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CLIMBER DIES IN FALL AT MAZAMA

CLIMBER DIES IN FALL AT MAZAMA

A 26-year-old Seattle man died Tuesday (May 3) after falling more than 100 feet while climbing Goat Wall near Mazama, according to the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office. It appeared that the fall resulted when a knot tying two climbing ropes together came undone, said Steve Brown, chief criminal deputy with the sheriff’s office.
Twisp River Pub celebrates Cinco de Mayo despite fire damage

Twisp River Pub celebrates Cinco de Mayo despite fire damage

Not to be deterred by a fire that caused extensive damage, the still-closed Twisp River Pub will nonetheless continue a tradition by hosting a Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 5 at the Winthrop Barn, from 6 – 10 p.m. The event will feature music by Bootleg Sunshine and a Mexican buffet dinner. Cost is $10 for kids...
Twisp police chief to host community talk about gun ownership on April 27

Twisp police chief to host community talk about gun ownership on April 27

Twisp Police Chief Paul Budrow will host an informal community discussion about gun ownership, safety, applicable laws and appropriate training next Wednesday (April 27) at 6 p.m. at the Methow Valley Senior Center. Budrow said the meeting…

Progress on Highway 20 snow clearing

Snow slides made clearing the North Cascades Scenic Highway (Highway 20) a bit more challenging last week, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). Crews on the east side of Washington Pass advanced to milepost 164, but much of the week was spent re-clearing snow on the road from the dozen avalanche chutes...
Easter Egg hunt delayed

Easter Egg hunt delayed

The annual Twisp Valley Grange Easter egg hunt — delayed because of the snowpack at Pearrygin Lake State Park — will be on April 23 at the Twisp Town Park. The free event, co-sponsored by Ulrich’s Pharmacy and Winthrop Kiwanis, will feature a barbecue, prizes and pictures with Easter Bunny. The fun begins at 11:45 a.m. For more information, call...
Methow Valley Elementary student expelled after gun incident

Methow Valley Elementary student expelled after gun incident

**EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated @ 10:10 a.m. 3/17/16 to clarify notification process** **EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated @ 10:27 a.m. 3/17/16 to add information regarding the weapon** A sixth-grade student at Methow Valley Elementary School has been expelled after he brought a gun onto the school campus Wednesday afternoon (March 16), Superintendent Tom Venable said. No one was...

Daylight Saving Time is upon us

Daylight Saving Time arrives Sunday (March 13), which means spring isn’t far behind. How far behind depends on the source you consult, and where you are. But first, remember to set your clocks ahead one hour (spring forward!) Saturday night. Daylight Saving Time officially begins at 2 a.m. Sunday. Your digital devices will probably take...
Landline phone service only working for local calls in Methow Valley

Landline phone service only working for local calls in Methow Valley

People in the Methow Valley can make phone calls on landlines only to other landlines in the Methow Valley and can also only get incoming calls from other landlines in the valley. Because the outage affects long-distance calls, it means people cannot call 911 …

Four more shows for ‘Last Salmon’

“The Last Salmon,” a story-telling musical based on a book by local author Phil Davis and told through music composed by award-winning songwriter Casey James, will be presented Thursday through Sunday (March 3 – 6) at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. The show tells the story of a wild salmon, Buck, who travels with his fishy friends...

Early morning fire damages Twisp River Pub

An early morning fire on Monday (Feb. 29) caused extensive damage to the Twisp River Pub on Highway 20. The cause of the fire is under investigation. An investigator from Douglas County was expected to be in Twisp on Monday to …