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MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014

Cross-country skiers on the Methow Valley Sport Trails. (courtesy)

Free cross-country ski day in Methow Valley

WINTER SPORTS -- The Methow Valley Sport Trails Association and community partners are sponsoring a free cross-country ski day on Friday, March 14 for people to explore the region's most expansive and varied system of groomed nordic trails. Trail passes will not be required on...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012

Fat bikes, also known as snow bikes, take advantage of huge low-pressure tires that offer buoyancy for pedaling over snow-covered trails.  The bikes will be allowed on some trails in the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association system starting in 2012.    (MVSTA)

Snow bikers get pass to ride Methow ski trails

WINTER SPORTS -- The Methow Valley Sport Trails Association is opening portions of its 120-mile groomed nordic trail system to bicycles this year. Skiers headed out on a few of the nationally celebrated nordic trails that had enough snow for grooming this week. When more...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2012

Northern pygmy owl. (Teri Pieper)

Pygmy owl catches nordic skier's eye

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The diminutive pygmy owl stands less than 7 inches tall, and it's easy to miss. Birder Teri Pieper of Twisp used her eagle eyes to spot this little guy as she skinny-skied behind friends who had swooshed past the owl in the...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2011

MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011

Methow trails group seeks executive director

TRAILS -- For the first time in its 33 year history, the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association is hiring a new executive director to lead a group that's developed one of the nation's top cross-country and cycling trail systems and associated events and programs. The...

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