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Make the most of the harvest

Make the most of the harvest

Enjoy the fruits and vegetables of your garden — and your hunting and gathering — year-round. Local experts share basic techniques that will help preserve the flavor and nutritive value of your harvest. There are three more classes in Classroom in Bloom’s DirtWorks series. All classes are Saturday mornings from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13: Seed Saving....
Commissioners to hear conservation easement proposals

Commissioners to hear conservation easement proposals

The Okanogan County commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday (July 11) regarding two conservation easement projects for which the Methow Conservancy is seeking funding through the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program. The hearing begins at 4 p.m. in the commissioners’ meeting room. According to a Conservancy press release, agriculturalists will speak on behalf...
Conservancy names annual award winners

Conservancy names annual award winners

The Methow Conservancy announced the recipients of its 2015 Methow Conservation Awards at an event last week. Classroom in Bloom is the winner of the Ken White Award — honoring those who carry on Ken White’s love for the Methow Valley — in recognition of the program’s commitment to inspiring young people to understand agriculture, ecology, and natural history...
Arts briefs: Nov. 25, 2015

Arts briefs: Nov. 25, 2015

Learn about the Salish Sea The Methow Conservancy’s annual year-end community social will be on Tuesday (Dec. 1) at the Winthrop Barn and will feature a presentation by renowned marine scientists and writers Audrey DeLella Benedict and Joe Gaydos: “Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest.” The free event begins at 7 p.m. The presentation...
Community briefs: Nov. 4, 2015

Community briefs: Nov. 4, 2015

Get mobbed up this weekend Sometimes a mob mentality is not a bad thing, as when it’s for a good cause. Join the Methow Conservancy and the Okanogan County Electric Co-Op on Saturday (Nov.) 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a Seed Mob to plant native grass seeds in areas disturbed during this...
Join the Seed Mob; help restore burned areas

Join the Seed Mob; help restore burned areas

Join the Methow Conservancy’s second annual Seed Mob and help plant burned areas in the Methow Valley on Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Volunteers will spread native seeds onto some of the areas impacted by fire lines and powerline repairs from this summer’s fires up Twisp River Road. The fires in the Methow Valley...
Community briefs: Oct. 28, 2015

Community briefs: Oct. 28, 2015

Haunted house benefits fire victims Washington state Department of Natural Resources firefighter Jessi Dowers will once again turn her family’s Pateros home into a haunted house for Halloween, this year with a Harry Potter theme, with proceeds going to Okanogan Long Term Recovery. The haunted house will be at 616 Riverside Drive, open from 7 – 9:30...
Community briefs: Oct. 14, 2015

Community briefs: Oct. 14, 2015

Conservancy in Seattle The Methow Conservancy will host its annual meet-and-mingle gathering in Seattle on Oct. 21 from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Ballard Homestead, 6541 Jones Ave. N.W. Wildlife ecologist Bill Gaines will talk about his research into the lives of bears, wolverines, wolves and cougars. For information, call 996‑2870. All about snow and grooming “Snow...
New project aims for cleaner winter air in Methow Valley

New project aims for cleaner winter air in Methow Valley

Health concerns about burning prompt local response By Marcy Stamper With fall moisture and cooler temperatures, most summer burn bans have been lifted. But cool weather can prompt other bans on burning to protect air quality and public health — and those bans often go unnoticed. A new program called the Methow Valley Clean Air Project is...
Local businesses hope to regain momentum after fire

Local businesses hope to regain momentum after fire

Joe Marver, owner of Twisp River Suites, offered something of a perspective check on the dismal slump in tourism business that slammed the entire valley the past couple of weeks thanks to widespread news of fires, road closures, evacuations, unhealthy air and the …