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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...
Winthrop Rink closes Sunday after a record season

Winthrop Rink closes Sunday after a record season

The Winthrop Rink closes for the winter on Sunday (March 12), after a successful first season with ice-making equipment that allowed the facility to stay open longer than it ever has. Through March 5, the rink had been open for 108 days this season, according to information provided by rink manager Connor Walsh. The previous...
Henning out as marshal in Winthrop

Henning out as marshal in Winthrop

Winthrop Marshal Hal Henning has been let go from his position as the town’s only full-time law enforcement officer. Henning was fired during a meeting Wednesday morning (Feb. 22) with Winthrop Mayor Anne Acheson. The decision was effective immediately. Henning and Acheson have had some …
Proposed annexation of Winthrop to District 6 winning by a large margin

Proposed annexation of Winthrop to District 6 winning by a large margin

Voters in both the Town of Winthrop and Okanogan County Fire District 6 are handily approving a proposed annexation of the town to the fire district, the first tally of special election votes indicated on Tuesday night (Feb. 14). According to Okanogan County Auditor’s Office results posted after 8 p.m. Tuesday, Winthrop voters were approving...
Liberty Bell tops Oroville, moves on in league playoffs

Liberty Bell tops Oroville, moves on in league playoffs

The Liberty Bell High School girls’ basketball team advanced to the next round of the Central Washington 2B league playoffs with a 48-45 victory over Oroville on Tuesday (Feb. 7) in the Lady Lions’ home gym, assuring the team of at least three more games this season. Liberty Bell will play …