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Valley’s early-season brush fires ‘not unusual this time of year’

Valley’s early-season brush fires ‘not unusual this time of year’

After last summer’s wildfires and an early, dry spring, people are especially jittery about spring burn piles that get out of control. Okanogan County Fire District 6 has responded to a handful of fires in the past month, according to Assistant Fire Chief Cody Acord. Most of the fires were caused when burning of brush...
Community briefs: May 8, 2015

Community briefs: May 8, 2015

Westernization revisited John Lester and Larry Higbee were there at the beginning, when Winthrop adopted its Westernization theme more than 40 years ago. Learn how it all came about at a free community meeting on Thursday (April 9) at the Winthrop Barn. Refreshments will be available at 6 p.m., and the presentation begins at 6:30...
Community briefs: April 1, 2015

Community briefs: April 1, 2015

Egg hunt at Pearrygin Make sure you get to Pearrygin Lake State Park’s main campground before noon on Saturday (April 4), because that’s when the Twisp Valley Grange’s annual Easter egg hunt starts — and they don’t wait for dawdlers. The event is free, and no Discover Pass is needed to park. After the egg...
News briefs: March 18, 2015

News briefs: March 18, 2015

Tug on a rug for TwispWorks party Make yourself barely recognizable with a crazy (or realistic) wig and celebrate the advent of spring at the TwispWorks Wig Party on Saturday (March 21). The event begins in the welding shop at 7 p.m. and will feature local bands Wild Mountain Nation and Shakedonia. Suggested donation is...

Arts briefs: March 18, 2015

Plight of the steelhead Wild Reverence: the Wild Steelhead’s Last Stand, a documentary film by Shane Anderson, will be shown on Tuesday (March 24) at the Twisp River Pub. The free event, sponsored by the Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group,  begins at 7 p.m. For information, call 997-6822 or visit ccfeg.org. Readers’ Theater presents award-winning...

Community briefs: Feb. 11, 2015

Scholarship fundraiser at Eagles The scholarship committee of the Eagles Aerie in Twisp is hosting a Valentine’s Day Dinner on Saturday (Feb. 14) from 5 – 7 p.m.  Cost is $10 per plate. Non-members are welcome. For more information, call 996-3443. Online auction benefits Conservancy An online auction that will raise funds to support the Methow Conservancy...

Busy as a beaver

This beaver was one of several industrious denizens at a complex of beaver ponds and side channels at the Elbow Coulee floodplain on the Twisp River. Photo by Marcy Stamper
Pic of the week: July 31, 2013

Pic of the week: July 31, 2013

Guthrie Stamper is doin’ the dog days of summer. Photo by Marcy Stamper     To see a gallery of MV News Pics of the Week, click ME

Hanging out

  Apparently some folks don’t appreciate being woken up in the middle of the day. This bat, disturbed while hanging out in in a Carlton shed last week, certainly didn’t. Kids can learn all about bats from Kent Woodruff at the Winthrop Library’s Summer Reading program on Wednesday (July 24) at 1:30 p.m. Photo by...

Obituary archives 2008 – 2012

The archiving of obituaries that have been published in the Methow Valley News is an ongoing process. Obituaries that have been archived here are posted alphabetically, by year. More recent obituaries can be found here.   2012   William Whelan Biddle Beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, friend, and teacher, William Whelan Biddle, died peacefully June...