Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

NEWS
Twisp-area dog escapes ‘scary’ wolf attack with injuries

Twisp-area dog escapes ‘scary’ wolf attack with injuries

By Ann McCreary
Mandy and Paul Schmekel say they’re keeping a close eye on their four young boys after two wolves attacked a family dog last week …
WSDOT: move cars at Early Winters

WSDOT: move cars at Early Winters

The Washington State Department of Transportation wants outdoor recreationists to know: once WSDOT begins clearing snow from the North Cascades Highway on Monday (March 31), any vehicles parked in the Early Winters right-of-way (where the highway is closed) will be removed so they don’t interfere with the road-clearing work. “This morning there are about a...

County commissioners to hold meeting about parks and rec board

By Ann McCreary
A special meeting to discuss Okanogan County’s Park and Recreation Board has been called by Okanogan County commissioners for Thursday (March 27) at 5 p.m. …

Rec district candidates to appear at public forum

Methow Valley residents will hear from all the candidates running for the Methow Valley Recreation District commission during a public forum Thursday (March 27) at the Twisp Valley Grange. The meeting, hosted by the Twisp and Winthrop chambers of commerce, begins at 6:30 p.m. Each candidate will answer a set of questions about their reasons...
Emergency response coalition being developed for valley

Emergency response coalition being developed for valley

By Laurelle Walsh
An effort to coordinate a network of volunteers into the Coalition of Emergency Response, a group that would support local firefighters on …
Rec meeting draws supporters, skeptics

Rec meeting draws supporters, skeptics

By Ann McCreary
At a standing-room-only meeting last week about the proposed Methow Valley Recreation District, several speakers said they favored supporting recreation in the valley, but were leery of …
Deadline to buy subsidized insurance fast approaching

Deadline to buy subsidized insurance fast approaching

By Ann McCreary
The deadline to enroll and submit payment for a private health insurance plan through the state’s “Healthplanfinder” website is March 31 at 11:59 p.m.

Scaled-back development up for planning department review again in Mazama

By Marcy Stamper
A Mazama property owner has revised a proposal for a development on Goat Creek Road, scaling it back to two residences instead of three on the eight-and-a-half acres. Project sponsor Ken Madden filed a revised proposal in March with …
Local biologists await fix at Wanapum Dam to allow fish passage

Local biologists await fix at Wanapum Dam to allow fish passage

By Marcy Stamper
It’s a 150-mile swim from Wanapum Dam to Winthrop, but fish biologists in the Methow Valley are keeping careful tabs on proposed fixes that will enable salmon to get through when the first spring Chinook reach the dam next month, en route …
Methow will be part of wolf research program

Methow will be part of wolf research program

By Ann McCreary
The Methow Valley will be included in a research program that will investigate non-lethal interventions to reduce conflicts between livestock and wolves. The Lookout Pack is one of six packs in eastern Washington that will …