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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.
Winthrop to set conditions on first marijuana retail store

Winthrop to set conditions on first marijuana retail store

By Laurelle Walsh
A public hearing will be held at the Winthrop Town Council meeting tonight (July 2) on a conditional use permit that would allow Austin Lott to …
Groundwater impacts of copper exploration studied

Groundwater impacts of copper exploration studied

By Ann McCreary

The Methow Ranger District is waiting for results of a preliminary analysis of potential effects to groundwater to determine whether …

Estes steps down from Twisp Town Council

Estes steps down from Twisp Town Council

By Ann McCreary

After serving more than eight years and two full terms, Clint Estes has resigned from the Twisp Town Council. Mayor Soo Ing-Moody informed the …

Forest Service to review regs for ‘over-snow vehicles’

Forest Service to review regs for ‘over-snow vehicles’

By Ann McCreary

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to regulate where and when “over-snow vehicles” such as snowmobiles are used on national forests, and is seeking public comment …