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Winthrop: March 9, 2016

Winthrop: March 9, 2016

By Ashley Lodato It was a big week for a group of Okanogan County Fire District 6 firefighters. No sooner were they almost caught up on sleep after Monday morning’s early wake-up call for the Twisp River Pub fire than they were headed to Seattle for the 25th Scott Firefighter Stairclimb on Sunday morning. The...
Winthrop: March 2, 2016

Winthrop: March 2, 2016

By Ashley Lodato When Rust Road resident Tory DeSalvo told me that one of the Rendezvous signs off the West Chewuch Road is spelled “Rendezous,” with the “v” missing, I almost didn’t believe her. I drive that road frequently; how had I never noticed? But indeed she is correct. What’s even more surprising is that...
Winthrop: Feb. 24, 2016

Winthrop: Feb. 24, 2016

By Ashley Lodato So many people were interested in Luc Reynaud’s recent trip to Jordan that I decided to write Chapter Two. If you read about the first half of Luc’s trip, you’ll know that he volunteered in a school for Syrian refugees in Amman, Jordan. For the second half of the trip, Luc (along...
Winthrop: Feb. 17, 2016

Winthrop: Feb. 17, 2016

By Ashley Lodato A Boy Scout troop from Spokane wins the intrepid spirit award for Presidents’ Day weekend. A dozen scouts and their leaders drove over from the east side for a hut trip in the Rendezvous, arriving at the Gunn Ranch trailhead at 10:30 p.m. They then faced a 10-kilometer ski up to Gardner...
Winthrop: Feb. 10, 2016

Winthrop: Feb. 10, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Love is in the air this week. Luc Reynaud is in Jordan, spreading love through sharing art, photography and music with refugee Syrian youth. Luc, along with one of the Lovingtons, Ben Swatez, and the filmmaker who shot the Goodness Tour, Glen Shackley, started out in Amman, Jordan, where they spent three...
Winthrop: Feb. 3, 2016

Winthrop: Feb. 3, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Terri Price was picking up her granddaughter, Isolde, from ski team practice at Chickadee Trailhead last Tuesday. If you’ve been to Chickadee, you know that right at the warming hut there are several different trails that lead in and out of the trailhead, and one of them is a loop with a...
Winthrop: Jan. 27, 2016

Winthrop: Jan. 27, 2016

By Ashley Lodato A group of young Methow Valley Nordic Team skiers traveled north to Salmon Arm, B.C., to the annual “Midget Championships” over the weekend. What we call kids’ athletic groupings like “U12” and “U10,” the Canadians call “Midgets” and “PeeWees.” The Midget races are open only to kids born between 2003-2006, so there...
Winthrop: Jan. 20, 2016

Winthrop: Jan. 20, 2016

By Ashley Lodato If you were a foreign exchange student coming for fall semester in the Methow, what would be the worst possible day for you to arrive? Perhaps Aug. 18? Well, that’s precisely when 15-year-old Johanna Vollmer, an exchange student from Hildescheim, Germany, landed in Winthrop last summer. She and her parents spent a...
Winthrop: Jan. 13, 2015

Winthrop: Jan. 13, 2015

By Ashley Lodato Last week’s story about Richard Hart walking out of an event in someone else’s shoes reminded me of a similar situation that happened in 2009. I believe the statute of limitations on keeping funny-but-somewhat-embarrassing stories under wraps is about five years, so I think this little tale is fair game now, and...
Winthrop: Jan. 6, 2016

Winthrop: Jan. 6, 2016

By Ashley Lodato You can’t help but love living in a small town. At least, that’s Richard Hart’s philosophy after his great shoe debacle of November. Richard attended the annual Spinners and Weavers Guild sale, where he removed his shoes at the door, as so many of us do in our own and each other’s...