Considering implications Dear Editor: The article last month about the protest against vaccination requirements left me with a lot of strong feelings. I frequently struggle to understand those who, in the face of a seemingly obvious choice to help end this pandemic, decide that their “freedom” overrides public health. However, in the interest of discussion, […]
My unsolicited absence from the Methow Valley is now at six weeks, the past two of them in Seattle — which has given me pause for some perspective. Although I grew up in Kent, I’ve always considered Seattle my “home town.” I went to college here, worked and live here for many years, and identified […]
A story in the Oct. 6 issue said that the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) had lifted its statewide ban on outdoor burning. Although DNR did lift a blanket statewide order, local restrictions remain in effect. In the Methow Valley and Okanogan County, burning piles of vegetation on private land is still not allowed […]
By Chris Furr I want to express my thanks to the Methow Valley for your support this summer. It was a long fire season, but once again the residents of this valley have shown their resilience and dedication as they responded to evacuations, smoke, and area closures. This was an extremely successful season given conditions, […]
Giving thanks Dear Editor: Thank you family, neighbors, church family and community for your support during the illness and loss of my husband Leonard (Len) Baylor. Your calls, cards, flowers, prayers, love and presents have been so comforting. This is also a time to give thanks to my dear mother-in-law Hattie Baylor, who kept her […]
Only one other person heard me chant “We’re No. 1,” with a meager fist pump, last Friday evening. Just as well, because that could have been embarrassing. I had just learned that the Methow Valley News had won a slew of industry awards including the one that means the most: Best weekly of its size […]
A date of a public meeting by Friends of the Pool, a nonprofit organization developing a plan to replace the Wagner Memorial Pool in Twisp was reported incorrectly in the Sept. 29 edition of the paper. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 14. The Methow Valley News regrets the error.