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Valley Life — Winthrop

When the universe (or at least the troposphere) presents us with an opportunity to revel in the glory of existence at the 48th parallel, we surrender en masse, not just out of necessity, but because we have an obligation to keep up appearances for our friends in temperate climates. They have a rosy vision of rural life in a winter wonderland, and it goes something like this:
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Six relocated after frozen pipe floods Jamie’s Place

Repairs at home for seniors could take months, director says. One of the two buildings at Jamie’s Place in Winthrop is empty and stripped down to the studs in places after a pipe froze and cracked, flooding the building with several inches of water on Friday (Jan. 7). All...
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Judge Culp retires, Inslee to appoint successor

Gov. Jay Inslee and his legal counsel are reviewing applications from two candidates to replace Okanogan County Superior Court Chris Culp, who is retiring March 31 after 35 years on the bench. Robert Grim, who recently resigned as one of Okanogan County’s District Court judges to focus on his private...
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Winter rec adds some horsepower this weekend

Once you finish up the shoveling from last week’s snowstorm, you should be ready for some winter recreation, and the trails, slopes, and ice are ready for you. With up to 2 feet of new snow in parts of the valley, there’s plenty of winter to enjoy out there.
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Valley Life — Lower Valley

Welcome to Snowmagedon, 2022. Call me crazy, I love winter. Despite the scary driving, constant shoveling, high-stepping through drifts and chilly toes, I do love winter. The way the sun sparkles on a field full of snow, the songs of chickadees and juncos, and the rosy highlights of alpenglow along the ridgelines.
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Snow way around it: removal takes time

While most of us were sleeping or having our morning coffee, city, county and private snowplow operators had been out for hours tunneling through more than 2 feet of snow on Friday morning (Jan. 7), leaving massive abstract sculptures in their wake. “It’s going slow,” said Lori Rodio, administrative assistant...
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Valley Life — Twisp

Snowmegadon or snowpocalypse, whichever term used to describe last week’s unexpected and unprecedented dump belies the sentiments of most kids who reveled the official snow day closure and late starts. Contrary to the doomsday scenarios common from other notable natural forces like fires and floods, a big snowfall brings a certain amount joy. A form of relief falls over the land. A quiet and brief pause.
TWISP, WA
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Cyrus Benjamin Bustard

On Jan. 3, 2022, Cy, “Crazy Cy” also affectionately known as Uncle Crazy, passed away surrounded by family. He is survived by his loving wife, Angela, mother Jean, father William, sister Billie, niece and nephews. As well as his Aunt Donna, Uncle Roger and many beloved friends that turned into family. He was born on July 25, 1977, and graduated from Liberty Bell High School with the class of 1995. He was a jack of all trades from working as a CNC machinist to construction. His passion was always for cooking ever since his first job as a bus boy at the Winthrop Palace. He was quick to joke and loved the Methow with his whole heart. He would always say, “You can take the boy out of the valley, but you can’t take the valley out of the boy.” His humor, sharp wit and love of life will be deeply missed as he was taken too soon. Service to be held at a later date.
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Twisp weather station records nearly 30 inches of snow

Region-wide storm inundates valley, paralyzes passes. A volunteer weather station west of Twisp reported the deepest two-day snow total of last week’s storm with 29.8 inches of new snow. Starting late Wednesday (Jan. 5) and lasting through Friday, the storm dumped record snowfalls throughout North Central Washington. Leavenworth declared...
TWISP, WA
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Sixth-graders get their own space

Modular building designed around students’ needs. Methow Valley sixth-graders had a sort of mid-year graduation, returning from winter break to classes in a new facility dedicated just for them. The two classrooms in a new modular building are a central part of a middle-school program launched this year that’s...
METHOW, WA
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Winthrop Wolverines take 3rd-place hockey trophy

The Methow Valley’s 10 and under youth hockey team, the Wolverines, picked up its first win of the 2022 season and earned third-place honors at last weekend’s tournament at the Winthrop Rink. The Wolverines defeated the Tacoma Rockets, 5-4, in the consolation bracket Sunday to take home the...
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