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College students use spring break to help with post-fire recovery efforts

College students use spring break to help with post-fire recovery efforts

About 85 college students from a Christian campus organization are spending their spring break helping with post-fire recovery in the Methow Valley and other areas impacted by the Carlton Complex Fire. Among them …
‘Strike team’ volunteers needed for fire recovery efforts

‘Strike team’ volunteers needed for fire recovery efforts

To provide support for the fire recovery effort and the many volunteers that will be coming to the area to help, “strike teams” made up of local residents are being organized by the …
Cinder out of hibernation in Idaho, making good recovery

Cinder out of hibernation in Idaho, making good recovery

Along with many of Washington’s black bears, Cinder has emerged from hibernation at an Idaho rehabilitation center where she spent the winter, preparing for her return to the Methow Valley.
Valley residents injured in Hwy. 20 traffic accident

Valley residents injured in Hwy. 20 traffic accident

Two Methow Valley residents and an Omak resident were injured Monday (March 23) in an early morning traffic accident on Highway 20 about six miles west of Okanogan, the Washington State Patrol reported.
The IB framework: how the program is intended to work

The IB framework: how the program is intended to work

“It’s not a curriculum — it’s a framework.” Methow Valley School District administrators have repeated this distinction frequently to explain the IB program to the community. But to understand what that really means …
School district info meeting draws IB skeptics – and supporters

School district info meeting draws IB skeptics – and supporters

In a sometimes-divisive public meeting, some parents said the Methow Valley School District’s proposal to adopt the International Baccalaureate (IB) program would finally make school exciting, while others said it …
International Baccalaureate and UNESCO — is there a connection?

International Baccalaureate and UNESCO — is there a connection?

International Baccalaureate (IB) started 46 years ago as an international school in Geneva, Switzerland, primarily to provide consistent education for the children of businesspeople and diplomats.
North Cascades Highway may open next week

North Cascades Highway may open next week

Highway crews expect to have the North Cascades Highway open by next week, or early the following week, making this year one of the earliest openings in a decade. Barring equipment breakdowns or other unforeseen …
Cougar killed after close encounter at Rendezvous home

Cougar killed after close encounter at Rendezvous home

Nate Hirsch, 15, was sitting on a couch in his upper Rendezvous home before school last week when he sensed something that made him turn around and look toward a window just behind him.
Black bears may make early emergence from hibernation

Black bears may make early emergence from hibernation

By Ann McCreary Unseasonably warm weather means Washington’s black bears are on the move earlier than normal this spring, and wildlife managers have tips for avoiding conflicts with hungry bruins. “Black bears usually start making an appearance in mid-to-late April, but warm weather can cause them to stir earlier,” said Rich Beausoleil, bear and cougar...