Methow Valley Irrigation District (MVID) members interested in seeking a seat on the district’s three-person board of directors should submit their names to the district secretary by Nov. 3. The district will elect one board member to serve a three-year term that begins in January 2015. The seat is currently held by Greg Nordang, who […]
By Don Nelson
Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Chris Culp ruled last Wednesday (Oct. 15) that the so-called “hanging hut” built on Flagg Mountain near Mazama violates property covenants meant to protect views from the valley floor, and that “removal of the hut from its current location …
By Ann McCreary
Under the “what next?” category of events, State Highway 153 is closed — again — to through traffic, this time as a result of a crack in a column that supports the bridge over the Methow River just south of Carlton. Motorists traveling beyond Carlton in …
By Ann McCreary
The dream of creating a community trail through Twisp has moved closer to reality with the recent announcement of $199,504 in state funding for the project. The funding was awarded by the state’s Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) to help the town acquire and develop land for the community trail, which is proposed to traverse the town north to south for about three miles, along the Methow River where possible.
Ballots for the Nov. 4 general election will be mailed this week in Okanogan County, and most will arrive by Friday (Oct. 17). Candidates for local, regional, statewide and national offices will fill the ballots along with local and statewide measures or levy requests. Okanogan is an all-mail ballot county. Ballots must be postmarked by […]
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The local group studying needs and resources for child care and early childhood education is holding focus groups for parents and primary caregivers of children from birth to age 10. The focus groups are informal discussions to understand child care and early childhood education successes, challenges needs and gaps in the Methow Valley. The discussions […]
By Rikki Schwab
Winthrop Town Marshal
As human beings we often fight change. This is because we get into routines that are familiar and comfortable. As our bodies adjust we continue moving forward in this stage of comfort that when disrupted can cause us stress.
By Ann McCreary
The landmark Tice Ranch was sold to a local couple – Robert and Laura Howson – in an auction on Thursday (Oct. 16) for $3.108 million. Howson said Friday that the couple plans to live in the main lodge on the 305-acre ranch and …
The U.S. and Canada prepare to renegotiate the 50-year-old Columbia River Treaty By Marshall Swearingen High Country News For 16 consecutive days in August, tribal members, environmental activists and others gathered along the banks of the Columbia River, each day a different group at a different location, working upstream from the river’s mouth at the […]