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Summer program offers free lunch for youth at Twisp park

Summer program offers free lunch for youth at Twisp park

By Laurelle Walsh
Kids 18 years old and younger are invited to have lunch — for free — at the Twisp Town Park this summer, Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Twisp reinstates police agreement with Winthrop

Twisp reinstates police agreement with Winthrop

By Ann McCreary

Twisp officials have decided to reinstate an agreement that authorizes police officers from Winthrop to enforce laws within Twisp …

News briefs: July 2, 2014

News briefs: July 2, 2014

This week: DNR imposes burn ban on eastern Washington lands and Shoreline restrictions near Wanapum Dam extended
Celebrate the Twisp airport’s birthday at its annual Fly-In

Celebrate the Twisp airport’s birthday at its annual Fly-In

By Laurelle Walsh
Twisp Municipal Airport’s 19th annual Fly-In this Saturday (July 5) recognizes the anniversary of the airport’s opening 69 years ago on July 4, 1945. All are invited to share in the celebration, enjoy a pancake breakfast, and take a look at some painstakingly restored vintage airplanes and …

DNR imposes burn ban on eastern Washington lands

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will imposed a burn ban on DNR-protected lands east of the Cascades beginning Tuesday (July 1), and is expected to last through Sept. 30. The burn ban is currently limited to eastern Washington. It may eventually be extended to western Washington as conditions warrant, the DNR said....
Shoreline restrictions near Wanapum Dam extended

Shoreline restrictions near Wanapum Dam extended

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has extended the closure of four water access sites along the Columbia River behind Wanapum Dam through Oct. 31, while work continues to repair a fractured spillway, the agency said in a press release. WDFW officials closed the sites and access to the beach in March, after...
Tough questions raised about county’s comp plan draft

Tough questions raised about county’s comp plan draft

By Ann McCreary
Concerns about over-allocation of water resources, inadequate protection of groundwater, and impacts of high-density development in rural areas are among …
Commissioners OK expansion of ATV access

Commissioners OK expansion of ATV access

By Ann McCreary

An ordinance opening more than 420 miles of roads in Okanogan County to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) was approved Monday (June 23) by the Okanogan County Commission.

State regulators tell WasteWise to increase rate hike request

State regulators tell WasteWise to increase rate hike request

By Ann McCreary

WasteWise Methow, the valley’s garbage collection business, has been directed by state utilities regulators to increase the amount requested in a …

Area traffic accidents result in injuries, pending charges

Area traffic accidents result in injuries, pending charges

Charges expected in accident near Twisp and Winthrop man uninjured in Highway 97 accident