I’ve been buzzed by U.S. Navy jets from Bainbridge Island while walking milk goats and dog on a ridge, in grey wolf territory, above Libby Creek. It was not a pleasant experience.
Since then, the U.S. Forest Service has taken on the environmental disturbance duties with their “restoration” project introduction of commercial logging, prescribed burns, and truck traffic to disrupt the lives of all species that value a watershed’s intrinsic values.
Libby Creek Watershed Association
Dear public — we are experiencing bathroom and kitchen vandalism on a weekly basis here at the Methow Valley Community Center. We clean and maintain the bathrooms for public use for you! It is costly and unfortunate that some people will abuse this service.
Lately the men’s and women’s room air fresheners were broken into and ripped off the wall. The person(s) destroyed the machines and huffed the canisters. That is the most awful part; putting those chemicals into your nasal passage. Someone else was caught breaking into the kitchen for anything they could get their hands on. I caught that person. The reality here is I am now going to buy surveillance cameras. We are installing gates and locking doors earlier than ever before. Bathrooms may be next.
Is this the Methow you want? Not me. Although, I do lock my car every time I leave it now.
The solution? We need to meet to discuss what is really happening here. No doubt people who are drug-compromised feel they have no other choice than to get high. That is the only time they feel great. It is a cruel cycle that leaves a person without any options, yet perpetuates a downward trend; get high, lose your job and home, get high, lose your family trust, get high, lose your health.
What do you think about Twisp providing access to a warming shelter, with a place to sleep, clean up, and hopefully start to live with hope? I cannot do that here at the community center; we provide classes for adults and children.
Does anyone else have a positive solution to this increasing problem?
My best wishes for a healthy community.
Methow Valley Community Center
Thanks from Room One
What a year for Give Methow! Room One is humbled by the generosity of the many friends and neighbors who came forward and shared what they could. We thank you!
Room One is here for our community, and you are here for us. That is what makes it all work.
In a letter to the editor from Tom and Carol McCord of Winthrop they reference the great job this newspaper does.
Let me echo those comments.
This is a great paper that provides a real service to the Methow Valley!
Keep up the great work going forward!