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 […]
Photos by Don Nelson Dozens of kids filled up their baskets, bags, buckets and bowls with plastic, candy-filled eggs at the Twisp Valley Grange’s annual Easter Egg Hunt last weekend at Mack Lloyd Park in Winthrop. Then it was time for a visit with the Easter Bunny and a free barbecue lunch.
Backyard Ski Day offered a variety of snow-based experiences for all ages last Friday. Skiing was free on the Methow Trails Nordic system, and sledding — well, sledding is pretty much always free, with or without a sled.
Hood ornaments used to be a detail of distinction on cars and trucks. Some were stylized works of art, simple or elaborate. Others — such as the round glass gauges that warned of an overheated engine — were also functional. If you knew your makes and models, you could identify a vehicle strictly by the […]
The Methow Valley Killer Whales swim team opened its 2017 competitive season with a strong showing in its home pool on Saturday (July 24), claiming 27 first-place finishes among the 60 boys’ and girls’ events.
The meet, called the Methow Pentathlon because each swimmer …
Methow Valley kids (and many of their parents) got all dressed up with somewhere to go on Halloween. While Burgar Street and other Twisp sites drew the usual crowds, dozens of trick-or-treaters toured Riverside Avenue in Winthrop, which was lined with trunk-or-treat opportunities. Others gathered at the Mazama Store for a group foray into the […]
Twisp’s annual Fourth of July parade brought out the usual eclectic group of participants, as well as appreciative spectators who lined Glover Street to enjoy the spectacle and connect with friends and neighbors. Later in the day, the Methow Arts Festival was pretty much a play day for every age group. Musical entertainment, face-painting, hands-on […]
See photo gallery below. The class of 2016 is: McKenna Barnes, Lake Erie College in Ohio Monica Chavey, Central Washington University Tyson Coleman, Walla Walla Community College Connor Cooley, Gonzaga University Dyson Oliver Curtis, gap year and working Asa Daniels, Shoreline Community College Cory Diamond, Claremont McKenna College Tara Dod, University of Washington Tacoma Oscar […]
Saturday was a day made for parading, and the ’49er Days lineup did not disappoint. An electic collection of entrants moved down Riverside Avenue by hoof, wheel or on foot, often stopping to interact with an enthusiastic crowd. The parade launched a full day of activities downtown and at Mack Lloyd Park.