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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...
Welborns purchase passenger shuttle biz from Gabby Cabby

Welborns purchase passenger shuttle biz from Gabby Cabby

By Laurelle Walsh
Brothers Jeremy and Tyler Welborn, owners of Classic Towing in Twisp, expanded their operations in April to include …
Fly shop changes hands, locations

Fly shop changes hands, locations

By Laurelle Walsh
Alison Philbin and Greg Knab, owner/operators of Mt. Gardner Inn in Winthrop, are no longer in the fly-fishing business.  “It will be nice to …
Cascades Outdoor Store opens this week

Cascades Outdoor Store opens this week

The new Cascades Outdoor Store on Riverside Avenue in Winthrop will have an informal open house on Thursday (May 22) from 4 – 6 p.m. before an official grand opening at 10 a.m. on Friday, owners Brian and Amy Sweet said this week. Brian Sweet said construction has been underway for about three months, led by Larry...
Winthrop Store offers fresh food, gifts and more in expanded space

Winthrop Store offers fresh food, gifts and more in expanded space

By Don Nelson The grand opening of the newly christened Winthrop Store last weekend couldn’t have been more timely for the Bowers family — except for the T-shirts, which have yet to arrive. Otherwise, the store drew a steady crowd on Saturday — when the town was full of people celebrating ’49er Days — to introduce its new deli and expanded...
Bakery bash

Bakery bash

Dozens of guests braved occasional sprinkles to enjoy Cinnamon Twisp Bakery’s 20th anniversary party this week at the Methow Valley Inn. Music was provided by the Rivertown Ramblers.
Zumiez returns to its Methow ‘roots’ for annual training session

Zumiez returns to its Methow ‘roots’ for annual training session

By Don Nelson
Zumiez is still growing — and still increasing the number of retailing whizzes it convenes in the Methow Valley every May for sales training and company-wide camaraderie. This week, the Lynnwood-based retailer of hip clothes and equipment for …
Kids combine play with fitness at Twisp Gym

Kids combine play with fitness at Twisp Gym

By Laurelle Walsh

In a narrow, 450-square-foot storefront on Glover Street, 5-, 6- and 7-year-olds are leaping, skipping, swinging from bars and shrieking with joy. The six youngsters got off the school bus …