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Cevado Technologies wins BBB ethics award

Cevado Technologies wins BBB ethics award

Chelan-based Cevado Technologies, purchased earlier this year by Jenn Tate, owner of Earth & Sky Studios in Twisp, is one of five companies in the Northwest to receive a 2016 Business of the Year Torch Award for Ethics from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The award honors companies whose leadership demonstrates a high level of...
Lots of visitors

Lots of visitors

If it seems like the valley has been filled with more tourists than usual this summer, it’s no illusion. According to Kristen Smith, marketing director of the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce, the town’s tally of hotel/motel occupancy taxes keeps setting new records. Tax receipts in June were up 7.8 percent year-to-date compared to 2015, Smith...
Valley home to ‘best bike shop’

Valley home to ‘best bike shop’

 For the second year in a row, Methow Cycle & Sport in Winthrop has just been named as one of America’s Best Bike Shops by the National Bike Dealers Association (NBDA). The NBDA’s America’s Best Bike Shops program is designed to identify and reward bicycle stores in North America against the highest performance standards in the...
New dairy begins selling locally produced milk

New dairy begins selling locally produced milk

Sam Thrasher got her first dairy cow eight years ago, but developing a licensed commercial dairy was always more of a long-range dream. Thrasher thought she’d be able to pour concrete for a dairy barn in five years and acquire the necessary stainless-steel equipment for the dairy every few years. But after the barn at her...
A learning environment

A learning environment

Six years ago, Steve and Kim Bondi purchased the North Cascades Basecamp intending to turn the rustic lodge and its surroundings into an outdoor, year-round ecological and environmental education workshop. This week, the Bondis spent their last night at the Basecamp with the satisfaction of having achieved that goal. The Bondis recently sold the Basecamp, which …...
North Cascades Basecamp sold to Seattle-based school

North Cascades Basecamp sold to Seattle-based school

Steve and Kim Bondi have sold the North Cascades Basecamp near Mazama to the Bush School in Seattle, which will use the facilities as a satellite campus, the Bondis said this week. In a newsletter on the basecamp website, the Bondis said the sale closed on July 18 and is effective Monday (Aug. 15). The...
Trail’s End Bookstore moving to new Riverside Avenue location

Trail’s End Bookstore moving to new Riverside Avenue location

Trail’s End Bookstore will relocate a few steps down Winthrop’s boardwalk when the business moves to the former White Buck Trading Company building in October. The move will more than double the space…
Construction begins on The Barnyard cinema in Winthrop

Construction begins on The Barnyard cinema in Winthrop

Roll credits? Not quite yet, but The Barnyard — an independent cinema that will offer movies and much more — is now in full production and on track for an opening night about a year from now.
Old Schoolhouse’s new owners are all in for the business — and the beer

Old Schoolhouse’s new owners are all in for the business — and the beer

Brothers Nate and Jake Young and their friend Troy Anderson have been a tight trio since their boyhood days growing up in New Hampshire. They eventually all migrated to the West Coast, got married and embarked on separate careers. The three outdoor enthusiasts also discovered and became …
NCB promotion

NCB promotion

Sjana Bird has recently been promoted to senior vice president, regional branch administrator, of North Cascades Bank. She will oversee the branch operations managers at the bank’s Grand Coulee, Omak, Okanogan and Twisp branches. After attending Eastern Washington University, Bird began her banking career working at a credit union and has been with North Cascades...