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Lower Valley: Feb. 10, 2016

Lower Valley: Feb. 10, 2016

By Joanna Bastian Just about everyone in the Methow Valley might be living on a piece of history. On Libby Creek, Wendy and Bill Snook live in a red cabin, next to a pair of quiet ponds and a bubbling creek. Being the curious type, Wendy searched out the story of their homestead through interviews...
Lower Valley: Jan. 27, 2016

Lower Valley: Jan. 27, 2016

By Joanna Bastian I attended Lynette Westendorf’s annual birthday concert, “A Whimsical Retrospective of My Life in Music.” It was a gift to hear her musical journey, beginning with early piano recitals, shenanigans on the organ bench in church services, road trips with the band, and all the life experiences that continue to inspire her...
Preserving the legacy of land

Preserving the legacy of land

Miller family members are the last Methow tribe descendants to live on a Moses Allotment Editor’s note: For more than 13,000 years, Native Americans have lived along the waterways of the Pacific Northwest. Columbia River tribes share the names of waterways they call home: the Entiats, the Wenatchiis, the Chelans, the Lakes, the Okanagans and...
Lower Valley: Jan. 13, 2015

Lower Valley: Jan. 13, 2015

By Joanna Bastian It is time once again for the Pacific Northwest’s most distinguished winter event: the Conconully Outhouse Races. Athletes representing Carlton’s finest have laid plans for a stunning comeback in 2016. If pushing outhouses and crafting witty puns are your forte, the Carlton team wants you! Meet at the Carlton Store this Saturday...
Preserving the Salish language

Preserving the Salish language

The Miller family helped revive interest in their native tongue Editor’s note: For more than 13,000 years, Native Americans have lived along the waterways of the Pacific Northwest. Columbia River tribes share the names of waterways they call home: the Entiats, the Wenatchiis, the Chelans, the Lakes, the Okanagans and the Methows. Members of the...
Preserving age-old weaving traditions

Preserving age-old weaving traditions

The Miller family, descended from the original Methow tribe, is determined to keep the art of basket weaving alive Editor’s note: For more than 13,000 years, Native Americans have lived along the waterways of the Pacific Northwest. Columbia River tribes share the names of waterways they call home: the Entiats, the Wenatchiis, the Chelans, the...
Lower Valley: Dec. 23, 2015

Lower Valley: Dec. 23, 2015

By Joanna Bastian I sent out a thick batch of cards last week and, spoiler alert, I wrote “Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for the New Year” in each of them. Sorry if you were waiting to be surprised with something a little more creative, like, “Season’s Greetings from the Bastians.” If I were to...
500 generations in the Methow Valley

500 generations in the Methow Valley

At a recent community meeting in Pateros, neighbors introduced themselves by sharing how long their family had lived in the area. Mark Miller stood, announced his name and quietly sat down. The meeting coordinator reminded him to share …
Lower Valley: December 9, 2015

Lower Valley: December 9, 2015

By Joanna Bastian This week marks the 74th anniversary of the United States entering the Second World War. The Methow Valley felt the effects as gas, food and other materials were rationed. Men were drafted into service, women stepped into the work force, and children collected recyclables. Everyone felt the weight of the war. Seventy-two...
Lower Valley: Nov. 25, 2015

Lower Valley: Nov. 25, 2015

By Joanna Bastian Black Canyon Road south of Methow has a new canyon, compliments of last Tuesday’s rainstorm on Nov. 17. While the upper valley received over a foot and a half of snow, the lower valley received an equal amount of rain, if not more. One foot of snow generally equates to 1 inch...