Thornton-White leads Lady Lions 2-1 over Bears

Thornton-White leads Lady Lions 2-1 over Bears

By Mike Maltais
Sometimes you only have one game to play, but sometimes one is enough. The Liberty Bell High School varsity girls’ soccer team saw a two-game week get whittled down to one when Manson cancelled a scheduled game on Oct. 9, but settled for a 2-1 victory...
Questionable deer opener provides early season answers

Questionable deer opener provides early season answers

By Mike Maltais
Nobody knew quite what to expect when the general modern firearms deer season opened in Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Game Management Units last Saturday. On the heels of the state’s worst wildfire – much of it concentrated in the greater Methow Valley …...
Cut off

Cut off

By Marcy Stamper
A simple phone call can travel thousands of miles before the phone rings in your friend’s house just a few towns over. The process seems so ordinary that most of us take it for granted — that is, until there’s no dial tone or, worse, you repeatedly...
District 6 seeks levy increase to fund new station

District 6 seeks levy increase to fund new station

By Ann McCreary
Voters who live within the boundaries of Okanogan County Fire District 6 will be asked next month to decide whether they want to pay more in property taxes to finance construction of a new fire station in Winthrop. Proposition 1 on the Nov. 4 general election...
Highway 153 finally re-opened to through traffic; repairs continue

Highway 153 finally re-opened to through traffic; repairs continue

By Ann McCreary
In a push to get state highways 153 and 20 open before a federal emergency contract ends, construction crews worked through the weekend to complete paving damaged sections to allow traffic through. Highway 153 was finally opened to traffic on Monday (Oct. 13) after…
Pearrygin Lake State Park prepares for onset of winter

Pearrygin Lake State Park prepares for onset of winter

By Laurelle Walsh

Camping at Pearrygin Lake State Park ends for the season at noon on Oct. 27, when both campgrounds officially close for the winter; however, many opportunities remain for public access in the off season. Vehicles may still enter on the east entrance road and park...

Let 'em Ride

Let ‘em Ride

By Laurelle Walsh

Twelve Methow Valley Elementary School students travel up the road to Moccasin Lake Ranch on Tuesdays to spend several hours learning about horse care, horseback riding and, more importantly, to be involved in a positive learning experience that excites them, fully involves them,...