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It’s been a busy year with lots of attention-grabbing headlines. For our annual Year in Review issue, we’re planning to identify the top stories of 2019, with your help.
It’s simple to participate (except for the deciding part): Pick your own “Top 10” stories – you don’t have to rank them in any order, just pick 10 – from the list below. We narrowed it down to 25 possibilities to make things simpler. If you want to submit custom suggestions, email your top 10 list to firstname.lastname@example.org instead of voting here.
Sports stories of the year will be handled separately.
Select 10 stories that were the most important to Methow Valley residents in 2019
- Methow Headwaters preserved by Congressional action (11%, 20 Votes)
- Proposal to reintroduce grizzlies in North Cascades revived (11%, 20 Votes)
- Families move into Methow Housing Trust homes (7%, 14 Votes)
- Grand opening at Homestream Park in Winthrop (6%, 12 Votes)
- Local elections and results in Twisp, Fire District 6 (6%, 12 Votes)
- County backs public access to backcountry roads (6%, 11 Votes)
- Fire season passes with no major blazes (5%, 10 Votes)
- Twisp civic center, Winthrop library included in state’s capital budget (5%, 10 Votes)
- TwispWorks celebrates 10 years (5%, 9 Votes)
- Chewuch River water transfer application withdrawn (5%, 9 Votes)
- Wagner, Stafford ranches preserved for river restoration (4%, 8 Votes)
- USFS proposes changes in Twisp River area (4%, 8 Votes)
- Federal shutdown affected many valley residents (4%, 7 Votes)
- DNR seeks to transfer land to raise money for school trust (4%, 7 Votes)
- DNR reduces proposed extent of Virginia Ridge timber sale (3%, 6 Votes)
- Carlton pot store moves to Twisp (2%, 4 Votes)
- County proposes gravel pit in lower valley (2%, 4 Votes)
- Mission Project faces challenge in federal court (2%, 3 Votes)
- Three Rivers Hospital to end obstetrics in 2020 (2%, 3 Votes)
- Highway 20 over Loup closed again by slides (2%, 3 Votes)
- Methow Trails buys new headquarters site in Winthrop (2%, 3 Votes)
- Doug Johnson appointed Winthrop town marshal (1%, 1 Votes)
- Architects seleced to design new Winthrop public library (1%, 1 Votes)
- Sales tax increase to rebuild communications system (1%, 1 Votes)
- Winthrop revamps noise ordinance for later live music (1%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 22