Wildfire scientist assesses Crescent burn’s effects Perhaps unlike most people, Susan Prichard has fond memories associated with the smell of burned trees. As a young researcher, the University of Washington wildfire scientist spent a lot of time in the woods studying the aftermath of fires — or “which trees died and which ones lived” — she explained recently while […]
Methow Valley fifth and sixth graders wrote letters to the editor about topics that concerned them at the Young Writers Conference, held on Friday (May 31) at Methow Valley Elementary School. Students learned a little bit about how to express their opinions effectively in a letter to the editor. Staff from the Methow Valley News […]
Hugh Glassburn loved rodeo, airplanes and family Hugh Glassburn was a fearless and fiercely competitive pilot who was famous in the world of airplane racing in the 1960s for his winning streak. “And perhaps for just staying alive,” recalled his daughter, Terry Glassburn, in remembrance of her father she wrote for the organizers of the […]
Rodeo Queen McKenna Ott has a lifetime of riding experience Methow Valley Rodeo Queen McKenna Ott’s first sighting of her thoroughbred horse was almost otherworldly. Her mother bought the horse and trailered him home one evening, arriving after McKenna was already asleep. When 6-year-old McKenna awoke the next morning, a thick fog blanketed her yard. […]
Dry conditions this spring have put many people in north central Washington on edge Editor’s note: As wildfires become more frequent and intense, the disappearance of snow now ushers in a season of higher anxiety for those who have experienced the destruction of wildfire. And this spring feels particularly ominous, with water levels in ponds […]
In drought-stricken Australia, farmers struggle with mental health Editor’s note: As we all look ahead to dryer times (there’s a drought alert for this coming season in the Okanogan and Methow basins), what can be learned from farmers on the other side of the world, dealing with similar challenges? Step one: start talking about mental […]
Click to see this year’s holiday “cards” from area second graders.
On the day that he was to return to his Twisp River home for the last time, Don Reddington instead died peacefully in a hospital room surrounded by family members.
His wife, Ginger, is convinced that’s how Don wanted it.
“Deep down, he made a plan … it was one of the last things he could decide, and I’m really happy for him,” Ginger said in an interview last week, a few days after Don’s death on the morning of Oct. 2. “We’re joyous for his departing because he was not happy in his situation.”
Alzheimer’s disease awareness advocate waits for placement in VA contract facility By Don Nelson The difficult days that Don Reddington and his family knew were coming are here. Reddington — whose courageous public efforts to bring more attention to Alzheimer’s disease were chronicled in the “Living With Alzheimer’s” publication in 2016 — is waiting for an opening in a […]
The image is arresting: A photograph of 80 members of the Ku Klux Klan, most swaddled in sheets and hiding their identities behind white hoods, a few dressed in black and wearing white masks.
It’s an image often associated with the Jim Crow South. But this …