed by severe erosion and flooding. Two campgrounds in that area – Bear Creek campground #2 (also known as Lower Bear Creek campground) and Cougar Lake campground – are technically open, but there is no...

Emerge American affiliate sets candidate ‘boot camps’ for Democratic women

Emerge America, a national organization that recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office, has formed a Washington affiliate and will hold two “candidate boot camps” to provide instruction on campaigning to potential candidates in the Northwest. The sessions are scheduled for May 12-14 in Spokane and June 9-11 in Seattle. Democratic women from...

Earth Week-related activities continue through weekend

Methow Valley organizations will host several events this weekend to acknowledge Earth Week: March for clean air, water, public lands A community “people’s climate march” to celebrate clean air, clean water and public lands will be staged in Twisp on Saturday (April 29), starting at the Methow Valley Community Center at 3:30 p.m. and concluding...
Several Earth Day (and Week) events planned around the valley

Several Earth Day (and Week) events planned around the valley

Methow Valley organizations will host several events on and around Earth Day (Saturday, April 22). Here’s a roundup of activities scheduled for this weekend and next weekend: Sprucing up Twisp The Twisp Parks and Rec Commission is organizing a town-wide cleanup on Saturday (April 22), starting at TwispWorks at 9 a.m. Bring work gloves and rakes...

Newhouse unable to attend “listening  session,” but event will go on as scheduled

Congressman Dan Newhouse announced Wednesday (April 19) that he will not be able to attend a scheduled “listening session” in Brewster on Thursday (April 20) because of recent complications in his wife Carol’s treatment for cancer. The session will go on with staff from the 4th District congressman’s office in attendance. “There have been recent...

Newhouse to hold listening session in Brewster on Thursday (April 20)

A listening session on Thursday (April 20) with Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Sunnyside) will be held at Brewster High School, 6-7 p.m. Constituents who plan to attend are advised to register in advance. Newhouse’s office announced the location Monday and provided a link on the congressman’s website for people to register for the event. The session...

Easter events

• The Twisp River Grange’s annual Easter egg hunt, co-sponsored by Winthrop Kiwanis and Ulrich’s Pharmacy, is at noon on Saturday (April 15) at Pearrygin Lake State Park north of Winthrop. Free pictures will be provided by Kiwanis, and Ulrich’s will provide a free lunch. Bring your own Easter basket. • There will be a...
Wildland fire reported south of Carlton

Wildland fire reported south of Carlton

Fire District 6 crews from Carlton, Winthrop and Twisp are currently (5:07 p.m., April 3, 2017) on the scene of a wildland fire on Dancing Bear Road south of Carlton. At last estimate, per scanner traffic, the fire is approximately 1.5 acres and creeping. Firefighter reports of 100% containment have been overheard on the scanner....

LATER-THAN-USUAL OPENING EXPECTED FOR NORTH CASCADES HIGHWAY

Brace yourselves for a late opening of the North Cascades Highway this year. In a press release Wednesday (March 22), the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) said that the annual clearing of the highway will begin around April 10 – but the winter’s heavy snowpack could keep the highway closed until June. “The latest...