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Environmental lawyers play to their strong suit in new Winthrop-based firm

Environmental lawyers play to their strong suit in new Winthrop-based firm

Even if you believe in serendipity, fate, karma, kismet and all that, you might find it hard to fathom that two of the country’s most accomplished environmental attorneys would independently move to the Methow Valley, eventually be introduced to each other and decide to start a law firm. Natalie Kuehler and Mark Ryan would agree that...
New business in Twisp welcomes your dirty dogs (and cats)

New business in Twisp welcomes your dirty dogs (and cats)

It’s mud season in the Methow Valley and that, of course, means dirty dogs. For owners who don’t want to deal with their messy, smelly pets, a new dog and cat grooming business has just opened in Twisp. Yodog! at 114 N. Glover St. opened for business in mid-March, offering baths, haircuts, nail trimming and other...
Business briefs: March 30, 2016

Business briefs: March 30, 2016

Open house for law firm A new law firm in Winthrop, Ryan & Kuehler PLLC, will host an open house on April 8 in its office at 1112 Highway 20, next to the post office. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (509) 557-5769 or email nk@ryankuehler.com....
Allgood buys North Cascades Builders Supply

Allgood buys North Cascades Builders Supply

By Don Nelson Methow Valley resident Nick Allgood has purchased North Cascades Builders Supply in Winthrop from long-time owner Wayne Fisher. Allgood took over the business on Jan. 1 from Fisher, who operated it for 30 years. Allgood has lived in the valley for five years. Most recently, he was a brewer at Old Schoolhouse...
Tate purchases Chelan-based web company

Tate purchases Chelan-based web company

Jenn Tate, owner of Earth & Sky Studios in Twisp, has purchased Chelan-based Cevado Technologies, which designs websites for local businesses and other customers throughout the United States. Cevado Technologies was founded in 1996 and specializes in real estate websites. The company currently employs about 12 people. Cevado founder and original owner Chris Raines will...
County says ‘no’ to Skalitude Retreat expansion

County says ‘no’ to Skalitude Retreat expansion

Citing concerns about road access, fire-evacuation routes and water, along with the opposition of neighbors, Okanogan County Hearing Examiner Dan Beardslee denied an application to expand use of the Skalitude Retreat south of Carlton. Beardslee issued his decision on Dec. 19. At the Dec. 10 hearing on the application, Beardslee took testimony from …
Farmers State marks 100 years as a Methow Valley community asset

Farmers State marks 100 years as a Methow Valley community asset

A newspaper photograph taken in 1988 shows 10-year-old Beau Buell Adams sitting behind his grandfather Frank Buell’s desk at Farmers State Bank in Winthrop, “trying out the chair he hopes to occupy some day,” according to the caption.
Methow native takes over Java Man Espresso

Methow native takes over Java Man Espresso

Kellen Northcott fondly remembers Java Man Espresso from his days growing up in the Methow Valley. Even then, the little coffee-and-burritos shop in downtown Winthrop was a local fixture. “I came here a lot as a kid,” said Northcott …
Methow Valley News wins more than 30 awards at WNPA annual meeting

Methow Valley News wins more than 30 awards at WNPA annual meeting

The Methow Valley News collected 36 awards – including 14 first-place awards – for writing, photography, design, special publications, our website and social media coverage at the recent Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA) annual convention in Everett. The contest time period was for newspapers and special publications published from April 2014 through March 2015. Awards...
A solar-powered organic cidery comes into its own

A solar-powered organic cidery comes into its own

Sinclair Orchards and Sixknot Cider owners Beth and John Sinclair have plenty to crow about at the moment: Sixknot ciders are winning awards in regional competitions, and their young brand is reaching new markets in the United States and overseas. The Sinclairs make — and sell — a product that they believe in, and they’re doing it their way:...