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Local Olympians visit elementary

Local Olympians visit elementary

Winter Olympics veterans Torin Koos of Leavenworth (left) and Winthrop’s Brian Gregg entertained students at Methow Valley Elementary School last week with a slide show and discussion about their participation in the 2014 winter games at Sochi, Russia, earlier this year.
Looking back at Sochi: Bjornsens, Smith fulfill Olympic dreams

Looking back at Sochi: Bjornsens, Smith fulfill Olympic dreams

By Mike Maltais
Sadie and Erik Bjornsen of Mazama and former Winthop resident Brian Gregg squeezed the final drops from their first Olympic experiences during the closing ceremonies of the XXII Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, on Sunday. Along the way all three found opportunities to …
Bjornsens, Gregg make their marks at Sochi games

Bjornsens, Gregg make their marks at Sochi games

By Mike Maltais
By the time you read this, Sadie Bjornsen, Erik Bjornsen and Brian Gregg will be seasoned XXII Olympic Winter Games veterans in at least one…
XXII Olympic Winter Games XC schedule

XXII Olympic Winter Games XC schedule

XXII Olympic Winter Games XC schedule* (Pacific Standard Times) (*Note12-hour time differential between Sochi, Russia, and U.S. PST) Saturday, Feb. 8 Women’s Skiathlon, (7.5K classic + 7.5K freestyle), Feb. 9, 2am PST Sunday, Feb. 9 Men’s Skiathlon (15K classic + 15K freestyle), Feb. 10, 2am PST Tuesday, Feb. 11 Women’s Sprint Free qualifier, Feb. 12, 2am,...
Olympic heights: Bjornsens, Gregg will ski for U.S.A. in Sochi

Olympic heights:
Bjornsens, Gregg will ski for U.S.A. in Sochi

By Mike Maltais
Five lighted Olympic rings suspended over the entry leading to Jim and Jan Gregg’s property north of Winthrop bear witness to a crowning achievement for some dedicated parents, the Methow Valley Nordic Team and a supporting cast of …
Editorials: Jan. 29, 2014

Editorials: Jan. 29, 2014

This week: The Methow represents: Last week we learned siblings Sadie and Erik Bjornsen of Mazama… and Shock waves: The intrusion of gun-related violence into all of our lives continues to escalate, even when the horrific events are far away…
Harts Pass by Erik Brooks

Harts Pass by Erik Brooks

Jan. 22, 2014
Bjornsen celebrates selection to 2014 Winter Olympics XC Team

Bjornsen celebrates selection to 2014 Winter Olympics XC Team

By Mike Maltais
The local community of cross country skiers is all abuzz about the latest news from Sochi central: World Cup superstar Sadie Bjornsen has been selected as a member of the U.S. Olympic Cross Country Ski Team that will compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, next month. “I also am...
Valley’s Nordic skiers aiming for Sochi Olympics

Valley’s Nordic skiers aiming for Sochi Olympics

By Mike Maltais
Newlyweds Brian and Caitlin Gregg and the brother/sister team of Erik and Sadie Bjornsen are tearing up the XC courses in pursuit of spots on the 2014 Olympic XC team that will compete in Sochi, Russia.