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Methow Valley School District forming emergency response committee

Methow Valley School District forming emergency response committee

The Methow Valley School District is recruiting community members interested in serving on a new committee to work on emergency-response planning. The committee will be part of the district’s new Project Safe and Secure initiative, which will coordinate with school staff, first responders …
Christmas Day fire draws full District 6 response

Christmas Day fire draws full District 6 response

Firefighters from Okanogan County Fire District 6 responded to a Christmas Day fire in a house on Sky Ranch Road, west of Twisp. A fire was reported at 12:35 p.m. in the attic of the house at 21 Sky Ranch Road. All available firefighters from the Twisp, Winthrop and Mazama stations responded.
Woman airlifted after cardiac incident on ski trail

Woman airlifted after cardiac incident on ski trail

A Seattle woman who suffered an apparent cardiac incident on a ski trail last weekend during sub-freezing temperatures was airlifted to an area hospital for treatment. The 60-year-old woman collapsed during a Nordic ski training camp on Saturday (Dec. 17) on the Little Wolf Creek trail, part of the Sun Mountain trail system.
Search and rescue teams having busy month

Search and rescue teams having busy month

Search and rescue teams have had a busy July responding to calls that have included plucking a stranded young rafter off a tree overhanging the Methow River and evacuating sick and injured people by …
Saving something for themselves

Saving something for themselves

When a Search and Rescue team was needed to travel miles into the rugged backcountry of the Cascade Mountains to rescue someone, Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers referred to the mission as “an Ottis hike.” He means Ottis Buzzard who, with his wife Vikki Buzzard, have been the go-to team for search and rescue work in...
News briefs: September 16, 2015

News briefs: September 16, 2015

Community meeting on helicopter plan The Methow Valley Citizens Council will host a community informational meeting on Oct. 1 to discuss the U.S. Army’s proposal to conduct helicopter training exercises in a broad area of north central Washington including the North Cascades. The meeting will be from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Twisp Valley Grange. The...
Neighborhood group organizes, plans for surviving the next natural disaster

Neighborhood group organizes, plans for surviving the next natural disaster

Rather than wringing their hands over the stresses of wildfire season, one group of Twisp River residents is taking a proactive stance by forming the first-ever MethowReady neighborhood group. Headed up by neighborhood leader Judy Harvey, the residents of Elbow Canyon — a hidden vale off Poorman Creek Road — are getting acquainted, learning the locations of each other’s...
Information, please

Information, please

In the second consecutive summer of fire, smoke, road closures and evacuations, Methow Valley residents were better prepared, officials did a better job communicating to the public, and information was easier to obtain. That’s according to Sandi Scheinberg, preparedness coordinator …
Community News briefs: July 29, 2015

Community News briefs: July 29, 2015

Meet Community School teachers The Methow Valley Community School in Twisp will host a “meet the teachers” open house on Monday (Aug. 3) from 5 – 7 p.m. Information will also be available about the school’s learning theme for the next school year, and new pre-school and home school programs. For more information, call 997-4447. Ice cream...
Preparedness is a community-wide project

Preparedness is a community-wide project

By Cindy Button Today as I step outside into the heat and smoke, I am taken back to July 16, 2014, when the Cougar Flats and Stokes Road fires gained momentum and roared into the record books as the largest wildfire in Washington state’s history. With fire season fully underway, many of us are asking ourselves...