Photos by Don Nelson The Washington Outfitters and Guides Association again hosted a live auction and packers’ competition at Mack Lloyd Park on Sunday, the final event of Winthrop ‘49er Days. Packers were required to efficiently bundle up a varied collection of camping equipment, mount the packs on a mule, and then take it all […]
Photos by Steve Mitchell and Ashley Ahearn The annual Ride to Rendezvous backcountry trip finished, as usual, on Riverside Avenue in Winthrop after a week on the trail, to kick off ‘49er Days festivities. The event is hosted by the Washington Outfitters and Guides Association. For more information, visit www.woga.org/events.
Photos by Don Nelson and Steve Mitchell Once again, Winthrop ‘49er Days had it all — horses, mules, cowboys and cowgirls, ‘49er Days and Methow Valley Rodeo royalty, outlaw hijinks, music, fun games on Riverside Avenue and more activities at Mack Lloyd Park. It didn’t hurt that the weather was just about perfect for the […]
Photo by Steve Mitchell Justin Laughery of Bremerton celebrated as he neared the finish line for the half-marathon portion of the Sunflower Trail Marathon, Half-marathon and Relay last weekend. Nearly 600 runners were signed up to compete in the various events.
Cast members from the Liberty Bell Drama Company rehearsed “All That Jazz,” the opening number of “Chicago,” earlier this week at The Merc Playhouse. The high school students, directed by Kelly Grayum and Danbert Nobacon, will perform the musical at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15-19, at The Merc. The […]
Methow Recycles’ 13th annual metal drive at Cascade Concrete in Winthrop last weekend was a big success, Executive Director Betsy Cushman reported. About 350 vehicles, carrying loads large and small, dropped off a total of almost 90 tons of materials, Cushman said, a bit more than last year. More than 50 volunteers helped to unload […]
Members of Okanogan County Search and Rescue (OCSAR) recently took over the tower at the North Cascades Smokejumper Base to practice techniques for rescuing people from rock-climbing accidents or other steep areas. The all-volunteer crew also has members who specialize in water rescue and searches with dogs or horses. They’re also adding drones for searching […]
Saturday at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp was a casual shopper’s paradise. The Methow Valley Farmers Market opened its season, the Senior Center offered its Spring Sale and the Community Center inaugurated the April Tools! sale – what may become a popular swap meet in future springs.
Photos by Don Nelson Friends and family crowded into the Twisp Valley Grange last weekend to take part in a celebration of life for the late Don Reddington. Reddington’s public efforts to bring more attention to Alzheimer’s disease were chronicled in the “Living With Alzheimer’s” publication in 2016. He died in October 2018. Right, Don […]
Photos by Marcy Stamper Attendees hit their stride on the dance floor at the annual Senior Appreciation Dinner. Complete with a meal, music and dancing, cowboy poetry, and raffle prizes for almost everyone, the event is a beloved annual tradition that just keeps growing, said Jimmy Gariano, manager at Hank’s Harvest Foods, who inaugurated the […]