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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 …
Parent/community forum on special education

Parent/community forum on special education

Parents, families and interested community members are invited to a forum about the special education services and programs provided by the Methow Valley School District. The meeting will be the first in a series to launch discussions about how to improve services to students with special needs and their families, according to Leanne Lafferty, the...

Methow Valley School District levies both passing

Both of the Methow Valley School District levy proposals on the Tuesday (Feb. 9) ballot were being approved by comfortable margins after the first round of ballot counting, the Okanogan County Auditor’s office reported. A proposal to replace the existing maintenance and operations levy drew 967 “yes” votes (61 percent) and 617 “no” votes (39...

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...