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Posts tagged "Parks & Rec"

Rec district loss may pave way for new ideas

By Ann McCreary

A hotly-debated proposal to create a special taxing district to fund recreation in the valley went down to decisive defeat in last week’s special election, but people on both sides of the proposal plan to continue the conversation about supporting recreation. The proposition received just under 22 percent …

Methow rec district proposal being soundly defeated

A proposal to create a Methow Valley Recreation District was being overwhelmingly rejected and was headed for a clear defeat in the first set of voting returns released Tuesday (April 22) by the Okanogan County Auditor’s Office. With 2,451 ballots counted and 383 left to count, the tally was 1,525 no votes (80 percent) and...
Parks and rec district vote postponed to 2014

Parks and rec district vote postponed to 2014

BY ANN McCREARY A proposal to create a parks and recreation district in the Methow Valley will wait until fall of 2014 to go to the voters. Proponents of the district announced last week they won’t try to get the measure on this fall’s ballot because of timing and technical issues. Fred Wert and Jay...
Community briefs

Community briefs

Cobras strike A caravan of seven classic AC Cobras (a model also known as the Ford/Shelby AC Cobra) rumbled through Twisp last Saturday, taking a quick stop to regroup before continuing southbound on Highway 20. The car is described on topspeed.com as a high-powered, hand crafted aluminum-bodied sports car that originated in the 1960s. Photo by Don Nelson...
Twisp council considering parks and rec district proposal

Twisp council considering parks and rec district proposal

A parks and rec department would support the Winthrop Ice and Sports Rink, among other things. File photo by Sue Misao   BY DON NELSON The Twisp Town Council is interested in being part of a proposed Methow Valley parks and recreation district, but council members decided last week that they want a little time...
Methow Valley parks & rec district proposed

Methow Valley parks & rec district proposed

New taxing entity would support facilities and programs in Winthrop, Twisp BY ANN McCREARY Two local residents want to give Methow Valley citizens the opportunity to create a special taxing district to support parks and recreation facilities and related programs in the valley. It’s an idea that has been discussed for years as local elected...