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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 …
News briefs: July 2, 2014

News briefs: July 2, 2014

This week: DNR imposes burn ban on eastern Washington lands and Shoreline restrictions near Wanapum Dam extended
News adds two staff members

News adds two staff members

The Methow Valley News has added two new staff members. Rebecca Walker is the newspaper’s new office manager, replacing Marilyn Bardin, who retired. Walker most recently worked as a licensed life and health insurance agent at McDonald Zaring Insurance in Walla Walla. She also has been an assistant office manager and administrative assistant for State...
Business briefs: July 2, 2014

Business briefs: July 2, 2014

This week: Summer evenings in the courtyard in Mazama, there's News at Valley Veterinary and a New release at Lost River Winery
Old Schoolhouse Brewery in transition, will stay small 

Old Schoolhouse Brewery in transition, will stay small 

By Laurelle Walsh

Old Schoolhouse Brewery (OSB) has made the decision to stay small and focus on quality, said co-owner Casey Ruud. “Our next step would be …

Entrepreneur comes ‘eqpd’ to launch new business in Twisp

Entrepreneur comes ‘eqpd’ to launch new business in Twisp

By Ann McCreary
Launching a manufacturing business in a place as remote as Twisp has its challenges, Jonathan Baker acknowledges. “But the challenges are …
Wine ‘growlers’ now allowed at winery tasting rooms

Wine ‘growlers’ now allowed at winery tasting rooms

Beginning Thursday (June 12), a new state law will allow family wineries in Washington state to fill wine “growlers” — customer-owned, reusable and re-sealable bottles — at tasting rooms that are separate from wineries. To celebrate, Lost River Winery will host an event at its Seattle tasting room near the Pike Place Market, from 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., with free...
Old Schoolhouse beers win gold

Old Schoolhouse beers win gold

Old Schoolhouse Brewery of Winthrop won two gold medals at the North American Beer Awards last weekend in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Uncle Big’s Brown won the gold in the brown porter category and Brewer’s Reserve Imperial Stout took the medal in the imperial stout category. The event is conducted as a single blind sampling followed...
Fresh faces, expanded services at Winthrop PT and Fitness

Fresh faces, expanded services at Winthrop PT and Fitness

By Laurelle Walsh

Winthrop Physical Therapy and Fitness has new owners: Jenna and Brett Kokes. In what is clearly a win-win for all …

Ride Trek demo bikes on Chickadee trail

Ride Trek demo bikes on Chickadee trail

Methow Cycle & Sport in Winthrop is once again partnering with Trek Bicycle to offer free factory demo rides on Trek mountain, road and cross bikes on Saturday (May 31). The event will get underway at 10 a.m. at Sun Mountain’s Chickadee Trailhead and continue through 3 p.m. Riders must produce a credit card and...