At the recent Kiwanis District convention in Portland, the Methow Valley’s Roy Reiber was presented the Jack Delf Award. He was nominated by members of the Winthrop Kiwanis Club for the prestigious community service award to recognize his many years of service to the Kiwanis Club and the Methow Valley community as a whole. The […]
Aero Methow Rescue Service
Aero Methow celebrates a half-century of devotion to the valley
Celebrate Aero Methow’s 50th A 50th anniversary celebration for Aero Methow Rescue Service will be held on Saturday (June 30) from noon-4 p.m. at the TwispWorks campus. The free event is supported in part by Confluence Health, Family Health Centers and TwispWorks. Meet original and current responders and tour Aero Methow vehicles. Your Space@ TwispWorks […]
Preparedness a natural niche for new Methow Ready coordinator
Jen Schumacher has lived full-time in the Methow Valley for five years, and during three of her five summers here, the valley has experienced extreme wildfires.
Schumacher is the new preparedness coordinator of Methow Ready, an organization that helps the community prepare …
Driver rescued after car goes into the Methow River
Three days after her car plunged over a steep embankment into the Methow River and she spent more than half an hour perched on her car door, her feet dangling in the frigid water, Dorothy Evans’ only complaint was laryngitis and a sore throat.
Evans, age 86, was on …
Federal grant will support improved health care networking
Aero Methow Rescue Service recently was awarded a $100,000 grant by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration.
The Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant will enable Aero Methow to build a …
Aero Methow continually adapts to meet valley’s health care needs
Providing vital medical services for nearly 2,000 square miles of remote and rugged terrain, Aero Methow Rescue Service operates under unique conditions.
The nonprofit based in Twisp is almost …
Methow Valley School District forming emergency response committee
The Methow Valley School District is recruiting community members interested in serving on a new committee to work on emergency-response planning. The committee will be part of the district’s new Project Safe and Secure initiative, which will coordinate with school staff, first responders …
Christmas Day fire draws full District 6 response
Firefighters from Okanogan County Fire District 6 responded to a Christmas Day fire in a house on Sky Ranch Road, west of Twisp.
A fire was reported at 12:35 p.m. in the attic of the house at 21 Sky Ranch Road. All available firefighters from the Twisp, Winthrop and Mazama stations responded.
Woman airlifted after cardiac incident on ski trail
A Seattle woman who suffered an apparent cardiac incident on a ski trail last weekend during sub-freezing temperatures was airlifted to an area hospital for treatment.
The 60-year-old woman collapsed during a Nordic ski training camp on Saturday (Dec. 17) on the Little Wolf Creek trail, part of the Sun Mountain trail system.
Search and rescue teams having busy month
Search and rescue teams have had a busy July responding to calls that have included plucking a stranded young rafter off a tree overhanging the Methow River and evacuating sick and injured people by …