Methow Valley resident Maggie Coon has been named this year’s recipient of the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition’s (WWRC) Thomas Award, which recognizes significant, long-term contributions to conservation and preservation in the state. Coon, a founder and current president of the Methow Valley Citizens Council and a former chair of the WWRC, is being honored […]
Advocating for protection of the upper Methow Valley from future mining, a three-person delegation from the valley traveled to Washington, D. C., last week to meet with Congressional representatives and federal agency officials.
The goal of the trip was to push for progress on a …
Local pianists Lynette Westendorf and Maggie Coon will perform a piano four-hand concert on Saturday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m. at the Merc Playhouse in Twisp. The concert is a benefit for Cascadia, the Methow Valley’s local music nonprofit organization. Cascadia presents scholarships to local children, sponsors the Cascadia Chorale and Orchestra in annual concerts, and […]
More than 340,000 acres of U.S. Forest Service land in the upper Methow Valley are closed to new mineral exploration and mining for the next two years, while federal agencies evaluate whether the land should be protected for up to 20 years.
In a victory for …
You can round out 2016 with entertainment options through the last day of the year and beyond. Here’s a look at what’s happening: Dec. 28: Pianist Lynette Westendorf and Friends in a free performance at 6:30 p.m. in the Sun Mountain Lodge lobby, presented by Cascadia Music. For information, call 997 – 0222. Dec. 29: Maggie Coon, Lynette […]
New ‘opportunities’ Dear Editor: As a small farmer living and working in Carlton, I am writing to express my enthusiasm for the proposed changes to the comprehensive plan and interim zoning ordinance put forth by the county. As written, the plan zones most of the lower Methow below Gold Creek as “Zone 1 Rural,” allowing […]
ATV law confused, confusing Dear Editor: Interesting article on the wacky new state all-terrain vehicle law (July 3). Based on your reporting I have to agree with the president of the local ATV club that this law is confused at best. How, for example does a regular four-wheeled car, in which you can be cited […]