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Winthrop: August 5, 2015

Winthrop: August 5, 2015

By Ashley Lodato The Methow Valley Killer Whales capped an undefeated season with a win at the Okanogan County Championships, held at Wagner Memorial Pool in Twisp on Saturday. Swimmers competed in up to seven individual events and two relays. The final relay of the day was a parent-child relay, where swimmers recruited friends and...
Winthrop: July 29, 2015

Winthrop: July 29, 2015

By Ashley Lodato It was a form letter that started my neighbor Lucinda Bowers on her 10-week biking commute — a letter from Winthrop asking all business owners to park off the main street, in order to save parking for visitors. “I thought I’d be a good citizen and business owner for the town,” says Lucinda, who...
Winthrop: July 22, 2015

Winthrop: July 22, 2015

By Ashley Lodato Never ones to let the moss grow, John and Kelly Rohrer just finished up hosting a week-long mountain camp for five nephews ages 9-13 (from John’s side of the family, since Kelly’s siblings all had girls). Before the nephews arrived, the Rohrers directed them to memorize different stanzas from “The Cremation of...
Winthrop: July 15, 2015

Winthrop: July 15, 2015

By Ashley Lodato It began as so many wildland fires begin, spreading quickly through the parched grass and trees, throwing up great white pillows of smoke against bluebird skies. It was kind of beautiful, actually, if you didn’t know what lay ahead, which of course we didn’t. It was, after all, July, and there were...
Winthrop: July 8, 2015

Winthrop: July 8, 2015

By Ashley Lodato Outward Bound generally does its business pretty quietly out in the mountains surrounding the Methow Valley, but last week they made special trips down to the valley floor in order to help local nonprofits with some big projects. One group of 12 young adults helped Methow Arts load tables and chairs into...
Winthrop: July 1, 2015

Winthrop: July 1, 2015

By Ashley Lodato I will admit to a certain level of distraction as I sat writing this column on Sunday night, due to the two fires in the western Wenatchee area that had burned more than two dozen homes and businesses by the time I submitted my column on Monday morning. Friends evacuated, houses in...
Winthrop: June 24, 2015

Winthrop: June 24, 2015

By Ashley Lodato Anyone who is familiar with Robert Service’s poem “Cremation of Sam McGee” knows that there are strange things done in the midnight sun, and although we don’t exactly have the midnight sun around here, summer solstice is the closest thing we have to it and this year’s solstice did not disappoint in...
Winthrop: June 17, 2015

Winthrop: June 17, 2015

By Ashley Lodato A week or so ago, Methow Valley Nordic Team program director Leslie Hall sallied forth to make an attempt on a Cascade peak with her husband, Alex. In order to do this, Leslie had to forsake attending the banquet that occurred immediately after the annual Pacific Northwest Ski Association (PNSA) convention. Normally...
Winthrop: June 10, 2015

Winthrop: June 10, 2015

By Ashley Lodato Methow Valley kids were scattered far and wide this past weekend, pursuing sports and other extracurricular activities. The baseball teams were in Spokane, the equestrians were in Wenatchee, and the dancers traveled to Omak. We attended (as spectators) our first dressage event at Appleatchee in Wenatchee, and enjoyed seeing Methow Valley Riding...
Winthrop: June 3, 2015

Winthrop: June 3, 2015

By Ashley Lodato It’s field trip season in the Methow and seemingly everywhere you look, busloads of elementary school kids are being dropped off at interesting local sites to learn about the people and places of our valley ­— the Shafer Museum, the Twisp floodplain, the Twisp Ponds, and Methow Recycles, to name a few....