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Sports briefs: June 17, 2015

Sports briefs: June 17, 2015

Help needed at rink Volunteer workers of all skill levels are needed to help out with the construction project at the Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink that will add refrigeration equipment and other amenities. Donated materials are also needed. For information, call 996-4199 or visit www.winthropicerink.com. Big trout for Dad Fish hatchery crews with the...
Letters to the editor: May 20, 2015

Letters to the editor: May 20, 2015

Time for a conversation Dear Editor: When I was a kid, we played with cap pistols. And, since I grew up in the Alaskan bush, I was a good shot with a .22 by the time I was 10. We kept loaded guns in the mess hall because my father ran a profitable placer mine....
Funds raised, now work begins on ice rink improvements

Funds raised, now work begins on ice rink improvements

By Marc Robertson First, I would like to thank the community and all of our great supporters from near and far who have risen to the call and given generously to help us meet our fundraising goal. The Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink board asked you to help match the state grant we received and...
An ice promise finally fulfilled

An ice promise finally fulfilled

A long-time dream that began years ago with a backyard rink, expanded to a public rink near the Winthrop Barn and later took more permanent form with the Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink (WISR), is about to reach fruition. Permanent refrigeration — which means real ice for many months during any winter at the outdoor rink — is coming...
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 …