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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...
Commissioners’ award of contract for official newspaper disputed by Chronicle

Commissioners’ award of contract for official newspaper disputed by Chronicle

County officials chose Methow Valley and Oroville papers By Marcy Stamper An annual process that is normally a formality became contested this month after the Okanogan County commissioners named the Methow Valley News and the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune as the county’s newspapers of record and the Omak Chronicle questioned what it called a discrepancy in...
Methow Valley Ciderhouse opens at new Winthrop location on Hwy. 20

Methow Valley Ciderhouse opens at new Winthrop location on Hwy. 20

By Don Nelson The Methow Valley Ciderhouse has moved from a bucolic, out-of-the-way spot in the middle of an apple orchard to an expansive new location at Winthrop’s front door. After extensive renovation, the ciderhouse recently relocated to a former real estate office right next door to Lost River Winery’s tasting room on Highway 20,...
eqpd now fully equipped for more production at TwispWorks

eqpd now fully equipped for more production at TwispWorks

Many people have left a conference or company retreat with a bag of swag — those forgettable T-shirts, coffee mugs and pens — and then promptly donated it to a second-hand store or stashed it in the back of a closet. Jonathan Baker of eqpd, the Twisp company that …
Arrowleaf Bistro building razed to make way for new park

Arrowleaf Bistro building razed to make way for new park

Demolition of the former Arrowleaf Bistro building on Riverside Avenue in Winthrop began in earnest last Wednesday (May 11) and took little more than a day. By the weekend, debris had been cleared from site and the foundation filled. The site will be developed as a landscaped park with access to the Chewuch River, privately...
Nelsons take over as new owners at Riverside Printing in Winthrop

Nelsons take over as new owners at Riverside Printing in Winthrop

The faces behind the counter have changed, but the high-quality print services offered by Riverside Printing will remain the same, as new owners Virginia and Ben Nelson take over the business from Jerome and Kim Thiel. Motivated by a desire to consolidate and simplify their employment situations — which up until last week included …