Yard waste cleanup
On Friday (April 29), all valley residents can bring green yard wastes to the Twisp Transfer Station, 12 Twisp Airport Road, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Allowed are all natural vegetation, branches and woody debris no shorter than 2 feet and no larger than 4 inches diameter; brush and shrubs; weeds; pine needles and cones; leaves and grass clippings; flowers; plants; fruit and vegetable plant trimmings. Not allowed are garbage; lumber or treated wood; homegrown fruit; dirt; construction debris/materials; plastics or paper.
Okanogan County Solid Waste, in partnership with Clean Air Methow and Fire Adapted Methow Valley, and with funding from state Department of Ecology, will be waiving fees at the transfer station.
County property taxes due May 2
First-half Okanogan County property taxes are due (or must be postmarked by) Monday (May 2). Interest and penalties start accruing May 3 at 1% per month for any unpaid taxes.
Mail your taxes or assessments to Okanogan County Treasurer, P.O. Box 111, Okanogan, WA 98840.
You can pay by credit card through the link for parcel and tax information at www.okanogancounty.org/government/treasurer or by calling 1 – 877 – 737‑4772. For customer service, call 1 – 888 – 891‑6064 and choose option 1.
People can also go to the treasurer’s office to pay by credit or debit card or by check. Credit-card payments include a 2.5% service fee on the amount of tax being paid.
The treasurer’s office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through May 2. Contact the treasurer’s office at (509) 422‑7180 with questions.
Housing Trust events
The Methow Housing Trust has scheduled a series of public events related to its recently launched capital campaign to “Build Belonging” in the valley. All the events are free. For more information, visit http://methowhousingtrust.org/build-belonging.
- Jupiter restaurant, Winthrop, Thursday, April 28, 4 – 6 p.m.
- Methow Valley Farmers Market, Twisp, Saturday, April 30, 9 a.m. – noon.
- Methow Valley Thriftway, Friday, May 6, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Mazama Store, Sunday, May 8, 11 a.m. – 1 p. m.
- Block Party at TwispWorks, Saturday, May 28, 4 – 7 p.m., including yard games, music, food and brews and information.
Communications District meeting
The Methow Valley Communications District board meets on May 10 at 4 p.m. in the Education Station building on the TwispWorks campus. For information, visit www.mvcomm.org, call (509) 557‑0963 or email email@example.com