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Tommy’s Bench

Tommy’s Bench

A cozy friendship bench, its two seats angled toward each other to encourage conversation, was unveiled at the elementary school concert assembly on Thursday (June 2). The bench, a collaborative project between Methow Valley Elementary School fifth-graders and  …
Wind in the Willows a parable for all ages

Wind in the Willows a parable for all ages

Although the cast of The Wind in the Willows includes a rat, an otter, numerous ferrets and weasels, a toad and a hedgehog, it really isn’t about animals. “They behave just like people and wear people costumes,” said director Rod Molzahn.
Arts briefs: Dec. 16, 2015

Arts briefs: Dec. 16, 2015

High school concert on Thursday The Liberty Bell High School band and choir will present their fall concert at 6 p.m. on Thursday (Dec. 16) at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. Admission is by donation. Arctic adventures with Lynx Primitive living skills instructor Lynx Vilden will present a slide show and readings as part of...
Where Tom was, that was home

Where Tom was, that was home

By Tim Lewis Some people have funerals when they die. Though the word funeral technically is synonymous to “memorial service,” the sounds suggest two completely different notions. The word “funeral” sounds like a dirge — dark, quiet, sober, half-emotionless, half-weeping (not crying, not sobbing, not shedding tears, but weeping). It may fit some end-of-life ceremonies and may fit...
Tribute from a thousand

Tribute from a thousand

The memorial for Tom Zbyszewski, who died at age 20 fighting the Twisp River Fire, drew 1,000 people to Liberty Bell High School in the Methow Valley to honor his memory and celebrate his life. Friends, relatives and teachers remembered Tom as a thinker and a leader who had great empathy for others at the...
An unusual weekend

An unusual weekend

By Don Nelson It wasn’t your typical Labor Day weekend in the Methow Valley — although “typical” may not have much meaning in the future if our summers continue to leave us exhausted, grieving, and calculating our economic losses before we even get to the first weekend of September. For all the three-day emphasis on tourism, the...
Editorials: August 26, 2015

Editorials: August 26, 2015

And now, worse Before this week, the Carlton Complex Fire of 2014 was the largest in Washington state history. The brutal destruction of landscape and structures, the painful impact on hundreds of lives, made it not just big but also an enduring nightmare. But the much smaller Twisp River Fire — officially now Branch 3 of the...
The return of high anxiety

The return of high anxiety

In a community primed for anxiety, the thick blanket of smoke that settled over the valley early this week may have been a blessing of sorts. It hid smoke plumes from two days of burnouts conducted to contain the Twisp River Fire. “It was so smoky already that no one saw the smoke columns. It...
His own path

His own path

Tom Zbyszewski accomplished much in a short life, but will be most remembered for his engaging personality Edited on 8/29 to add contact information to suggestions for memorial contributions. By Don Nelson Richard “Ski” and Jennifer Zbyszewski knew early on that there was something special about their son Tom. At Little Star Montessori School in...
Forest Service releases information about firefighter deaths

Forest Service releases information about firefighter deaths

The engine in which three firefighters died in the Twisp River Fire was found on a hillside about 40 feet below Woods Canyon Road, according to investigators for the U.S. Forest Service. When reached by emergency responders on Wednesday (Aug. 19), the engine was upright and had been burned over, with the three deceased firefighters...