MVBCH: Clearing the trails

Octogenarian Betty Waggoner founded Methow Valley Backcountry Horsemen 3o years ago...and the group has been working hard to keep our backcountry--and front-country--trails cleared and open to the public ever since. In this three-minute video, Betty and current MVBCH president Cathy Upper talk about their work...which they obviously enjoy!

Year-end update!

The first showing of "Twisp: The Power of Community" on November 14 was to a small but enthusiastic crowd at the Initiative for Rural Innovation and Stewardship (IRIS) community success summit in Pateros. It was the perfect audience: everyone present was committed to preserving what is best about their towns…

Education for everyone

In recent weeks I've been blown away by the quality and diversity of educational offerings in the Valley. From Classroom in Bloom to "the lunch ladies" to Careers in Construction to the superintendent, our kids are supported by a team that is dedicated to their success--whatever that might look like for…