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Methow Valley News wins general excellence award in statewide competition

Methow Valley News wins general excellence award in statewide competition

The Methow Valley News won the first-place award for general excellence among statewide newspapers of its size at the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA) annual convention last weekend in Chelan. Awards are presented in four circulation categories. The News is in category II (circulation of 2,500 to 5,000). Entrants in the general excellence category were...
New Loup Loup manager knows the terrain

New Loup Loup manager knows the terrain

By Don Nelson

C.P. Grosenick is in familiar territory as the new general manager at Loup Loup Ski Bowl. Grosenick, who took over on Sept. 15 at the ski area on Highway 20 between Twisp and Okanogan, has been coming to the Methow Valley …

Hypnosis a therapeutic option in Winthrop

Hypnosis a therapeutic option in Winthrop

By Laurelle Walsh Certified hypnotherapist Kyle Northcott has opened a new practice in Winthrop, Hypnotherapy K.A.N., where, combining the techniques of hypnotherapy, self-hypnosis and neuro-linguistic programming, he hopes to help clients understand why undesirable behaviors have become ingrained, subconscious patterns, and change those patterns for the better. Hypnosis is a natural state of mind in...
Inspirational messages, handmade arts at Winthrop’s Purple Sage 

Inspirational messages, handmade arts at Winthrop’s Purple Sage 

By Laurelle Walsh
Purple Sage … Methow Style is a “fun and funky” collection of handmade art, crafts, textiles, jewelry and decorative pieces in a bright storefront on the boardwalk in Winthrop. Kyrie and Kathleen Jardin opened the doors of their new Riverside Avenue store …
3 Bears Cafe and Quilts opens its doors on Riverside Avenue

3 Bears Cafe and Quilts opens its doors on Riverside Avenue

By Laurelle Walsh
The 3 Bears Cafe and Quilts, in the new carriage house-style building at the foot of the trestle bridge in Winthrop, officially opened its doors on Friday (Sept. 12). Passers-by have watched with curiosity over the past two years as …
Twisp’s historic Antlers Saloon will reopen after extensive remodeling

Twisp’s historic Antlers Saloon will reopen after extensive remodeling

By Don Nelson
On Saturday afternoon, a woman with her young daughter in tow stopped by the Antlers Saloon and Cafe building in Twisp to chat with new owner Paul Christen, who has begun an extensive remodeling of the historic bar and eatery that closed late last year. The woman told Christen she had...
Cancio-Bello joins Community School

Cancio-Bello joins Community School

Tara Cancio-Bello has joined Methow Valley Community School as a crew leader for the 2014-15 school year. Cancio-Bello, who with her partner and 8-year-old son is relocating to Twisp from Wallingford, Vermont, brings 12 years of experience in elementary school education. She holds a bachelor’s degree in horticultural science from the University of Florida, and...
Family Health Centers opens new Omak facility

Family Health Centers opens new Omak facility

Family Health Centers of Okanogan County (FHC) will hold a grand opening celebration for its new facility at 1003 Koala Drive in Omak on Tuesday (Aug. 12) at 10 a.m. The event will include a free community health fair beginning at 11 a.m.  in conjunction with National Health Center Week. The celebration will begin with...
Fresh Greens quietly opens its doors

Fresh Greens quietly opens its doors

By Laurelle Walsh
Fresh Greens, the Methow Valley’s first marijuana retailer, is up and running despite some unplanned downtime on its opening week, according to owner Austin Lott. The store had a “quiet opening” on July 17 after receiving its first …
Winthrop to set conditions on first marijuana retail store

Winthrop to set conditions on first marijuana retail store

By Laurelle Walsh
A public hearing will be held at the Winthrop Town Council meeting tonight (July 2) on a conditional use permit that would allow Austin Lott to …