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County crews mixing plant matter and soil on Texas Creek

County crews mixing plant matter and soil on Texas Creek

By Marcy Stamper
Okanogan County Public Works crews have done more erosion-prevention work and cleaned up related debris from trees that had been deposited on steep slopes above Texas Creek, according to …
Debris dumped along Texas Creek prompts talks between agencies 

Debris dumped along Texas Creek prompts talks between agencies 

By Marcy Stamper

In response to citizen concerns about branches, tree trunks and large root wads deposited on a steep embankment on Texas Creek, representatives from Okanogan County Public Works and the Washington Department of Ecology have discussed the county’s practices for handling vegetation and brush. Representatives of the county and the...

Lowland lake opener predicts creels of trout at local spots

Lowland lake opener predicts creels of trout at local spots

By Mike Maltais

If weather and water conditions combined with hatchery plants and holdovers are reliable indicators, the lowland lake trout season opener Saturday (April 26) promises to be a good one for anglers headed for local hotspots.

It’s “the biggest …

Fly fishing club to meet

Fly fishing club to meet

The Methow Valley Fly Fishing Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday (April 22) in the Liberty Bell High School library. The meeting is open to the public. Jeff Korth, regional fisheries manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, will discuss rules and regulations governing lakes and rivers in Region 2, which...
WDFW asks for input on status of western gray squirrels in the Methow

WDFW asks for input on status of western gray squirrels in the Methow

By Ann McCreary
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking updated information on western gray squirrels as the agency considers whether to change the species’ status from threatened to endangered in Washington. The Methow Valley is among only a few …
Twisp-area dog escapes ‘scary’ wolf attack with injuries

Twisp-area dog escapes ‘scary’ wolf attack with injuries

By Ann McCreary
Mandy and Paul Schmekel say they’re keeping a close eye on their four young boys after two wolves attacked a family dog last week …
Fly fishers meet March 18

Fly fishers meet March 18

The regular monthly meeting of the Methow Valley Flyfishing Club will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday (March 18) at the Liberty Bell High School library. The meeting is open to the public. This month’s speaker will be Chris Donley, fisheries manager and researcher for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). Donley has...

WDFW sells house and outbuildings at auction, some for just $1

Five bidders paid from $1 to $200 each for 10 structures, including wooden storage sheds, a barn and a house, auctioned recently by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). The sale of structures on the Twisp-Carlton Road property netted a total of $647 for the state agency. The 11th structure on the property,...

Clarification

Three permits issued by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife through a cougar management removal program in the Methow Valley allow hunters holding the permits to take one cougar per permit. This would equal a total of three cougars removed under the program in the Methow Valley. An article in last week’s Methow Valley News (Feb....
Permits issued to hunt cougars with hounds in the valley

Permits issued to hunt cougars with hounds in the valley

By Ann McCreary
In response to an above-average number of cougar-related complaints, three hunters have been issued special permits to hunt cougars with hounds in …