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Prescribed burning update for the Upper Rendezvous burn unit

The U.S. Forest Service said this morning (April 30) that it has received approval to burn a portion of the Upper Rendezvous burn unit. The burn involves about 160-180 acres and is located at Rendezvous Pass between Fawn Creek and Cub Creek, about 7 miles northwest of Winthrop. The weather forecast predicts steady winds out...

School district seeks advice about next MV Elementary principal

What qualities and characteristics would you like to see in the next principal for Methow Valley Elementary School? The Methow Valley School District invites community members to provide suggestions about qualifications and other priorities for the district to use in hiring the next principal. People can make suggestions at a community forum on Monday (April...
The answer is: yes, still time to register for Trivia Night

The answer is: yes, still time to register for Trivia Night

Registration closes next Tuesday (April 21) for Trivia Night, an evening of friendly mental competition to benefit Public School Funding Alliance that will take place on April 27. Four-person teams compete in three rounds of written questions covering a wide range of topics including pop culture, literature, geography, sports, history, math, science, art, music, and...

Travel delays over Loup Loup highway

Motorists traveling over Loup Loup Pass (Highway 20 between Twisp and Okanogan) can expect short delays next week as Washington State Department of Transportation crews clean ditches and complete other drainage work. Flaggers will control traffic from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday (April 13-16).

Studded tires must come off

A reminder from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT): The deadline for removing studded tires is Tuesday (March 31). Under state law, driving with studded tires after March 31 is a traffic infraction and could result in a $124 ticket. WSDOT crews will continue to monitor roads, passes and forecasts and work to clear...
North Cascades Highway clearing to begin March 16

North Cascades Highway clearing to begin March 16

The annual effort to reopen the North Cascades Highway will begin Monday (March 16) from the east side, and work from the west side will start on March 23, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT said Wednesday (March 11). “Stabilization work on a rock slope west of Rainy Pass is expected to be finished...

Daylight saving time

Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday (March 8). Set all of your clocks one hour ahead to ensure you’re on the same schedule as everyone else.

Learn about bird flu

A public meeting about avian influenza (bird flu) is being held to provide up-to-date information for poultry producers and owners of backyard flocks and interested members of the public. The meeting will cover what symptoms to look for in birds and what people can do to protect susceptible bird species. Although there have been laboratory-confirmed...
Supreme Court decision on PUD powerline

Supreme Court decision on PUD powerline

By Marcy Stamper
After more than a dozen years of lawsuits, the Okanogan County Public Utility District’s transmission line from Pateros to Twisp has won an almost certain path to construction with a Washington Supreme Court decision that the utility …

Legislative work session on fire response

The House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee is holding a work session regarding state forest fire response and recovery through the lens of the Carlton Complex Fire. The session is Thursday (Jan. 29) from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The public can sit in but there is usually no public testimony at work sessions. The work...