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Kind Grinds Espresso Bar opens new era in a familiar space

Kind Grinds Espresso Bar opens new era in a familiar space

You’ve read it before, several times in the past few years: Java Man Espresso, the tiny coffee shop and burrito café in Winthrop, has changed hands and the new owners are enthusiastic about prospects for the long-time fixture on Bridge Street. The familiar Java Man moniker (for a short while it was called Java Mama) is...

New naturopathic physician in Twisp

Dr. Kayla Preece, a naturopathic physician, has established a new practice, Standing Pine Health Clinic, at the North Glover Healing Center in Twisp. Preece graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Other health care-related fields Preece has practiced include massage therapy and midwifery. She grew up in rural Idaho. Her undergraduate...
DropZone Coffee open in Twisp

DropZone Coffee open in Twisp

Early morning risers, this is for you: DropZone Coffee, located in the former Libke Insurance building on Highway 20 in Twisp, is now open from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday. For now, drip coffee (no espresso drinks), tea, cocoa, cider and baked goods are being offered; payment is by donation only, according to co-owner...
Oliver’s Artisan Kitchen offers fresh take on casual cuisine

Oliver’s Artisan Kitchen offers fresh take on casual cuisine

The waiting and curiosity are over. Oliver’s Artisan Kitchen, a bistro-style cafe serving food, coffee and baked goods, is open on Bridge Street in Winthrop, next to The Tenderfoot and steps away from the four-way stop.
Blue Star debuts new look in coffee bags

Blue Star debuts new look in coffee bags

By Don Nelson Yes, that’s a coffee bag — although probably unlike any you’ve seen before. Blue Star Coffee Roasters recently began stocking retail shelves and its store in Twisp with the new bags, which replace the paper bags Blue Star has used for years. The new bags are shorter, wider and made with “high-barrier” foil, which...
Kvicala new outreach coordinator for Methow Recycles

Kvicala new outreach coordinator for Methow Recycles

Aspen Kvicala has been named outreach coordinator for Methow Recycles, the nonprofit recycling organization in Twisp. The northern California native has a deep appreciation for the outdoors, according to a Methow Recycles press release. “I learned at an early age that we have choices in the way we live our lives which can positively impact...
County considering proposal for RV park near Methow

County considering proposal for RV park near Methow

Okanogan County is considering a proposal from a property owner who wants to create a nine-unit RV park with two tent sites and a bathroom facility on 11 acres located north of the town of Methow. A site plan for the Happy Camper Recreational …
Retail marijuana outlet proposed for Carlton

Retail marijuana outlet proposed for Carlton

Okanogan County is reviewing a proposal for a marijuana retail store adjacent to the Carlton General Store. Endicott Enterprises of Winlock, Washington, has submitted an application to the county for a conditional-use permit…
After 30 years, ready to hit the road

After 30 years, ready to hit the road

Gary Clark is a man who savors rituals. In his 30 years running Coyote Ridge Automotive Repair, he arrived at the shop in Twisp by 5 a.m. and took a 30-minute walk through town. He brewed coffee and had it ready for…
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...