The first two of at least four new garbage and recycling bins have been installed in downtown Winthrop, replacing the worn-out bins that had been on Riverside Avenue for years. The sturdy, multi-purpose bins are constructed of wood and …
Methow Valley takes straw poll
Several local food and beverage purveyors are joining a worldwide campaign to curb waste and pollution by attacking a small but pernicious problem – plastic straws.
They are choosing not to offer straws in the drinks they sell, and if people request straws, they are …
Powerful storm belts Methow, causing power outages, fires, downed trees
A sudden and intense storm cell rolled over North Central Washington in the early hours of Monday morning (June 25), causing downed trees, power outages and small fires throughout the valley. The storm, with wind gusts of 50 to 60 miles per hour, started at least three small fires between Twisp and Mazama.
Arts Festival adds cycling and recycling themes to entertainment
Grab your refillable water bottle, hop on your bike and head to the Twisp Town Park next Wednesday for a fun and earth-friendly Fourth of July starting at 11:30 a.m. — right after the Twisp parade down Glover Street.
In addition to a lineup of great entertainment, food and hands-on arts and crafts, Methow Arts’ annual Arts Festival has …
Methow Recycles Metal Drive nearing
Methow Recycles will host a two-day metal drive on April 28 and 29 at Cascade Concrete on Horizon Flats Road in Winthrop. The event will be from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day. Most metal items can be dropped off for free, including washers, dryers, pressure tanks; things with engines such as old farm, garden, and […]
Rethinking recycling: changing global markets have impact
Methow Valley operators adjusting to differences in technology, demand By Marcy Stamper When you bring your recycling to the curb or take it to Methow Recycles in Twisp, where it goes next depends on technology in Seattle and Spokane, and on complex financial markets as far away as China. Some of these factors benefit local […]
Methow Recycles lease extended
The Town of Winthrop has extended its lease agreement with Methow Recycles for use of a town-owned building on Horizon Flats on a month-to-month basis while the town attempts to sell the property. Methow Recycles has been using the town-owned site for 10 years. The existing lease expired Oct. 22. In other business at its […]
Winthrop Town Council gives preliminary OK to 10-lot subdivision
Some concerns raised about access road, water service at site By Don Nelson The Winthrop Town Council gave preliminary approval to a proposed 10-lot housing subdivision adjacent to Cascade Condominiums at its meeting last week, while acknowledging that questions remain about access and water availability. The council acted on a recommendation by the Planning Commission […]
Kvicala new outreach coordinator for Methow Recycles
Aspen Kvicala has been named outreach coordinator for Methow Recycles, the nonprofit recycling organization in Twisp. The northern California native has a deep appreciation for the outdoors, according to a Methow Recycles press release. “I learned at an early age that we have choices in the way we live our lives which can positively impact […]
Don’t toss it — try 2Good2Toss instead
Okanogan County is now participating in a statewide reusable materials exchange called 2Good2Toss, an online reuse and donation center for all kinds of things you no longer use and don’t know how to get rid of. The site is accessible through Methow Recycles website, www.methowrecycles.org, or at www.2good2toss.com, which is administered by the state Department […]