Friday, Oct. 26 Halloween party Costume contest, dancing to a “killer” DJ, beer and cider, tasty eats from a food truck, Jell-O syringes, and raffle prizes when the Twisp Valley Grange is transformed into a spooky palace. All proceeds support the Okanogan Open Roads Coalition. Admission: $10 (21 and over only) Twisp Valley Grange 8 […]
Two traditional Methow Valley programs are gearing up their volunteer efforts to make the holidays happier for local residents. Here’s information about how to take part, or to help out: Manger Mall Parents or guardians from Mazama to Methow who need assistance providing holiday gifts for their children can pre-register and then purchase one new […]
Lack of caregivers and reluctance to ask for help are among challenges facing elderly residents — and organizations working to assist them — in the Methow Valley.
Representatives of six local organizations met recently for a wide-ranging discussion of how they each work to assist the valley’s older residents, and how they can work together. The conversation returned repeatedly to the need for more caregivers, whether in supported living settings or for in-home care.
Jamie’s Place employee Jessica Kulsrud was recently named Washington State Adult Family Home Caregiver of the Year, by the Adult Family Home Council.
Don Reddington, whose courageous public efforts to bring more attention to Alzheimer’s disease were chronicled in the “Living With Alzheimer’s” publication in 2016, died on Tuesday morning (Oct. 2), his wife, Ginger said. “Don passed away peacefully at 10:08 a.m. today at Central Washington Hospital. His family was at his side,” Ginger said in an […]
Visitors to the Methow Valley Interpretive Center this summer may have had the pleasure of meeting a new face. Sandra Warriors Pistol Bullet, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, completed an internship at the center and worked as a docent.
She is the first participant in a new partnership between the Colville Tribe and the Interpretive Center. Warriors Pistol Bullet also worked with Rob Crandall in the plant nursery housed at the center, Methow Natives.
The first five homes in the Methow Housing Trust’s Canyon Street Neighborhood in Twisp are taking shape, and will be ready for occupancy by late winter or early spring next year. The homes are being built to fulfill the housing trust’s mission to provide homes that people earning 60 to 100 percent of the area median income can buy.
Ashley Thrasher, who was appointed to the Twisp Town Council in February, has resigned from the council because she has moved outside of Twisp town boundaries. Thrasher was appointed to a seat previously held by Josh Thomson, who chose to leave the council due to work and family demands. The Town Council will need to […]
Work is wrapping up on a $1.2 million street and water system upgrade in the northeast part of Twisp.
The “Downtown Improvement Project” began in early July, replacing 80-year-old water lines with larger pipes to improve water pressure and fire flow, and repaving streets near the town center. The water system upgrade also includes new automated “radio read” water meters for about 40 hookups.
Olivia Bowers, a 2014 graduate of Liberty Bell High School, has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. She recently graduated with a major in criminal justice, and minors in political science and aerospace, from Washington State University, where she participated in the ROTC program. Bowers was sworn in by Hank […]