By Don Nelson Lauralee Northcott has been a singer, musician, songwriter, teacher, artist, and wilderness guide and cook. Add to that list “author.” Northcott just released a book of stories, poems, songs and recipes — collected over several decades of outdoor experiences — called “A Cowgirl’s Life in the Mountains.” All the elements are woven together in 11 chapters […]
Lauralee Northcott offers ‘sneak previews’ of new CD
Lauralee Northcott, longtime member of the award-winning Western music group the Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band, has finished a new CD of original songs and poems and is planning several “pre-release” appearances in the valley next month. Northcott, who lives in Winthrop, will present selections from “On The Loose and Headed Your Way,” and autographed copies […]
Kirsten Vanderhalf appointed to fill vacant Winthrop Town Council seat
The Winthrop Town Council has selected Kirsten Vanderhalf to fill the position vacated by the recent resignation of council member Kellen Northcott — which may cause some confusion in the minds of Winthrop voters.
Or more confusion, given the shuffling of council positions …
Kellen Northcott resigns from Winthrop Council
Kellen Northcott resigned this month from the Winthrop Council, effective immediately, after serving 16 months. Northcott said he did not have adequate time for the council job, according to Rick Northcott, his uncle and mayor of Winthrop. Northcott was appointed in April 2016 to a vacant position on the council. The town will advertise for […]
Rick Northcott named as Winthrop mayor through 2017
Longtime Winthrop Town Council member Rick Northcott will finish his civic tenure in the role his grandfather once had: mayor of Winthrop.
Northcott was appointed to fill the vacant mayoral position at last week’s Town Council meeting, replacing Anne Acheson. The former …
Rick Northcott appointed to fill mayoral vacancy in Winthrop
By Don Nelson Longtime Winthrop Town Council member Rick Northcott was selected at the council’s Wednesday (June 21) meeting to fill the mayor’s position that became vacant with the recent resignation of former Mayor Anne Acheson. Northcott, who has been on the council for 12 years and will not seek re-election this November, was one […]
End of the trail for Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band – but not the music
It’s been a harmonious 17 years for the Methow Valley’s nationally renowned Western music trio, the Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band.
Now Lauralee Northcott, a Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band founder and only original member left …
Local artists capture spirit of Ponderosa pine in Winthrop Gallery’s new exhibit
The stately Ponderosa pine, an iconic tree of the Methow Valley and much of the West, will be celebrated in a new exhibit opening Wednesday (Sept. 14) at the Winthrop Gallery. Winthrop Gallery artists will capture the spirit of the Ponderosa pine in photos, paintings, sculpture, baskets and more. Photographer Teri Pieper, basket maker Lauralee […]
Kellen Northcott appointed to fill Winthrop council vacancy
Kellen Northcott will join his uncle Rick Northcott on the Winthrop Town Council, filling a seat vacated by the departure of Jessica Sheehan.
The council selected Northcott at its meeting last week after hearing from him and another applicant for the vacant seat, Robert DeHart.
Horse Crazy named group of the year by Western Music Association
Trio adds to long list of awards, accolades By Ann McCreary Winthrop resident Lauralee Northcott and Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band members Jennifer Epps and Judy Coder of Ellensburg have won the top award from the nationa Western Music Association (WMA). Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band was named the 2015 WMA Group of the Year at the […]