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A rich revisiting of the valley’s history in resurrected book

A rich revisiting of the valley’s history in resurrected book

Everyone who spends any time here has a Methow story. Mrs. Hugh Fraser — Mary Crawford Fraser — told hers 100 years ago in a jaunty volume that is partly gossip, partly roman â clef, partly astute observation and entirely embedded in the valley’s still-emerging history of the early 20th century. The book — a hefty but lively tome titled Seven...
Community briefs: November 11, 2015

Community briefs: November 11, 2015

Nurtured Heart workshop The Valley Teen Center will host a workshop on the Nurtured Heart Approach, a program to incorporate more joy into our lives, from 3 – 5 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 14) at Aero Methow Rescue Service in Twisp. The free event is open to adults and children ages 11 and older. The program will be...
More than a murder: The story of a Methow Valley tragedy

More than a murder: The story of a Methow Valley tragedy

A daughter’s quest to learn about her mother’s past becomes a journey of discovery By Joanna Bastian “My father always said he’d been in love with my mother since the age of 5,” Kathleen Bigger said as she sipped a glass of iced tea and paused over a salad at the Twisp River Pub recently....
From Back Issues: December 31, 2014

From Back Issues: December 31, 2014

20 years ago, Jan. 5, 1995 50 years ago, Jan. 7, 1965 Snow Brings Fun, Work and Spills Out by Davis Lake, near Winthrop, a 400 yard tubing hill is being whipped into shape. It has been on the slick side but since the new snow storm as the snow becomes packed from use it...
Twisp family farm honored in state’s 125th-anniversary celebration

Twisp family farm honored in state’s 125th-anniversary celebration

By Marcy Stamper
Family farming is a tough way to make a living, but some 400 Washington families have succeeded at it for 125 years — including the Thurlows, who still operate their cattle ranch outside Twisp. This week those families got some official recognition as part of the state’s 125th-anniversary celebration. Twenty-five years ago,...
From Back Issues: October 15, 2014

From Back Issues: October 15, 2014

20 years ago — Oct. 20, 1994 40 years ago, Oct. 17, 1974 Forest Land Use Planning May Determine Future of Resort Project Development of a major four-seasons ski resort near Mazama depends on the outcome of an environmental impact statement now being prepared by the Okanogan National Forest, according to Early Winters Project Director Jerry Blann...
From back issues: July 2, 2014

From back issues:
July 2, 2014

Compiled by Laurelle Walsh 20 years ago — June 30, 1994 40 years ago — June 27, 1974 Swimming Pool Opens in Twisp The Ernst O. Wagner Memorial Pool and Bathhouse in the Twisp park officially opened Monday, June 24 following renovation work which delayed the regular season opening by about three weeks. Dan Nohel is the lifeguard and swim...
From back issues: June 4, 2014

From back issues:
June 4, 2014

Compiled by Marilyn Bardin 20 years ago  – May 19, 1994  40 years ago – May , 1974 Large crowd attends first Liberty Bell High graduation The candlelight ceremony was attended by a capacity crowd who witnessed the first graduation of a senior class in the consolidated district. The 50 member class had chosen the...
From back issues: May 21, 2014

From back issues:
May 21, 2014

Compiled by Marilyn Bardin 20 years ago  – May 19, 1994  40 years ago – May , 1974 Welcome to Winthrop ’49er Days – Coronation Friday night opens gala weekend The Coronation Program and Variety Show, which will start off the 29th annual ’49er Days festivities, will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, May 24 at...
From Back Issues: May 7, 2014

From Back Issues: May 7, 2014

Compiled by Marilyn Bardin 20 years ago  — May 5, 1994 40 years ago —  May 9, 1974 Chet Endrizzi “at it again” The renovation of Winthrop continues with Chet Endrizzi and Howard Weller busy touching up with paint different weathered areas in the old western mining town. Weller said that ranchers who have not yet had...