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Blakeney named ‘Star Performer’ for Small Business Development Center

Blakeney named ‘Star Performer’ for Small Business Development Center

Lewis Blakeney, a certified business adviser with the Washington Small Business Development Center, was named the network’s 2018 Star Performer for his work with small business owners in North Central Washington. Blakeney, who lives in Winthrop, joined the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) as an adviser in Omak in 2000, where his work is supported...
Premier Office Award for Coldwell Banker Winthrop Realty

Premier Office Award for Coldwell Banker Winthrop Realty

Coldwell Banker Winthrop Realty has been named a Gold level Coldwell Banker Premier Office for year-end 2017, one of the highest honors given to Coldwell Banker offices. This is the second consecutive year the Winthrop office has been awarded the distinguished award. Dave Thomsen, the senior managing broker with Coldwell Banker Winthrop Realty, earned membership...
Prentiss + Balance + Wickline Architects wins award for Methow Valley cabin

Prentiss + Balance + Wickline Architects wins award for Methow Valley cabin

The American Institute of Architects, Spokane Chapter, recently honored Prentiss + Balance + Wickline Architects’ “Lot 6 Cabin” at their 2018 Design Awards Gala. The 1,100-square-foot cabin, nestled at the toe of a steep slope in Mazama, received a Merit Award. It was the only residential project recognized by the presiding jury, made up of...
Cascades Outdoor Store nominated for national award

Cascades Outdoor Store nominated for national award

Cascades Outdoor Store in Winthrop has been nominated for a Grassroots Outdoor Alliance retailing award in the “Rookie of the Year” category, which acknowledges the efforts of new alliance members. Owners Brian and Amy Sweet opened the store in 2014, and joined the Grassroots Outdoor Alliance in 2017. The alliance, which is a consortium of...
Woodstone Pizzeria takes over at Wesola Polana on Hwy 20

Woodstone Pizzeria takes over at Wesola Polana on Hwy 20

Seeking to create a more family- and community-oriented atmosphere, Wesola Polana owner Michael Friedrich debuted Woodstone Pizzeria at Wesola on Friday (May 25). The new restaurant, which is replacing the recently closed Kelly’s Restaurant, is located just off Highway 20 next to the Rolling Huts.
Methow Natives: Firmly rooted here

Methow Natives: Firmly rooted here

When Rob Crandall drives around the Methow Valley this time of year he’s always on the lookout for plants in bloom. “I’ll be driving 30 – 40 miles per hour and looking out the window spotting blooms because then I know I gotta go back and look for seeds there in a few weeks,” he...
New owners consider plans for highly visible Twisp parcel

New owners consider plans for highly visible Twisp parcel

A prominent piece of Twisp real estate — a wedge-shaped parcel between Highway 20 and the south end of Glover Street — has new owners who are considering plans for future development. The property was purchased recently from Hank and Judy Konrad by Clint and Lina Estes and Matt Smith.
New owners pledge to continue Sheri’s Sweet Shoppe traditions

New owners pledge to continue Sheri’s Sweet Shoppe traditions

Sheri’s Sweet Shoppe literally has recipes for success — baked goods, candy, sandwiches and, notably, ice cream are all made on-site. The iconic store at the four-way stop in Winthrop is a hub of summertime activity, from early morning coffee until late into the evening.
Copper Glance ownership starts ‘new journey’ for Methow Valley couple

Copper Glance ownership starts ‘new journey’ for Methow Valley couple

By Ashley Lodato When Methow Valley residents Chris Hoffer and Mike Baerveldt recently took ownership of Winthrop’s Copper Glance craft cocktail bar, it was “a bit of a dream come true,” according to Hoffer. The business itself, its niche in the community, and the very timing of the purchase were all great fits for Baerveldt...
Abbycreek Inn owners purchase Twisp’s Idle-A-While Motel

Abbycreek Inn owners purchase Twisp’s Idle-A-While Motel

One of Twisp’s iconic landmarks, the Idle-A-While Motel on Highway 20, has new owners who will continue operating the motel as it has in the past. Josh and Kristin Buehler, who own Abbycreek Inn in Winthrop, purchased the Idle-A-While property last month. The Buehlers have moved into the five-bedroom house on the …