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CHRISTMAS DINNER IN TWISP

The Methow Valley Snowmobile Association will host its annual community Christmas dinner on Christmas Day (Dec. 25) at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. The free event will take place from noon – 3 p.m.
LOUP LOUP SKI BOWL READY TO OPEN

LOUP LOUP SKI BOWL READY TO OPEN

Loup Loup Ski Bowl will open for tubing on Saturday and Sunday (Dec. 12-13) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and full operations will begin on Wednesday (Dec. 16), from 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. The Loup office will be open this weekend for those who want to buy season passes. The ski area will be open again on...

Storm Watch issued for Saturday afternoon and evening (Dec. 12)

Snow returns Saturday afternoon, tapering of early Sunday morning. The National Weather Service Storm Watch says we should expect 4 to 9 inches in the valleys and 8 to 14 inches in the mountains. The Storm Watch specifically mentions that travel on Highway 20 in the Methow Valley may become quite hazardous. Visitors, this means...

Heavy rains predicted until Thursday (Dec. 10)

The National Weather Service in Spokane now has us under a Flood Advisory until 12:15 a.m. Thursday night (Dec. 10). This advisory covers the Idaho Panhandle as well as most of northeastern Washington state. Heavy rain is forecast for the entire area through midweek, with snow levels rising to above 6,000 feet today. Total rainfall...

WSDOT working to reopen one lane of US 2 between Skykomish and Stevens Pass before Thanksgiving

From the Washington State Department of Transportation: SKYKOMISH – The Washington State Department of Transportation is working to get traffic moving again on US 2 between Skykomish and the summit at Stevens Pass by Wednesday, Nov. 25. “Our bridge engineers spent the morning assessing the damage to the bridge and developing a plan to restore...

Tuesday storms close Stevens Pass

The storms that happened Tuesday (Nov. 17) took an enormous toll statewide. Although The Methow Valley escaped the worst of it, the damage in other locations may have some significant impacts locally. A bridge on Stevens Pass suffered severe erosion of its foundation. As a result, US 2 between Skykomish and the summit will remain closed until...

HIGHWAY 20 TEMPORARILY CLOSED, WILL REASSESS NOV. 16

Highway 20 over Washington Pass (the North Cascades Highway) was closed today (Thursday, Nov. 12) at 10 a.m. because of “adverse weather and avalanche hazards,” the Washington State Department of Highways (WSDOT) said. Conditions will be re-evaluted on Monday (Nov. 16), WSDOT said. The highway will be closed from the Silver Star gate (milepost 170)...

Veterans Day closures, outages

It’s open to speculation how much anyone will be able to get done next Wednesday (Nov. 11), the Veterans Day holiday. Post offices, banks, libraries, school districts and all levels of government — local, county, state and federal — will be taking the day off. That will be complicated by a power outage planned by...

STOKES HOLDS LEAD OVER REIBER AFTER SECOND ROUND OF VOTE TALLIES

Challenger Les Stokes continued to lead incumbent Roy Reiber in the race for a seat on the Okanogan County fire District 6 board of commissioners after the second round of voting results was reported Friday (Nov. 6) by the Okanogan County auditor’s office. Stokes drew 808 votes, or about 52 percent, while Reiber drew 739...

Early deadlines for Methow Valley News in November

The Methow Valley News will have early publication deadlines for the issues of Nov. 11 and Nov. 25. All advertising and news items must be submitted by Friday, Nov. 6, for the Nov. 11 issue. Materials must be submitted by Friday, Nov. 20, for the Nov. 25 issue. The paper will be printed early for...