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New dental clinic opens in Twisp next week

New dental clinic opens in Twisp next week

By Don Nelson
Family Health Centers’ new dental clinic in Twisp will open for business on Feb. 5, with Mazama resident Dr. Teresa Castner providing dental services. The clinic will be in the former offices of Dr. John Nickell at …
County awaiting federal decision on $1.5 million to replace lost timber revenue

County awaiting federal decision on $1.5 million to replace lost timber revenue

By Marcy Stamper
One and a half million dollars for county roads, schools and fire prevention — to compensate counties for a loss of income from logging on federal lands — is hanging in the balance, since Congress did not …
Methow district puts off decision on joining new league

Methow district puts off decision on joining new league

By Don Nelson
The Methow Valley School District will wait a year and gather more information before deciding whether to realign with a proposed new league for North Central Washington schools, Superintendent Tom Venable said this week.
Twisp monitoring its water supply to keep up with development

Twisp monitoring its water supply to keep up with development

By Ann McCreary
Twisp officials are keeping a tally of the amount of water available to serve new residential and commercial development, particularly in light of an increase over the past year in proposals to subdivide property for new home lots.
Cougar sightings scarce this winter

Cougar sightings scarce this winter

By Ann McCreary
In contrast to last winter with its string of cougar attacks on pets and livestock, this winter has been a quiet one so far on the cougar front. “The Methow Valley has had a few sightings. But we have not had the depredation” of last …
School district ready to apply to Int’l Baccalaureate program

School district ready to apply to Int’l Baccalaureate program

By Marcy Stamper It would be a rare status for a small, rural school to be a member of the worldwide International Baccalaureate (IB) program, which combines subjects like English, history and science and emphasizes foreign languages — but the Methow Valley School District is close to applying for candidacy for the program. After a year of...
Organizations dispensing $1.4 million for two phases of fire relief

Organizations dispensing $1.4 million for two phases of fire relief

By Marcy Stamper

Organizations working on fire relief and recovery have released updated tallies for the people they have helped and their current fundraising levels. The long-term recovery organizations in …

Building an airplane, one rivet at a time

Building an airplane, one rivet at a time

By Laurelle Walsh

After two years of not really knowing what his airplane would look like, Peter Dixon’s Van’s RV-7 is finally becoming recognizable. “It’s only looked like an airplane for about the last two months,” he said.

Twisp poised for spurt in residential growth

Twisp poised for spurt in residential growth

By Ann McCreary

The town of Twisp is poised for unprecedented growth in new residential development if proposals submitted to the town for approval over the past year move forward. Several applications that would create almost 50 building lots …
Students examine diversity in MLK events

Students examine diversity in MLK events

By Marcy Stamper
“If you think about it, why is our entire town pretty much one big race?” That question from a seventh-grader was raised as students at Liberty Bell High School reflected on the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr. …