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PHOTO GALLERIES
Winthrop Town Hall critters

Winthrop Town Hall critters

It’s no secret that the town of Winthrop draws visitors from every walk of life, and Winthrop Town Hall sits right in the middle of town, so it’s no surprise they get a whole lot of … foot … traffic.  
49er Days 2014 – Gallery

49er Days 2014 – Gallery

Before, during and after scenes from the ‘49er Days parade in  Winthrop last weekend.
Kids bring energy, imagination to Willie Wonka JR.

Kids bring energy, imagination to Willie Wonka JR.

By Marcy Stamper
The Merc Playhouse has whipped up a gooey confection, Willie Wonka JR., for its spring musical, with the entire 32-member cast between the ages of 8 and 18, and many of the props created …
2014 Ride to Rendezvous

2014 Ride to Rendezvous

On Tuesday, May 6, the Ride to Rendezvous passed through downtown Twisp, directly in front of the offices of the Methow Valley News.
2014 North Cascades Pass opening

2014 North Cascades Pass opening

On schedule – actually, a few minutes ahead of schedule – the Silver Star gate on Highway 20 west of Mazama swung open just before noon Thursday (May 8) and westbound motorists began driving over Washington Pass. Meanwhile, valley-bound traffic headed over from the west side, led by a contingent of motorcyclists. A few hardy...
Flower power

Flower power

Methow Conservancy Educational Programs Director Mary Kiesau led 10 plant lovers on a “Wildflower Walk and Talk” above Riser Lake last Friday. Arrowleaf balsamroot, lupine and service berry were among the floriferous displays. The next wildflower walk is scheduled for May 14.

Fish Tales

Photos from opening day of fishing season, 2014.
Ridin' high …

Ridin’ high …

Despite dreary weather earlier in the week, the Methow Valley Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen had beautifully clear weather for their 30th annual Spring Ride this past Saturday (April 26). 
Bashing through the snow

Bashing through the snow

By Ann McCreary

Down on the valley floor the hills are green, balsamroot sunflowers are blooming, birds are singing. It’s spring. But a few miles away in the North Cascades Mountains, it’s still a world of snow. Lots of snow.

For the past 18 years …

Easter 2014, Pearrygin Lake State Park

Easter 2014, Pearrygin Lake State Park

  Over 300 children took part in Saturday’s (April 19) Easter Egg hunt at Pearrygin Lake State Park. The event was sponsored by Twisp Valley Grange and Winthrop Kiwanis, with help from Key Club members. In the video above, the three- and four-year-old group gets off to a great start. Video by Laurelle Walsh