Photos by Don Nelson It was a day for mythical, magical and memorable critters at last weekend’s sixth annual Ski for Women event in Mazama, which raises money for Room One. Participants showed up in distinct individual costumes, or as part of elaborately outfitted teams that performed skits. Judges for the costume contest were properly […]
Backyard Ski Day in Winthrop was crisp and mostly clear — perfect conditions for every age and type of recreational enthusiast. Free ski rentals, free Nordic skiing lessons, free trail access, fat bike demonstration rides and tours in a Methow Trails grooming machine were all part of the offerings. Sledding was optional but popular as […]
Photo by Don Nelson Mary Bean enjoyed a heartfelt rendition of “Happy (104th) Birthday” by friends and family at the Methow Valley Senior Center on Saturday.
Photos by Steve Mitchell and Ashley Ahearn
Photos by Don Nelson Veterans Day ceremonies were held on Sunday at the Mazama Store and at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. In each case, just about every service branch was represented by veterans whose military tenures covered years — or decades. At the community center, a free dinner was also served for […]
Photos by Steve Mitchell It was a great couple of days for racing at Pearrygin Lake State Park, scene of the Whidbey Island Roostertails Western Divisional Regatta for limited hydroplanes last weekend. The boats were returning to Pearrygin Lake for the 25th consecutive year. Spectating was free for the event, which featured the smaller cousins […]
Photos by Steve Mitchell The 90-mile Winthrop Gran Fondo bicycle race was staged last weekend. The challenging course included more than 10,000 feet of climbing and descending over paved roads and gravel U.S. Forest Service roads. The results listed 95 finishers. First place overall was Spencer Paxson, in photo to the right, in 6 hours, […]
Photos by Don Nelson and Steve Mitchell With pleasant weather as a welcome backdrop, the annual Winthrop Vintage Wheels Show once again filled Riverside Avenue with a dazzling collection of restored cars, trucks and a few motorcycles, along with jazzed-up hot rods and “rat rods.” This year our special focus was on headlights, from old-fashioned […]
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 […]