An article in the Nov. 15 edition about the Okanogan County Electric Cooperative acquiring Methownet should have said that the purchase will be funded through cash from a lender and that debt would be re-paid through broadband revenues. The News regrets the error.
An article in the Nov. 8 issue about a proposal to place electric vehicle recharging stations in Winthrop should have said that the property including the current Winthrop Visitor Information Center should be used as a “public park” under terms of the original conveyance of the property to the town. The News regrets the error.
The Oct. 25 article about Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Henry Rawson’s retirement provided incorrect information about his tenure in several judgeships. Rawson spent 13 years as a judge in Okanogan County — two in District Court and 11 in Superior Court, plus 11 years before that as a Municipal Court judge in Omak. The […]
Opponents of the Methow Aquatics District Proposition 1 have pointed out that the ballot language for the proposal differs from the description in a Methow Valley News article in the Oct. 18 issue. That article reported that the aquatics district, if approved, would be governed by a five-member board of commissioners, comprised of one Twisp Town […]
A story about a fire at the Lost River Airport in the Aug. 30 issue should have said that the Mazama community donated more than $100,000 toward the installation of a fire hydrant on Lost River Road. The News regrets the error.
An article the Aug. 2 issue about local wildfires said the Eagle Bluff Fire near Oroville and the Canadian border had burned more than 15,000 acres as of Aug. 1, with three-fourths of that acreage in the United States. The 15,000 acres described only the area that had burned in the U.S. Acreage burned in […]
The Nov. 24 Twisp Valley Life column incorrectly identified the burial place for Lulu Belle Ames. She is buried at Sullivan Cemetery in Winthrop. The News regrets the error.
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 […]
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.
One of the firearms-training classes offered by the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Department was listed incorrectly in the schedule published on July 20. The class on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. is Gunfighting — Concealed Carry, not Fundamentals. Contact Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Blake at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.