MVID seeks board member
The Methow Valley Irrigation District (MVID) is seeking candidates to fill a position on the district’s board of directors left vacant by the death of director Greg Nordang. Candidates must be at least 18 years old, a citizen of the United States, a resident of the state, and hold title or evidence of title to assessable land in the district.
The vacancy will be filled by appointment by the board of county commissioners. MVID will make a recommendation from among the candidates who express interest. The appointee will serve for the remainder of this year. MVID will hold an election for a director to fill the remainder of the term this fall. If interested and qualified, send a letter of interest to the MVID secretary at email@example.com.
Be in the parade
Want to be part of the Twisp Fourth of July parade? Find an application form at https://twispwa.com/4th-of-july-parade-application-form.
The parade begins at 11 a.m. from the TwispWorks campus and proceeds north to the end of Glover Street.
Parade entrants can include businesses and organizations. Parade participants can show off their prize horses, classic cars, musical talent, dance moves, circus skills, or patriotic entertainment.
Pedestrians, bikes and cars will stage at TwispWorks. Large vehicles like floats, boats and trucks will line up on Lincoln Street facing south towards TwispWorks. Horse riders are encouraged to meet in the parking lot behind Hank’s Harvest Foods where the Methow Valley Horsemen are staged. Riders will travel from behind Hank’s to the Methow Valley Eagles and cross Highway 20 at Glover Street at about 10:50 a.m. to lead the parade.
‘Water, Water Everywhere’ program
The Methow Watershed Council is hosting a community meeting with the theme “Water, Water Everywhere” on Saturday, June 25, from 1 – 4 p.m. at Twisp Park. The event is intended to bring together all elements of the community interested in water issues.
Organizations will give brief presentations about the work they are doing as it pertains to securing and protecting an ongoing water supply for people, agriculture and the natural systems and wildlife in the Methow Valley. The Watershed Council and other organizations will be available to provide more detailed information and answer questions.
Organizations confirmed to attend to date are the Methow Beaver Project, Methow Conservancy, Methow Valley Citizens Council, Okanogan Conservation District, U.S. Forest Service, Cascade Fish and Trout Unlimited. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Methow At Home Events
Methow At Home sponsors a series of free events in the coming weeks. Register at methowathome.com.
- “Ride Share Options,” a videoconference on July 12 at 4 p.m., with Dana Golden of Resilient Methow. Learn about existing efforts around local transportation and help brainstorm ideas.
Kiesau fellowship presentations
A free event featuring recipients of Mary Kiesau Community Fellowship grants talking about their projects will be held at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp on June 25, starting at 7 p.m. To date, five awards of $1,000 each have been given to individuals working on a variety of compelling projects that highlight the intersection of art, education and stewardship of the environment.
Naturalist and photographer David Lukas will talk about his field work capturing local wildflowers in educational videos. Visiting multi-media artists Etsuko Ichikawa and Suze Woolf will talk about their upcoming residencies in the Methow that will allow them to expand on their projects spanning multiple locations. Local author, herbalist and educator Rosalee de la Foret will talk about her upcoming book, currently in the making. A copy of David Moskowitz’s newest book will also be available to view and purchase.
Second Mile Ranch celebrates
The Second Mile Ranch on Poorman Creek, west of Twisp, will have a 50th anniversary celebration on July 29 – 30. There will be a potluck at 331 Poorman Creek on Friday night at 6 p.m., followed by reminiscing, general cavorting and gamboling, and a picture show of activities and personalities going back 50 years. Saturday will be a day of gathering and more reminiscing. Open to all; bring stories and memories.
Summer garden camps
Registration is now open for Classroom in Bloom’s summer garden camps, which will be offered in five four-day sessions in June and July. Most of the camps are for ages 6 – 10 and will be from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily. Dates are June 27 – 30 (for 5- to 7-year-olds); July 5 – 8 (Tuesday through Friday); July 11 – 14; July 18 – 21; and July 25 – 28. Cost is $240 per camp; scholarships are available. Visit email@example.com.
Clean up the river
Be part of a valley-wide cleanup project on the Methow’s rivers and creeks on Aug. 13. Volunteers will remove trash from legally accessible areas along the Methow River and its tributaries. Trash drop stations will be set up at several locations in the valley.
Registered participants will be entered into a drawing for half-day rafting trip for two on the Methow River courtesy of Methow Rafting.
For information about volunteering and to register, visit http://volunteermethow.org.
Check your canner gauge
Getting ready for canning season? Have your pressure canner gauge checked out for free by WSU Extension Okanogan County. Visit the extension office at 1234 Second Ave. S., Okanogan, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday (closed noon – 1 p.m.). For information, call (509) 422‑7245 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
County Fair royalty
The Okanogan County Fair is seeking fair royalty candidates for 2023. Applicants must be between the ages of 15 – 19 and a past or present Okanogan County Fair participant.
Applications can be found online at okanogancounty.org, or at the Okanogan County Fair Office, 175 Rodeo Trail, Okanogan. Applications must be turned into the Fair Office by Aug. 1. Horsemanship is not a requirement. For more information, call (509) 322‑2477.