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Try Washington Wines in Winthrop Saturday

Try Washington Wines in Winthrop Saturday

By Laurelle Walsh
Family Wineries of Washington State — an organization that advocates for small wineries around the state — the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce, and Lost River Winery have resurrected the Winthrop Wine Festival, which has been on hiatus for the last two years, according to Lost River Winery owner John Morgan.
Proposal would reduce hazardous fuels on USFS lands near Mazama

Proposal would reduce hazardous fuels on USFS lands near Mazama

By Ann McCreary
The Methow Valley Ranger District is seeking input on a proposal to conduct hazardous fuels reduction on national forest lands around Mazama. Interested individuals are encouraged to participate in project planning by …
Spokes fighting strokes

Spokes fighting strokes

By Marcy Stamper
Four cyclists and the driver of a support van passed through town on the Fourth of July weekend, just one week into a 5,200-mile bike ride to build awareness of the potential for cycling to aid in recovery—and provide independence and mobility—for survivors of strokes and of other brain injuries.
Facilities task force proposes $5.5 million for campus, buses

Facilities task force proposes $5.5 million for campus, buses

By Marcy Stamper
After three months of study, the task force that has been assessing facilities needs at the Methow Valley School District is recommending spending $4.5 million on maintenance and upgrades in the district’s schools and grounds and another …
Fire district nearing approval of levy request

Fire district nearing approval of levy request

By Ann McCreary

Fire district commissioners are expected to approve a resolution next week calling for increased property taxes to build a new fire station in Winthrop for Okanogan County Fire District 6.
Help wanted

Help wanted

By Ann McCreary

During any busy summer weekend in Winthrop, visitors swarm Sheri’s Sweet Shoppe like yellow jackets at a picnic. Chances are they’ll be served the ice cream cones and candy that are Sheri’s specialty by an employee from Europe. “Usually a quarter to a third of …
Fourth of July parade 2014

Fourth of July parade 2014

July 4, 2014 was a great day for a parade. We hope you enjoy our gallery, the product of three staff photographers as well as community contributions.
Twisp Airport Fly In

Twisp Airport Fly In

Saturday Morning, July 5, was another beautiful Methow Valley summer day. Just the kind of day when eating pancakes and watching airplanes seems like the perfect thing to do.
Celebrate the 4th in Twisp

Celebrate the 4th in Twisp

By Laurelle Walsh
The Fourth of July in Twisp offers a full day of celebration, patriotism, entertainment and art for the entire family. The fun starts at 11 a.m. with the traditional hometown parade down Glover Street, complete with police on horseback …
Lake effect

Lake effect

Summer has officially arrived at Silverline Resort on the shores of  Pearrygin Lake. Kids and adults camping at the resort were enjoying the cool lake waters on many levels last Saturday. Hotter weather is in the forecast for the upcoming week including the Fourth of July.