Fire hall alternatives Dear Editor: Ratepayers dodged a bullet in 2011 when management changed at the Okanogan County Electric Cooperative. Old management was wedded to the idea of a big new power line to Mazama as the only solution to a peak demand problem. New management was more creative and found ways to solve the problem quickly and for […]
By Marcy Stamper
As immigration is once again a major focus of public policy and debate, one Liberty Bell High School graduate is working directly with Central American asylum seekers to provide basic comforts and transportation.
Thanks for the memories Dear Editor: Thank you for the Oct. 15 “No Bad Days” column, “The Boats of Summer.” You bring back amazing memories. I remember so well many of those races, particularly in the early 1950s, watching with my parents had friends who had a home in Mount Baker that overlooked the hydroplane […]
By Ann McCreary
A jaded, junk food-eating, hard-partying reporter travels from Seattle to a remote valley to interview a once-famous 1960s beat poet who has become a monkish recluse. The reporter encounters a very different …
This week: On April 26, we’ve got ‘Raven’ opening at Confluence, Winthrop Gallery exhibit opens, Music at Spartan Art Project, and String students offer recital. Not on April 26, Willy Wonka Jr. is coming to The Merc May 9 and the Wizard of Oz in Omak on May 2.
Keep it local Dear Editor: Today I received a direct mailing from “Ron Perrow and friends” telling me why I should vote no on the proposed Methow Valley Recreation District. The letter states that we would be better off having our recreational future decided at the county level by our county commissioners. I totally disagree […]
This year’s final winter jazz concert at The Merc Playhouse showcases local and regional musicians on piano, trumpet, bass, drums and guitar. The first set in the Friday show (March 28) features the Hunt/Westendorf Quartet. Guitarist Terry Hunt will play music from some of his favorite guitarists, including gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and jazz […]
Why a new tax? Dear Editor: I have a huge concern over the Methow Valley Recreation District. This district is proposed under RCW 35.61, which deals with Metropolitan Park Districts. A Metropolitan Park District would be greatly unfair to property owners in School District 350. Here’s why: • Adding a new property tax makes your […]
Continued growth Dear Editor: As we continue to walk forward as a community and imagine the future for our place, the choices we make for leaders become ever more urgent. Dwight Filer’s business history here, his family roots, his concern for town improvement and beautification, his interest in local, regional, and national issues, and even […]