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Methow Valley winter stayed white long enough to generate some green

Methow Valley winter stayed white long enough to generate some green

Winter didn’t let down the Methow Valley’s economy. Thanks to snow that came early and hung around just long enough, the valley’s 200-kilometer Nordic trails system had a record-breaking year, according to Kristen Smith, marketing director for Methow Trails.
Methow Valley Fund awards $70,480 to local nonprofits

Methow Valley Fund awards $70,480 to local nonprofits

The Methow Valley Fund, managed by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington, has recently awarded $70,480 in grants to Methow Valley nonprofits. Established in 2006, the Methow Valley Fund provides grant funding to charitable organizations that are meeting needs and developing strong, sustainable programs that enhance the Methow Valley. The fund is advised by...
Cancelled hockey tournament causes economic ripples

Cancelled hockey tournament causes economic ripples

By Laurelle Walsh
The last-minute cancellation of a youth hockey tournament dampened the spirits of Winthrop lodging and business owners who had planned for an influx of visitors last weekend. Six youth hockey teams from …
The return of winter

The return of winter

By Don Nelson
Kristen Smith was able to offer a first-hand, up-to-date account of how the Methow Valley’s winter recreation season is going when a reporter caught up with her on Monday (Jan. 5). She was out cross country skiing, encountering other skiers …
Winthrop ice rink in final phase of local fundraising campaign for refrigeration

Winthrop ice rink in final phase of local fundraising campaign for refrigeration

By Don Nelson
The Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink (WISR) is within about $60,000 of meeting its local fundraising goal to match a state grant that will help pay for permanent refrigeration and other upgrades at the outdoor facility. Laurie Ulmer, chair of the …
Winthrop ice rink project gets a $75,000 boost

Winthrop ice rink project gets a $75,000 boost

By Don Nelson
The Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink (WISR) got a big boost in its fundraising campaign to help pay for ice refrigeration equipment and other improvements at the Winthrop Town Council meeting last week. The council agreed to …
Lynn to manage Winthrop ice rink

Lynn to manage Winthrop ice rink

Sharla Lynn has been named facilities manager for the Winthrop Ice and Sports Rink (WISR), the rink’s board of directors announced this week. Lynn, who formerly was general manager of the Loup Loup Ski Bowl, replaced Kurt Meacham, who oversaw the rink’s activities for the past several years.  “We are very excited to have Sharla...
Mountain bike festival this weekend in Winthrop

Mountain bike festival this weekend in Winthrop

The Methow Singletrack Solstice mountain biking festival begins Friday (June 20) and will continue through Sunday at various locations in the valley. The event will be headquartered at the Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink. The bike festival will offer challenging rides (including a couple of transportation-supported, point-to-point options), socializing, and other events. Cost for those...
Questions continue at rec district proponents’ public meeting

Questions continue at rec district proponents’ public meeting

By Ann McCreary
Proponents of creating a new recreation district in the Methow Valley fielded pointed questions and …

Community briefs: March 5, 2014

This week: Recycle some big metal, Beer and bikes and Options for long-term care