The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is looking for winter sports enthusiasts to serve on the Washington State Winter Recreation Advisory Committee (WRAC). The committee for non-motorized recreation has three positions that will soon become vacant, including one for an at-large candidate to represent motorized (snowmobiler) winter sports enthusiasts. Nominations must be received by […]
DeSalvo finishes sixth in Angels Staircase
By Mike Maltais
“Overall pretty humbling,” is how Winthrop distance runner James DeSalvo described his first encounter with the 60-kilometer Angels Staircase high altitude endurance run last Sunday (Aug. 11).
Dave Acheson of the Methow Cycle and Sport/Blue Star Coffee Cycling Team competed in the Capitol Forest Classic Super D near Olympia last Sunday. He finished seventh out of 14 in the Sport Men 40-49 age group. The course featured a mix of some 300 feet of climbing and 2,100 feet of descent. Acheson’s time of […]
Varsity football season nears
Liberty Bell High School athletes interested in turning out for varsity football are advised that the requisite gear and paperwork for football will be handed out to prospective players at 5:30 p.m. Monday (Aug. 19) at the Methow Valley Elementary School locker room, said coach Sy Bannick. The first official football practice gets underway two […]
Cruise into Cruise-In at TwispWorks
The gathering of tricked-out vintage vehicles at the monthly Cruise-In will be held next Wednesday (Aug. 21) at TwispWorks from 6-9 p.m. NAPA and Les Schwab Tires are sponsoring this month’s convention of restored rides where auto aficionados are invited to bring their favorite cars, swap hot rod tales and enjoy a few hours of […]
Above it all
A hang glider drifted serenely over the valley on a recent sunny day. Taken from the summit of Goat Peak. Photo by Don Nelson
Liv Aspholm rocks at ChelanMan Try-a-Tri
By Mike Maltais
With flying colors, 10-year-old Liv Aspholm finishes second among youth in the ChelanMan Try-A-Tri, comprising a 400-meter swim, 3.1-mile run, and 13.1-mile bike course.
Weather and fatigue greet Gran Fondo cyclists
By Mike Maltais
About 50 experienced bike riders encountered the fatigue of high elevations and harsh weather on the 80.37-mile Winthrop Gran Fondo Sunday morning.
Local seniors sweep Golden Age Softball League
Two teams of Okanogan County senior softball players including many from the Methow Valley swept their respective divisions to take top honors in the Wenatchee Golden Age Senior Softball League this summer. Team member Dennis Brown said that thanks to the sponsorship of Mike Walker and the Winthrop Red Apple Market, Okanogan County fielded an […]
Retired U.S. Marine Lieutenant Colonel John Foldberg, right, and fellow team members (L-R) Daniel Macfarlane, 20, Evan Gillham, 16, and Nathan Macfarlane, 17, head out on the Twisp-Winthrop Eastside Road on Monday morning (Aug. 5), bound for Omak that day. The four make up Cross Country Cyclists for Veterans of Atascadero, Cal., a team that […]