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Category: Methow Valley
October 15, 2014 at 3:27 PM

North Cascades Highway to close for 36 hours next week

Planning a fall drive over Washington’s  scenic North Cascades Highway?   Don’t go on Oct. 21 or Oct. 22 because a 10-mile stretch of the mountainous highway will be closed  for repairs with no detour available. The highway will close from 6 a.m. Tuesday morning (Oct. 21)  through 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 22) from Granite…


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August 28, 2014 at 3:12 PM

The Methow Valley is open for business this holiday weekend

“It’s really been an unbelievable summer,” sighed Kristen Smith, marketing manager at the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce. But the wildfires are out and flash floods have subsided (both were well away from Winthrop) and one of the best things Washingtonians can do to help the Methow Valley is to come visit and restore the local…


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August 4, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Methow Valley deals with wildfires, wild weather at height of tourist season

Weeks of wildfires. Tree-toppling wild winds this past weekend. Evacuations and power outages. At what’s normally the height of the summer tourist season, the Methow Valley in north-central Washington has been dealing with the forces of natures that have severely impacted local life — and tourism. Sun Mountain Lodge near Winthrop, one of the loveliest lodges…


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