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Chambers host fire-recovery meeting for valley businesses

Chambers host fire-recovery meeting for valley businesses

The chambers of commerce for Winthrop and Twisp invite all businesses in the Methow Valley to a meeting on Thursday (Sept. 11) from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. at the Winthrop Barn to discuss recovery from the summer’s fires. The meeting will include an overview of efforts to re-build tourism, an update on the valley’s long-term recovery organization,...
Local groups begin making plans for long-term recovery

Local groups begin making plans for long-term recovery

By Marcy Stamper
Although hundreds of people are still literally digging out from the devastation of the wildfire—and firefighters still working to control it—a network of individuals and organizations has begun building a network for longer-term recovery. Some 40 people from local social-service agencies, …
Valley touts ‘open for business’ message to help convince tourists to come back

Valley touts ‘open for business’ message to help convince tourists to come back

By Don Nelson
Above the roar of flames and crack of lightning strikes, the Methow Valley continues to get its message out: We are open for business and ready for visitors. But the toll on seasonal income for the valley’s tourism-dependent economy is mounting as fires, power outages and road closures continue to discourage...
Community briefs: July 2, 2014

Community briefs: July 2, 2014

This week: Garlic harvest, wine festival, farm camp, food preservation, wildfire readiness, bowl painting, exchange students, women outdoors, planned giving and naturalization info.
Is the valley ready for its close-up?

Is the valley ready for its close-up?

By Don Nelson
The Methow Valley could become more than a bit player when movie and advertisement makers “cast” sites for their film and video productions, according to …
Hop Rendezvous brings brewfest tradition back

Hop Rendezvous brings brewfest tradition back

The Winthrop Hop Rendezvous Brewfest, which will offer samplings of craft beers from around the region on Saturday (June 21), is a reincarnation of sorts. Casey Ruud, co-owner of the Old Schoolhouse Brewery in Winthrop, said that the brewery’s predecessor — the Winthrop Brewing Company — used to host something similar called Octoberwest. Ruud said the idea to revive...
Candidates’ forum draws packed house

Candidates’ forum draws packed house

By Don Nelson
Candidates for the commission that would oversee a proposed Methow Valley Recreation District had a chance to make personal impressions on the voters during a public forum last week at the Twisp Valley Grange. Ten of the 13 candidates for five at-large positions on the commission attended the forum…...
Winthrop makes progress on hiring new police officers

Winthrop makes progress on hiring new police officers

Winthrop may soon be able to boost its police force from one officer to three. Mayor Sue Langdalen said at last week’s town council meeting that she was interviewing three candidates for two openings, including town marshal. Any recommendations Langdalen makes must be processed by the town’s civil service commission. Langdalen said she hopes to...
Snow slide

Snow slide

Winthrop’s annual snowshoe softball tournament, sponsored by Three Fingered Jack’s and the chamber of commerce, once again drew teams from around the region last weekend. New snow made running and sliding less traumatic. Photos by Don Nelson