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Methow Valley takes straw poll

Methow Valley takes straw poll

Several local food and beverage purveyors are joining a worldwide campaign to curb waste and pollution by attacking a small but pernicious problem – plastic straws. They are choosing not to offer straws in the drinks they sell, and if people request straws, they are …
Arts Festival adds cycling and recycling themes to entertainment

Arts Festival adds cycling and recycling themes to entertainment

Grab your refillable water bottle, hop on your bike and head to the Twisp Town Park next Wednesday for a fun and earth-friendly Fourth of July starting at 11:30 a.m. — right after the Twisp parade down Glover Street. In addition to a lineup of great entertainment, food and hands-on arts and crafts, Methow Arts’ annual...
Rethinking recycling: changing global markets have impact

Rethinking recycling: changing global markets have impact

Methow Valley  operators adjusting to differences in technology, demand By Marcy Stamper When you bring your recycling to the curb or take it to Methow Recycles in Twisp, where it goes next depends on technology in Seattle and Spokane, and on complex financial markets as far away as China. Some of these factors benefit local...
Help clean up the valley during Earth Week 2015

Help clean up the valley during Earth Week 2015

Earth Day is coming up next week on April 22, so Methow Recycles has designated April 18 – 25 as “Earth Week” to encourage everyone to help clean up one little corner of the community.
Nice Nests coming to a neighborhood near you

Nice Nests coming to a neighborhood near you

Patrick Hannigan has been interested in birds and building things since he was a child. At some point, the two interests overlapped, he said, “and building nest boxes just seemed like a natural confluence.” Hannigan now builds and sells Nice Nests, boxes made from salvaged scrap wood and reclaimed hardware, designed specifically to provide functional...
Garbage gets to glitter at Trashion Show

Garbage gets to glitter at Trashion Show

By Don Nelson
It’s not enough to conceive and construct it. Someone has to wear it and strut it if you want your trashy outfit to take home a prize at Confluence Gallery’s fourth annual Trashion Show on Saturday …

Got plastic? You can recycle more of it now

Methow Recycles and WasteWise are now able to recycle a much wider variety of plastic products as well as milk, juice and soup boxes. “The most frequently heard question from Methow Recycles’ customers is, ‘why can’t I recycle my yogurt tubs, lettuce boxes and milk cartons,’” said Susan Ernsdorff, plant manager for Methow Recycles. Now...
Glass and gravel: alliance helps solve problem

Glass and gravel: alliance helps solve problem

By Laurelle Walsh
Two valley businesses, Cascade Concrete in Winthrop and Methow Recycles in Twisp, joined forces last year to find a new solution to the problem of glass recycling in the Methow. Locally discarded glass …

Community briefs: Jan. 22, 2014

This week:
Book fair at elementary school
Slide show about Turkey
The scoop on trash at First Tuesday
Arts shorts

Arts shorts

Photo by Sue Misao   Confluence celebrates 25th Confluence Gallery & Art Center in Twisp will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a gala event on July 23 at Pipestone Canyon Ranch. The evening includes dinner, music and dancing featuring the Hunt-Westendorf Quintet and Laura Love, and live and silent art auctions. Cost is $50 per...