The Methow Valley School District has added a half-day of school on Friday, Feb. 13, to make-up for the snow day declared the day before Thanksgiving because of heavy snowfall, power outages and downed trees. Feb. 13 will be an early-release day. Since Feb. 13 was initially scheduled as the first day of mid-winter break, […]
The Community Foundation of North Central Washington is accepting scholarship applications from students going to a college, university or trade school in 2015. Over 90 scholarships are available to students in the North Central Washington region. Last year the foundation awarded $469,000 in scholarships. Each scholarship is unique with its own set of criteria established by donors. Not […]
A Stage 1 burn ban was imposed in Okanogan County on Tuesday (Dec. 16) and will continue through at least 10 a.m. on Friday (Dec. 19), when it could be called off or extended. Air is expected to remain stagnant and could reach unhealthy levels, according to Washington Department of Ecology forecasters. Under a Stage […]
The Mazama Store’s annual Christmas at the End of the Road celebration on Sunday drew the usual packed house with the allure of food, drink, music and crafts.
By Don Nelson
The Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink (WISR) is within about $60,000 of meeting its local fundraising goal to match a state grant that will help pay for permanent refrigeration and other upgrades at the outdoor facility. Laurie Ulmer, chair of the …
The Methow Conservancy announced the winners of its 2014 Methow Conservation Awards Tuesday night (Dec. 9) at the organization’s annual holiday social and program. • Rob Crandall of Methow Natives is the winner of the Ken White Award, which honors people who carry on Ken White’s love for the Methow Valley. In a press release, […]
By Daniel Person
Kids who were born the year Seattle’s Lower Duwamish Waterway was designated a Superfund site are now approaching high school. If everything goes according to plan, the federally ordered river cleanup will be finished by the time they …
By Sarah Jane Keller
A new study raises questions about how to handle livestock conflicts. In two decades of studying large carnivores, nature has never failed to surprise Rob Wielgus. For example, he and his student found in 2013 that cougar hunting does not reduce complaints about …
By Don Nelson
The valley’s patch of wintry weather is isn’t likely to faze Winthrop’s newest deputy marshal. Mark Harreus comes to the Methow directly from Alaska, where he worked for about nine years in various law enforcement jobs including one at the remote village of Unalakleet.
By Laurelle Walsh
To prepare for future large-scale emergencies, Twisp Police Chief Paul Budrow says his community needs to be able to survive for three days before outside agencies come in with assistance. Last summer’s fires “brought the issue into the forefront,” Budrow said.