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Rethinking recycling: changing global markets have impact

Rethinking recycling: changing global markets have impact

Methow Valley  operators adjusting to differences in technology, demand By Marcy Stamper When you bring your recycling to the curb or take it to Methow Recycles in Twisp, where it goes next depends on technology in Seattle and Spokane, and on complex financial markets as far away as China. Some of these factors benefit local...
Workplace bullying, sexual harassment bills go before lawmakers in Olympia

Workplace bullying, sexual harassment bills go before lawmakers in Olympia

Proposals before the state Legislature would grant new protections from sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace. The bills come after national reports about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s alleged repeated bullying and sexual harassment of women …
Citizens’ Climate Lobby hosts meeting in Twisp

Citizens’ Climate Lobby hosts meeting in Twisp

Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL), a group advocating for bipartisan legislation to address climate change, will hold a meeting in Twisp on Friday (Feb. 9) for people interested in learning more about the organization...
County considering changes to application process for nightly rentals

County considering changes to application process for nightly rentals

Okanogan County is considering changes to its procedure for approving and permitting nightly rentals. Nightly rentals, where a property owner rents...
United Methodist pastor looks forward to community dialog

United Methodist pastor looks forward to community dialog

Rev. Kim Poole, who was appointed as pastor at the Methow Valley United Methodist Church last July, says her intention with her sermons at her new church is to inspire people through explanation and education...

Supaman performance at Winthrop Barn changed to Thursday, Feb. 8

Due to an unanticipated emergency, the Supaman concert originally scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Winthrop Barn has been changed to Thursday (Feb. 8) at 7 p.m. People who already have tickets – either in hand or bought online – who want to attend the Thursday show can simply go to the barn on...
Okanogan County looks at compensation process for vacated roads

Okanogan County looks at compensation process for vacated roads

When county roads are closed at the request of a property owner, the county code sets out ways for the county to be compensated for the value of the road. But the Okanogan County code, which lists three categories of roads and multiples scenarios for …
State grants will benefit projects in, near Methow Valley

State grants will benefit projects in, near Methow Valley

The Washington Wildlife & Recreation Program (WWRP) received $80 million with the recent passage of the state’s $4.3 billion capital budget. Included in the funding are two projects in or near the Methow Valley that are funded under WWRP’s land-restoration and enhancement category.
Capital budget green-lights local, regional projects

Capital budget green-lights local, regional projects

Forest thinning, tree planting, and a new civic building and sports complex in Twisp can finally get moving again with the adoption last week of a capital budget by the state Legislature.
Local long-term recovery groups look back on accomplishments

Local long-term recovery groups look back on accomplishments

When people came together to help during the devastating Carlton Complex Fire in July 2014, they were focused on getting food, water and shelter to people who’d lost their homes, not on …