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White-nose syndrome shows up in Wasington

White-nose syndrome shows up in Wasington

The disease that’s wiped out at least 7 million bats in the East and Midwest has now jumped to the West. Hikers in Washington, 30 miles east of Seattle, found a sick little brown bat on March 11 and took it to a wildlife sanctuary, where it died a few days later. The USGS National Wildlife...
County planning group considers changes to zoning code

County planning group considers changes to zoning code

The Okanogan County planning commission is holding a special meeting on Monday (Feb. 29) to discuss amendments to the county’s zoning code. It is not a hearing and public testimony will not be permitted, but people…
News briefs: Feb. 3, 2016

News briefs: Feb. 3, 2016

Special election ballots due Mail-in ballots for the Feb. 9 special election most be postmarked by Election Day. Locally, the only ballot item is for the Methow Valley School District, which is seeking renewal of two property tax levies — one for maintenance and operation, and one for technological support. If you have not received your ballot,...
Lady Lions ride strong serving game to volleyball win over Manson

Lady Lions ride strong serving game to volleyball win over Manson

League-leading Okanogan powered past the Liberty Bell High School volleyball team, 3-0, on Oct. 29, but the Lady Lions bounced back with a 3-1 win over Manson two days later. That win moved Liberty Bell into contention for a playoff spot at the season’s midpoint.
Community briefs: September 9, 2015

Community briefs: September 9, 2015

Sale benefits Community School A yard sale to benefit the Methow Valley Community School will be held on Saturday (Sept. 12) at the school in Twisp, from 9 a.m. – noon. For more information, call 997-4447. Yoga for Room One “Methow Global Mala,” which will combine yoga, meditation, chanting and breathing exercises led by local yoga instructors,...