It was part history lesson, part reminiscence and part proselytizing on Thursday (April 9) when John Lester and Larry Higbee talked about the early days of Winthrop’s Westernization in front of a full house at the Winthrop Barn.
Bricks still available For a limited time, it will cost you only $40 (rather than $50) to order a brick to be installed in the community garden at the Methow Valley Community Center, as the fundraising effort enters its second phase. The first phase is completed and the bricks can be seen at the garden. […]
Armed with earth-moving equipment and a desire to help, volunteers tore out foundations, hauled away concrete and metal, and cleared fields of rocks and other flood debris last week in the ongoing post-fire recovery campaign.
Earth Day is coming up next week on April 22, so Methow Recycles has designated April 18 – 25 as “Earth Week” to encourage everyone to help clean up one little corner of the community.
Chiliwist neighbors say road is an escape route and access to public lands By Marcy Stamper A request to the county to relinquish a road that connects the Chiliwist area with the Loup Loup summit has attracted concern from more than 100 people, who say that closing the road to the public would cut off […]
Three projects to improve salmon habitat in the Methow Valley will be carried out this summer by the Yakama Nation.
The projects involve two stretches of the Methow River — one in Mazama near the Weeman Bridge and another in the Big Valley Wildlife area. Another project will take place along the Chewuch River near Falls Creek.
Volunteers from around the country are continuing to arrive to help with clean-up and rebuilding after the Carlton Complex fires and mudslides. This month a group of Americorps volunteers, called the “Silver Team,” arrived to work throughout the disaster area until May 15, said Leslee Goodman, communications consultant for the Carlton Complex Long …
By Don Nelson Faced with choosing between the letter and the spirit of the law, the Winthrop Town Council opted for the latter at last week’s meeting when it declined to fine Abbycreek Inn for violating the town’s Westernization code. The town’s Westernization Architectural Committee (WAC) had recommended that the town assess a civil penalty […]
Ann McCreary The streamflow forecast for the Methow River has dropped to 73 percent of normal for April through September, which could qualify the Methow River watershed for a drought designation. State law allows the Department of Ecology to declare a drought when an area is experiencing, or projected to experience, a water supply that […]
Thirty-nine Liberty Bell High School science students saw first-hand how and how much solid waste is handled in the Methow Valley on a March 31 field trip to Methow Recycles and the Okanogan County central landfill, according to a Methow Recycles press release. The field trip followed recycling-related lessons with Methow Recycles plant manager Susan […]