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Headwaters Campaign focused on administrative act

Headwaters Campaign focused on administrative act

One big question was on a lot minds last weekend when leaders of the Methow Headwaters Campaign hosted an informational meeting at the Twisp River Grange: How might the incoming Trump administration, with …
New weather reporting system now accessible at Methow Valley State Airport

New weather reporting system now accessible at Methow Valley State Airport

Pilots traveling in the Winthrop area can now access a new weather reporting system — also known as an automated weather observing system (AWOS) — at www.wsdot.wa.gov/aviation/AllStateAirports/Winthrop_MethowValleyState.htm. The newly installed AWOS is currently active and broadcasting weather conditions such as wind, rain and visibility to pilots in the area. The Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) Aviation Division activated...
Twisp proposes recreation projects at town park

Twisp proposes recreation projects at town park

The Town of Twisp is considering building a single tennis court next to the swimming pool and basketball court, and extending an existing trail. The projects are in the Twisp Town Park. If the extension is approved, the trail would run south along the Methow River and then west to Methow Street, a total of...
Snowmobile club installs warming hut at Sweetgrass

Snowmobile club installs warming hut at Sweetgrass

Backcountry snowmobilers will find a new warming shelter at Sweetgrass Butte this winter, courtesy of the Methow Valley Snowmobile Association (MVSA). MVSA president Craig Stahl said the …
Two new commissioners on Okanogan County board

Two new commissioners on Okanogan County board

Okanogan County will have two new commissioners — a majority on the three-member board — with both Andy Hover and Chris Branch defeating their opponents by healthy margins in the Nov. 8 general election.
Winthrop Town Council supports Methow Headwaters Campaign

Winthrop Town Council supports Methow Headwaters Campaign

Winthrop has joined Twisp in supporting efforts of the Methow Headwaters Campaign to limit large-scale mining in 340,000-plus acres of U.S. Forest Service land north of Mazama. At its meeting last week, the …
Hover, Branch hold leads in county commissioner races

Hover, Branch hold leads in county commissioner races

Challenger Chris Branch maintained his lead over incumbent Okanogan County Commissioner Sheilah Kennedy for the District 1 seat after an updated count of election returns was posted Monday (Nov. 14) by the Okanogan Count…
Residents get a look at plans for Twisp’s downtown

Residents get a look at plans for Twisp’s downtown

Local residents got a close-up look at plans for two major projects in Twisp — revitalizing the downtown core to attract more visitors; and replacing the cramped, worn-out town hall with a new civic building — during …
Commissioners seek info from tourism council

Commissioners seek info from tourism council

The Okanogan County commissioners have asked the organization that markets the county to tourists for more detailed information about how it promotes different regions of the county. The commissioners also want the Okanogan County Tourism Council …
Standing with Standing Rock

Standing with Standing Rock

About 100 people gathered at a vigil in Twisp on Tuesday (Nov. 15) in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, who are seeking to block the Dakota Access Pipeline. They collected financial contributions and warm clothing and other supplies, which half a dozen Methow Valley residents plan to deliver to the group of “indigenous...