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‘Last Salmon’ tells story of hope through music at The Merc

‘Last Salmon’ tells story of hope through music at The Merc

“The Last Salmon,” a compelling story based on a book by a local author and told through music composed by an award-winning songwriter, takes the stage at The Merc Playhouse on Feb. 26. Described as “a chamber musical for kids and people who love them,” the show tells the story of a wild salmon, …...
Volunteers help with Goat Creek restoration

Volunteers help with Goat Creek restoration

Volunteers mulched and caged 100 newly planted native trees and shrubs on Nov. 8 to help complete a restoration project benefiting salmonids in Goat Creek, on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. After a site tour by Methow Valley Ranger District Fisheries Biologist Gene Shull, seven volunteers went to work and collectively donated over 35 hours to...
Sports briefs: Oct. 28, 2015

Sports briefs: Oct. 28, 2015

Horse care classes at Moccasin Lake Methow Valley Riding Unlimited is offering a six-week series of horsemastership classes beginning Monday (Nov. 2) at Moccasin Lake Ranch on Patterson Lake Road. Students in the un-mounted classes will learn healthy horse-keeping practices, general knowledge of horses and related subjects. It is open to beginners as well as...
Three salmon habitat projects get underway this summer

Three salmon habitat projects get underway this summer

Three projects to improve salmon habitat in the Methow Valley will be carried out this summer by the Yakama Nation. The projects involve two stretches of the Methow River — one in Mazama near the Weeman Bridge and another in the Big Valley Wildlife area. Another project will take place along the Chewuch River near Falls Creek.
Comments sought on Chewuch River salmon restoration project

Comments sought on Chewuch River salmon restoration project

A draft environmental assessment has been completed for a project that will restore salmon habitat on a stretch of the Chewuch River, and the public has an opportunity to provide comments on the proposal during the next month. The project, proposed by the Yakama Nation, would construct logjams and backwater channels and enhance pools from...
State’s salmon recovery funding board tours Methow

State’s salmon recovery funding board tours Methow

Staff from the Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board hosted a tour of the Methow Valley for members of the Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board last Wednesday (Sept. 17). Representatives from National Marine Fisheries Service out of Portland, Oregon, and Washington, D.C., also attended, according to a recovery board press release. The tour included visits...
Arts briefs: May 14, 2014

Arts briefs: May 14, 2014

This week: Pinkerton reads from debut novel, The Amish project coming to the Merc in June, and River is focus of next Confluence exhibit
Comment on Methow Valley river projects

Comment on Methow Valley river projects

Proposals for four river-restoration projects intended to improve conditions for endangered and threatened salmon in the Methow Valley have been submitted to Okanogan County for environmental review or permit exemptions. Yakama Nation Fisheries is working on a project that would enhance fish habitat on the Twisp River. The project involves the construction of three engineered...
Salmon crossing cracked dam, one way or another

Salmon crossing cracked dam, one way or another

By Marcy Stamper

Engineers, fish biologists and construction teams who scrambled to meet an April 15 deadline to devise a way to move the first of an expected 20,000 spring Chinook salmon over the fractured Wanapum Dam say they have met their initial goals.

Construction workers have retrofitted the fish ladders...

Salmon crossing cracked dam using modified fish ladders

Salmon crossing cracked dam using modified fish ladders

By Marcy Stamper

Engineers, fish biologists and construction teams who have scrambled to meet an April 15 deadline to devise a way to move the first of an expected 20,000 spring Chinook salmon over the fractured Wanapum Dam believe they have met their initial goals. Construction workers have …