Adult comedy Rapture, Blister, Burn explores ‘the feminist question’

Adult comedy Rapture, Blister, Burn explores ‘the feminist question’

By Ann McCreary
Funny and thought-provoking, the play Rapture, Blister, Burn at The Merc Playhouse explores the age-old question — what do women really want? “It’s modern, spicy,” said Ashley Lodato, who …
Canedo home run highlights Tonasket, Bridgeport wins

Canedo home run highlights Tonasket, Bridgeport wins

By Mike Maltais

Junior Baylee Canedo’s over-the-fence home run and strong pitching by junior Kelsey Baldwin highlighted an offensive and defensive juggernaut that overran Tonasket, 19-6, and Bridgeport, 16-1 and 19-4, in softball action at Liberty Bell High School last week.

Camp sentenced in dog-taking incident

Camp sentenced in dog-taking incident

By Ann McCreary

A Carlton woman who admitted taking home a dog that she found chained outside in sub-zero weather last December has been sentenced to community service, a fine and two years of probation in connection with the incident. A jury in Okanogan County District Court...

Soccer squad wins two after first league loss

Soccer squad wins two after first league loss

By Mike Maltais

An always-tough Bridgeport team handed the Liberty Bell High School varsity boys’ soccer squad its first league loss, 3-1, on April 8 in the team’s first game after spring break. But the Mountain Lions bounced back to defeat Omak, 5-2, and the Chelan junior...

Tourism funds awarded despite questions

Tourism funds awarded despite questions

By Marcy Stamper

Nonprofits in Okanogan County that have been waiting to find out how much they will get back from the tax levied on lodging — which they use to promote tourism — should get the word this week. The Okanogan County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) scored applications in...

Higbee hurls near no-hitter in Lions sweep

Higbee hurls near no-hitter in Lions sweep

By Mike Maltais

A single fielding error was all that stood between Mountain Lions pitcher Shane Higbee and a no-hitter as the Liberty Bell High School varsity baseball team defeated Lake Roosevelt, 7-1, as part of …

End of an era

End of an era

Dan Foussard, Jesse Davis and Chris Zahn pried boards and sheet metal off the Town of Winthrop’s 1940s-era Bluff Street shop on Saturday. Foussard, who bid $253 to dismantle the building and haul everything away, described the lumber as “absolutely gorgeous. I scored really good on it.” Although he doesn’t...
Red Cross action team ready to respond

Red Cross action team ready to respond

By Laurelle Walsh

Six Methow Valley residents have trained with the American Red Cross and are the area’s new Twisp-based Disaster Action Team.

Wendy Braden, Sheila Brandenburg, Kay MacCready, Heather Smith, and Renee and John Szenasi just finished Red Cross casework training and Emergency Response Vehicle training...

Environmental groups challenge USFS ATV stance

Environmental groups challenge USFS ATV stance

By Marcy Stamper

A recent policy interpretation by the forest supervisor allowing ATVs to use roads in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest “is unlawful and should be reversed immediately,” argue two environmental organizations in a letter to the supervisor, Mike Balboni.

In a letter sent last week …

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Twin Lakes Road repaving scheduled for summer

Twin Lakes Road repaving scheduled for summer

The Okanogan County commissioners have been approving right-of-way agreements to purchase strips of land along Twin Lakes Road for a $1.4 million repaving and widening project expected to be carried out this summer. The Okanogan County Department of Public Works will smooth corners and add four-foot paved shoulders for a...
’49er Days royalty announced

’49er Days royalty announced

The Winthrop ’49er Days committee has announced its 2014 royalty: Grand Marshal Ken Westman, Grand Lady Lois McLean, Queen Vanessa Smith, and princesses Lily Darwood and Katherine Tannehill. Westman and McLean are both longtime valley residents with decades of ’49er Days under their belts. McLean said she is happy to...
Hear LBHS jazz band and support music program

Hear LBHS jazz band and support music program

Enjoy high-energy jazz and a satisfying bowl of spaghetti — and help support the Liberty Bell High School music program — when the Liberty Bell jazz band plays at the Twisp River Pub next Wednesday (April 23). The 18-member student group — five saxophones; four trombones; three trumpets; and a rhythm section with keyboard, guitar, percussion,...
New Twisp restaurant combines Mexican and Cuban cooking

New Twisp restaurant combines Mexican and Cuban cooking

By Don Nelson

Rey Emmanuel, a new restaurant featuring Mexican and Cuban cuisine, opened this week in Twisp. The restaurant, on West Second Avenue just off of Highway 20, is a joint venture of Raymundo Miranda, who has lived in the valley for more than 20 years, and...