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Killer Whales set sights on Bullfrogs

Killer Whales set sights on Bullfrogs

By Mike Maltais
The Methow Valley Killer Whales swim team will travel to Okanogan on Thursday (June 26) to take on the Bullfrogs of Okanogan in dual competition set to get underway at …
Lynn to manage Winthrop ice rink

Lynn to manage Winthrop ice rink

Sharla Lynn has been named facilities manager for the Winthrop Ice and Sports Rink (WISR), the rink’s board of directors announced this week. Lynn, who formerly was general manager of the Loup Loup Ski Bowl, replaced Kurt Meacham, who oversaw the rink’s activities for the past several years.  “We are very excited to have Sharla...
Singletrack Solstice brings in lots of bikers

Singletrack Solstice brings in lots of bikers

By Mike Maltais

The first annual Methow Singletrack Solstice, a fundraiser hosted last weekend by the Methow chapter of the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, …

Evergreen IGA A and B teams battle it out

Evergreen IGA A and B teams battle it out

By Mike Maltais
Two teams of well-seasoned softball players squared off in a battle of the bats in a doubleheader at the Winthrop Ball Park on on Monday (June 23), as the Evergreen IGA-sponsored A and B teams …
Walsh, Bourn headline AAU basketball camp

Walsh, Bourn headline AAU basketball camp

By Mike Maltais
Liberty Bell High School basketball alumni Korrie Bourn and Connor Walsh are hosting a four-day Amateur Athletic …
LBHS class of 2014: more athlete profiles

LBHS class of 2014: more athlete profiles

By Mike Maltais
Last week the News profiled the athletic accomplishments of several Liberty Bell High School graduating seniors. Here are …
Now is prime time for floating the Methow’s whitewater 

Now is prime time for floating the Methow’s whitewater 

By Laurelle Walsh

Methow River Raft & Kayak, the valley’s only locally based river outfitter, is off to a good start in its fourth season running the …

First Winthrop Traverse debuts a success

First Winthrop Traverse debuts a success

By Mike Maltais
The first annual Winthrop Traverse, a five-event, multi-sport competition celebrating the life cycle of wild salmon …
Highway 20 part of national bike route system

Highway 20 part of national bike route system

More than 400 miles of state Highway 20, including the North Cascades Scenic Highway portion, have been designated as Washington’s first interstate bike route that will be part of the U.S. Bicycle Route System. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials approved official recognition, which will be included in future updates of the...
Mountain bike festival this weekend in Winthrop

Mountain bike festival this weekend in Winthrop

The Methow Singletrack Solstice mountain biking festival begins Friday (June 20) and will continue through Sunday at various locations in the valley. The event will be headquartered at the Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink. The bike festival will offer challenging rides (including a couple of transportation-supported, point-to-point options), socializing, and other events. Cost for those...