Delinquent taxes, assessments due
From the office of Okanogan County Treasurer Pam Johnson: a reminder that all taxpayers with delinquent 2020 property taxes, irrigation assessments and lake management are subject to tax foreclosure if the 2020 year is not paid by June 8, 2023. The payment must be in the Treasurer’s Office by 4:30 p.m. that day. For information, call (509) 422-7180. The Treasurer’s Office is located at 149 N. Third St., Room 201, Okanogan.
If you are mailing your taxes or assessments, send payments to Okanogan County Treasurer, PO Box 111, Okanogan, WA 98840.
If paying by credit card, go to www.okanogancounty.org/government/treasurer or call 1-877-737-4772. For customer service call 1-888-891-6064 and choose option 2. There will be a small convenience fee applied to your credit card payment for this service.
Sowing seeds, growing hope
Classroom in Bloom and the Twisp Valley Grange are hosting a slide show presentation by Victor Yemba, “Sowing Seeds and Growing Hope in the Congo,” at the grange on Monday, June 5, from 7-8 p.m. The program is free and open the public; dessert and drinks will be provided.
Yemba will relate his story of growing up in a small village in the Democratic Republic of Congo where, from the age of 6, he assisted his grandfather in growing food for the family with no tools but iron hoes.
First Tuesday at Bluebird
Methow Conservancy’s First Tuesday event on June 6 will be a presentation at Bluebird Grain Farms, on Highway 20 between Twisp and Winthrop, starting at 6 p.m. Join a conversation about conservation of agricultural land and get a firsthand window into a thriving organic grain operation. The event will be outside, free, and open to the public. Visit https://methowconservancy.org/news/category/events for more information.
Methow At Home hosts pub-style team Trivia at Nancy Aadland’s home on Wednesday, June 7, from 3-5 p.m. Visit methowathome.org to register.
‘Backstage Pass Brunch’ at TwispWorks
TwispWorks will host its second “Backstage Pass Brunch” on Saturday, June 17, starting at 10:30 a.m. from the Pavilion.
In the style of a progressive dinner party, participants will tour parts of the campus while savoring a locally made brunch, hearing behind-the-scenes and stories from campus partners including Old Schoolhouse Brewery, the Methow Valley School District’s auto technology facilities, Velocity Made Good, the art studio of Perri Lynch Howard, Hannah Viano Studios and more. Food will be provided by Twispeats. Tickets are $75 and available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/6018187. Visit https://twispworks.org/backstagepass for more information.
Conservation District board
The Okanogan Conservation District is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Board of Supervisors. Interested persons must live within the district boundaries (which includes all of unincorporated Okanogan County, and Winthrop, Conconully, Okanogan, Nespelem, and Coulee Dam). Applicants must complete an information form and submit a letter of interest before 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 22. For information, visit www.okanogancd.org or contact Craig Nelson at (509) 846-6216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.