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High and dry

High and dry

As renovations of Twisp’s public swimming pool got underway last month, new problems with the pool have come to light and the town is facing a dilemma about the best way to move forward. Not surprisingly, the biggest issue facing the town is lack of adequate funding to do the needed work on the Wagner Memorial...
Free fishing for kids at Winthrop Fish Hatchery on Saturday

Free fishing for kids at Winthrop Fish Hatchery on Saturday

National Fishing and Boating Week will be celebrated with a free Kids’ Fishing Day, offering a variety of events, at the Winthrop National Fish Hatchery on Saturday (June 11) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Kids 12 years old and younger will be allowed to fish in the hatchery trout pond, following a Passport to Fishing format...
U12 team wins tournament at Friday Harbor

U12 team wins tournament at Friday Harbor

The Methow Valley U12 baseball team traveled to the San Juan Islands Baseball Tournament June 3-5 in Friday Harbor, and took top honors with four wins and one loss in tournament play against teams from San Juan, Orcas and Lopez Islands. The tournament highlight was an exciting victory over the Orcas Island U13 team. The...
North Cascades trails open

North Cascades trails open

Ten trails and areas within North Cascades National Park Service Complex have been opened for use, while other trails and areas will remain closed due to safety hazards in burned areas, the National Park Service said. Thirty-two fires burned 12,231 acres across the park complex throughout the 2015 summer, closing many areas and trails. Additional...
Liberty Bell doubles team takes 7th place at state tennis tourney

Liberty Bell doubles team takes 7th place at state tennis tourney

The Liberty Bell High School doubles team of Josh Frey and Jesse Schulz took seventh place at last weekend’s state tennis championships in Yakima, where teams from 1B, 1A and 2B schools  competed in one meet. The Mountain Lions duo started the tournament with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Zillah’s Pablo Medina and Ryan Anderson,...
LBHS track teams better last year’s results at state meet

LBHS track teams better last year’s results at state meet

More personal records fall at three-day competition By Don Nelson Liberty Bell High School’s boys’ and girls’ track teams both improved on last year’s performances at the 2016 2B state championships in Cheney last weekend. The boys finished in 14th place with 15 points, compared to last year’s 16th-place finish with 13 points. The girls...
Mountain Lions Davis, Rodriguez named to All League soccer team

Mountain Lions Davis, Rodriguez named to All League soccer team

Two Liberty Bell High School soccer players have been named to the Central Washington 2B All League second team: Eden Davis on defense, and Danny Rodriguez on offense. At the team’s recent awards barbecue, Rodriguez and Rowan Post were named captains. The Golden Boot Award (for most goals) went to Post, Most Valuable Player was...
LBHS team takes first place in high school division at Ski to Sea competition

LBHS team takes first place in high school division at Ski to Sea competition

A team of Liberty Bell High School students calling themselves the Kid Goats traveled to Bellingham on Sunday (May 29) to take part in the annual Ski to Sea competition, a multi-sport relay race from Mt. Baker to Bellingham Bay, where they took first place in the high school division and 41st overall among more...
Liberty Bell sends doubles team to state tennis finals

Liberty Bell sends doubles team to state tennis finals

After a one-year absence, Liberty Bell High School’s tennis team will once again be represented at the state championship meet starting Thursday (May 26) in Yakima. The Mountain Lion boys’ doubles team of Josh Frey and Jesse Schulz took first place in last week’s regional tournament to advance to the state meet. They began with...
Liberty Bell track team peaks for state meet in Cheney this weekend

Liberty Bell track team peaks for state meet in Cheney this weekend

Personal and seasonal best performances by several Liberty Bell High School track team members at last week’s district meet will propel them into the state championships beginning Thursday (May 26) at Eastern Washington University in Cheney. The top four finishers in each individual event and in the relays …