Photos by Steve Mitchell The Methow Valley Labor Day Rodeo offered spectators and competitors an old-fashioned, welcome diversion from the summer’s fires.
Photos by Don Nelson The Winthrop Kiwanis annual duck race filled the Chewuch and Methow rivers with hundreds of rubber ducks on Labor Day. Volunteers armed with nets, sticks and kayak paddles were on hand to corral the ducks toward the finish line and keep them from continuing downstream. Meanwhile, traffic was backed up from […]
Photos by Marcy Stamper Students found all kinds of novelty at Methow Valley Elementary School on the first day of classes, including new furniture and carpeting throughout the building and a spacious set-up for reading and research in the library. There were also familiar faces as they reconnected with old friends — and met new ones — at lunch […]
Longtime Methow Valley Rodeo photographer Dana Sphar has been in the arena her whole life By Marcy Stamper Dana Sphar has been taking pictures of the skills and thrills of rodeos for more than 30 years, starting with photographing her own kids when they competed in junior rodeos. “What always made it easy for me […]
Photos by Steve Mitchell Hundreds of firefighters are making the Methow Valley their temporary home this summer, and adapting in their own ways.
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The visiting New Old Time Chautauqua troupe, augmented by local talent, entertained both outdoors and indoors in Twisp on Saturday. Activities included a parade that started at the Methow Valley Community Center after the farmers market, interactive workshops on the TwispWorks campus, and a “Really Big Show” in the community center gym in the evening. […]
Photos by Ashley Ahearn The Methow Valley Back Country Horsemen hosted their annual spring ride last weekend at Beaver Creek Campground. The event, which includes a silent auction, is a fundraiser to support public trails maintenance.
Text and photos by Marcy Stamper The Methow Valley Eagles’ opening day fishing derby drew a great turnout last Saturday at Pearrygin Lake State Park near Winthrop. The derby was for kids up to age 15. According to a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) report for opening weekend in lowland lakes fishing, 35 […]
Two-time Olympic Winter Games participant Sadie Bjornsen, a Methow Valley native who competes in Nordic skiing, returned home last week for a parade through Winthrop, followed by a gathering at Mack Lloyd Park. She was cheered and greeted by family, friends and fans. Bjornsen received a key to the town of Winthrop, a lifetime pass […]