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Climbers, USFS combine to build trail

Climbers, USFS combine to build trail

A recent trail-building event hosted by the Methow Valley Ranger District brought together volunteers to construct a sustainable access trail to a newly popular climbing area known as The Matrix. Dozens of volunteers from the local area, and as far away as Leavenworth and Seattle, joined forces to construct the new more-sustainable trail and to...
Killer Whales kick off season with a strong start

Killer Whales kick off season with a strong start

Killer Whales kick off season with a strong start The Methow Valley Killer Whales swim team showed strong early-season form in two meets last week, both in Okanogan, racking up first-place finishes in all age groups and events. The team competed against the Okanogan Bullfrogs on Thursday (June 25), and was back in Okanogan on...
Local youth golfers compete in Bellingham

Local youth golfers compete in Bellingham

  Daisy Hilton (12), Adele Hilton (10) and Willa Hilton (13), all of Winthrop, recently attended a local qualifier for the Drive, Chip & Putt Contest, a national competition that results in the finalists playing at the Masters in April 2016. The competition took place in Bellingham at the Lake Padden Golf Course. The top...
Local angler spearheads adoption of fishing guide legislation

Local angler spearheads adoption of fishing guide legislation

Come July 24, fishing guide boats on the Methow River and all other Washington state waters will be wearing new identification decals, thanks to a new legislative measure spearheaded by Twisp resident and Methow Valley Fly Fishing Club member Larry Hill. The new law, Washington State Senate Bill 5824, requires all …
Pearrygin Lake State Park prepares to shut down along with other state agencies

Pearrygin Lake State Park prepares to shut down along with other state agencies

For the second time in as many years, Rick Lewis is making preparations to shut down the state parks he manages. And if the Washington state Legislature can’t come up with a two-year budget by midnight on Tuesday (June 30), agencies across the state will be turning on their answering machines and locking their doors....

Sports briefs: June 24, 2015

Register for Singletrack Solstice There’s still time to register for this weekend’s 2015 Methow Singletrack Solstice, which runs Friday through Sunday (June 26-28). Registration includes lunch on Saturday at the Chickadee Trailhead, breakfast Sunday at Mack Lloyd Park in Winthrop, a raffle ticket and a chance to win prizes. For information, visit www.methowevergreenmtb.org/p/methow-singletrack-solstice. Registration prices...
USFS: Post-fire road repairs continue

USFS: Post-fire road repairs continue

Repair work continues on roads damaged by last year’s Carlton Complex Fire and summer storms, the U.S. Forest Service said this week. Burned Area Emergency Recovery, or BAER funds are helping to replace damaged culverts and make repairs, the Forest Service said. • Crews recently reported that the Volstead Road has been repaired and is...
Moccasin Lake equestrians do well at Wenatchee dressage show

Moccasin Lake equestrians do well at Wenatchee dressage show

Nine riders and seven horses from the Moccasin Lake Ranch Equestrian Team traveled to Wenatchee last weekend to compete in the Appleatchee Riders Dressage Show, and brought home a host of ribbons for the effort. Receiving high score awards were Sydney Schuler, 12, of Winthrop riding Sparks Fly, a Welsh/Welsh Cob owned by Methow Valley...
Sports briefs: June 17, 2015

Sports briefs: June 17, 2015

Help needed at rink Volunteer workers of all skill levels are needed to help out with the construction project at the Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink that will add refrigeration equipment and other amenities. Donated materials are also needed. For information, call 996-4199 or visit www.winthropicerink.com. Big trout for Dad Fish hatchery crews with the...
Sports briefs: June 10, 2015

Sports briefs: June 10, 2015

Open house at Wagner pool Wagner Memorial Pool in Twisp will host an open house on Friday (June 12) from 4 – 6 p.m. on the eve of its seasonal opening Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Visitors can learn about the pool’s operations, necessary upgrades, how to participate in a fundraising drive to support the upgrades, and how to sign...