In conjunction with its current exhibit “Our River,” Confluence Gallery & Art Center in Twisp will host a panel discussion on Friday (June 13) about local rivers and what they mean to us as a community. The informal discussion begins at 6 p.m. and will be facilitated by Derek Van Marter, executive director of the […]
This week: Pinkerton reads from debut novel, The Amish project coming to the Merc in June, and River is focus of next Confluence exhibit
Proposals for four river-restoration projects intended to improve conditions for endangered and threatened salmon in the Methow Valley have been submitted to Okanogan County for environmental review or permit exemptions. Yakama Nation Fisheries is working on a project that would enhance fish habitat on the Twisp River. The project involves the construction of three engineered […]
By Mike Maltais
The Methow River from its mouth upstream to the confluence with the Chewuch River remains open as do portions of the Okanogan, Similkameen and mainstem Columbia rivers.
File photo by Laurelle Walsh BY MARCY STAMPER How do people use the Methow’s rivers for recreation – do they use rafts or inner tubes, where do they go, do they plunge into rapids or wait for calm waters? The Yakama Nation Fisheries are working with a consultant on studies of recreational use of […]
BY MARCY STAMPER Landowners who allow river-habitat projects to be built on their property cannot be held liable for property damage downstream, as long as the project meets strict engineering standards, under a state law that takes effect at the end of July. But the stricter standards mean that some projects may be delayed for […]
Photo by Sue Misao BY MARCY STAMPER A proposal for a pond that would hold coho salmon in the spring and release the fish into the Chewuch River has drawn criticisms about the high costs of salmon recovery and a strongly worded letter from the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, saying that the Bonneville […]