Today is Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

PHOTO GALLERIES
2015 Kids Cards

2015 Kids Cards

Click on any of the square, thumbnail-sized images below to view all of the kids’ art in a slideshow format.

Nothing to be afraid of

The fields and streets around Little Star Montessori School came alive last week with fairies, firemen, frogs, tigers, princesses, super-heroes and an assortment of other colorful characters searching for Halloween candy. G A L L E R Y (click any of the square, thumbnail-sized images to see a full-sized slide show)
Having fun putting the squeeze on

Having fun putting the squeeze on

It was mostly play and just a wee bit of work on the apple press at the Methow Conservancy’s annual Cider Squeeze last weekend. G A L L E R Y (Click any one of the square thumbnail-sized images for a slide show of full-sized images)
Zucchini races

Zucchini races

It’s an open secret that many people only lock their cars during zucchini season, but Methow Valley Elementary second graders found a novel use for the garden bounty that didn’t make it into ratatouille or zucchini bread. Second-grade teacher Jonathan Stratman organized the friendly competition, which lured parents and other race fans to the improvised...
Tribute from a thousand

Tribute from a thousand

The memorial for Tom Zbyszewski, who died at age 20 fighting the Twisp River Fire, drew 1,000 people to Liberty Bell High School in the Methow Valley to honor his memory and celebrate his life. Friends, relatives and teachers remembered Tom as a thinker and a leader who had great empathy for others at the...
We can’t thank you enough …

We can’t thank you enough …

Spontaneous, heartfelt salutes to firefighters and other first responders sprung up all over the valley the past couple of weeks. Here are just a few of them. Photos by Ann McCreary and Marcy Stamper Click any of the square thumbnail-sized images to view images as a full-sized slideshow.
Old Glory on Glover

Old Glory on Glover

Spectators lined both sides of Glover Street (shady spots were in especially high demand) to cheer on the participants in Saturday’s Fourth of July parade in Twisp. G A L L E R Y Click any one of the square thumbnail-sized images to view photos as a slideshow.
ArtFest: A fine festival

ArtFest: A fine festival

There were ample options for watching and participating at Saturday’s  Arts Festival in the Twisp park. G A L L E R Y To view images as a slide show, click any one of the square thumbnail-sized images.
An un-bearable situation

An un-bearable situation

A young black bear was trapped in a cage, darted with an immobilizing drug, fitted with a yellow plastic ear tag, transported up a rough mountain road, and shot at with loud cracker shells and paint balls after …
Nothing could be finer than a parade for ‘49ers

Nothing could be finer than a parade for ‘49ers

Saturday (May 9) saw beautiful weather for the ’49er Days parade in Winthrop. The parade featured all sorts of critters, both two- and four-legged, in their finest parade gear.