Today is Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

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Phoenix Festival 2014

Phoenix Festival 2014

Two music stages, art installations, a beer garden, food vendors and a paint catapult kept attendees busy and entertained at the Phoenix Festival held at TwispWorks this past Saturday (Oct. 18). Proceeds from the festival will go toward fire and flood recovery. G A L L E R Y

Mountain Lions lose Homecoming heart-stopper

By Mike Maltais
There were no early departures at the Homecoming varsity football game last Friday evening between the host Liberty Bell Mountain Lions and visiting Bridgeport Mustangs, because the final outcome wasn’t decided until the closing seconds of the contest.
To market, to market …

To market, to market …

Fourth graders in Tiffany Surface’s class at Methow Valley Elementary ran their own student farmers market at the Classroom in Bloom garden on Thursday. Students displayed and labeled produce with cards that they had made, weighed squash, onions, kale, cabbage and tomatoes, calculated costs based on price per pound or item, took payment from customers...
Methow River Cleanup Oct. 3

Methow River Cleanup Oct. 3

On October 3, a group of volunteers led by guides from Globetrouters and Methow Fishing Adventures hauled nearly one ton of trash out of the Methow River that flashflooding in September had deposited there.
Having a field day

Having a field day

G A L L E R Y On Saturday (Oct. 27),  Hunter Safety instructors took over 20 students to the gun range near Pearrygin Lake to practice the skills they’ve been learning over the past week and test their practical skills.
Cider squeeze

Cider squeeze

G A L L E R Y To view full-sized photos , click on any square thumbnail image. Photos by Laurelle Walsh
Barns, boots & country roots

Barns, boots & country roots

The 67th-annual Okanogan County Fair lured exhibitors of pigs, cattle and goats; chickens, lop-eared bunnies and kittens; cookies and brownies; and quilts and pickles from around the county. The Methow Valley Cascaders 4-H Club attracted many new participants this year, who showed 16 pigs, chickens, rabbits, horses and a steer, according to leader Suellen White....
Vintage Wheels

Vintage Wheels

Community pitches in to help owners of slide-damaged home

Community pitches in to help owners of slide-damaged home

By Don Nelson When they heard, they came. Several dozen friends and neighbors who responded to word-of-mouth networking swarmed through and around the home of Bob Elk and Janie Lewis on Friday afternoon (Aug. 22) to haul away belongings and shove thick, slimy mud out the back door one shovelful at a time. Volunteers toted...
The week in pictures (July 30 – Aug. 6)

The week in pictures (July 30 – Aug. 6)

It's been a harrowing week in the Methow Valley with wind storms, wildfires (both new and ongoing) and lightning storms. This gallery of photos by the Methow Valley News staff chronicles many of the significant moments.