By Don Nelson This week, people from all over the Methow are being invited to gather and talk about economic development possibilities for the valley. In two public meetings sponsored jointly by the Twisp and Winthrop chambers of commerce, residents are being asked to imagine what the valley might look like if we can come […]
Time for a conversation Dear Editor: When I was a kid, we played with cap pistols. And, since I grew up in the Alaskan bush, I was a good shot with a .22 by the time I was 10. We kept loaded guns in the mess hall because my father ran a profitable placer mine. […]
By Don Nelson It’s become one of those moments — you have to be old enough, and recall exactly where you were, and in some cases have actually experienced it, to claim a bond with something epically memorable, the Kennedy assassination being the classic example. I can cite all three qualifiers for the historic (meaning, humans were […]
Can’t be too careful Some troubling things we typically think happen only elsewhere can, we have learned too often, happen here as well. Last week’s article about an elementary school student who fired a toy cap gun on a Methow Valley School District bus was a reminder that our community isn’t immune to such incidents, […]
Thanks for generosity Dear Editor: We wish to thank the individuals and business owners who donated certificates and merchandise to the benefit at the Methow Valley Eagles for the Richard Edwards family. The benefit was a great success and your generosity is appreciated. Judy Caputo, Methow Valley Eagles PREVIOUS LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
An article about the interview process for a new Methow Valley Elementary School principal gave an incorrect time for the public forum where community members can meet the finalists. It is Wednesday (May 6) at 6 p.m. in the Elementary School library, not at 7:30 p.m. Childcare will be provided. The News regrets the error.
By David Asia Contentious community talk is how we know spring has finally come to the Methow (it used to be that and the Pinestump). This year, the issues that have lit up the bulletin board and letters to the editor have to do with education — which can be a good thing. We have been asked […]