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Outward Bound reaches out

Outward Bound reaches out

Capping off a 50­-day outdoor education course, students at the Northwest Outward Bound School in Mazama recently hosted a three­-day camp for local middle and high schoolers, free of charge. The camp served as an opportunity for the 10 Outward Bound students to put their …
Stott opens new acupuncture practice at Healing Center

Stott opens new acupuncture practice at Healing Center

Licensed acupuncturist Becca Stott recently opened her practice at the North Glover Healing Center in Twisp. After getting to know the Methow over the last decade, Stott decided to leave Seattle, where she practiced for five years, and establish a new practice  here. Stott, a native of Vermont, opened her first acupuncture practice after receiving...
A community loses its heart

A community loses its heart

Jeff Lyman leans over the counter and smiles warmly at his customers as they come into the Carlton General Store on a summer afternoon. Lyman, who is affectionately referred to as “the general” by his loyal customers, has owned and run the Carlton General Store for the past six years. This week he …
Goat’s Beard ready to break ground on new building

Goat’s Beard ready to break ground on new building

Mazama outdoors retailer needs additional space, more-visible location By Matt Taylor Goat’s Beard Mountain Supplies will break ground early next month on an expansion project which is expected to give the Mazama outdoors store approximately 500 more square feet of retail space, a more-prominent location and a consolidated main floor. The new building is expected...
Drop Zone offers work space in a professional setting

Drop Zone offers work space in a professional setting

24-hour access, super-fast internet, conference room and more available By Don Nelson At-home or officeless workers in the valley now have an alternative creative space available in Winthrop. Drop Zone Cowork, a flexible workspace that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, recently opened in the former Pinetooth Press building at 303...
Lariat lassoes a retail space/gift shop in downtown Winthrop

Lariat lassoes a retail space/gift shop in downtown Winthrop

Coffee, gifts and more offered at new site By Don Nelson Until recently, the Lariat Coffee Roasters retail, manufacturing and office operations were housed together in an off-the-beaten-path space on Horizon Flats. Lariat loyalists find their way to the building, but it’s not exactly a tourism destination. Recently, the husband-and-wife team who own Lariat, Bob...
Twisp chamber tours several downtown businesses in transition

Twisp chamber tours several downtown businesses in transition

Antlers Saloon needs cash infusion to complete renovation By Ann McCreary Twisp business owners and residents took a tour Monday (June 11) of four downtown businesses that are new or in the process of renovation, including a visit to Antlers Saloon, where work to restore the historic building came to standstill about a year and...
They made it

They made it

Last Friday was Methow Made day at Hank’s Harvest Foods in Twisp. Local producers were stationed throughout the store to offer samples of their products. A popular stop was the corner occupied by Sixknot Ciders, Lost River Wines and the Methow Valley Ciderhouse. ID was required of everyone — even senior citizens — who wanted a sip or two...
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...