Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

BIZ NEWS
Sports medicine clinic settles into new location

Sports medicine clinic settles into new location

The Methow Institute for Sports Traumatology (MIST) opened for business in Winthrop on Jan. 30. The orthopedic specialty clinic, which focuses on sports medicine care, is located at 505B Highway 20. MIST, operated by Dr. Joshua Schkrohowsky, had previously been located at the Country Clinic in Winthrop. The new location, Schkrohowsky said, “brings a more...
Glass and gravel: alliance helps solve problem

Glass and gravel: alliance helps solve problem

By Laurelle Walsh
Two valley businesses, Cascade Concrete in Winthrop and Methow Recycles in Twisp, joined forces last year to find a new solution to the problem of glass recycling in the Methow. Locally discarded glass …

Taxable business property lists due

The annual itemized list of personal property used in a business, ranch or farm is due to the Okanogan County assessor. State law requires all businesses to submit a list of all taxable personal property, including desks and chairs, computers and cash registers, camera security systems, beds and furniture used in nightly rentals, farm machinery...
Mackies making more room for winter recreation shop in Twisp

Mackies making more room for winter recreation shop in Twisp

By Don Nelson
As the worst snow season in years drags into February, people who make their living in the winter recreation business might be expected to hunker down and wait until next year …

State’s AG says cities and counties can ban pot businesses

By Marcy Stamper
Cities and counties may restrict—or ban outright—marijuana businesses through local regulations, according to an opinion issued by the state attorney general on Thursday (Jan. 16). After a review of …
Winthrop considers zoning amendment for retail marijuana

Winthrop considers zoning amendment for retail marijuana

By Laurelle Walsh
The Winthrop Town Council has directed the town’s Planning Commission to consider a zoning code amendment which would allow a retail marijuana…
Lost River Winery loses cash in tasting room burglary

Lost River Winery loses cash in tasting room burglary

  By Don Nelson The Winthrop Marshal’s Office is investigating a Jan. 15 burglary at the Lost River Winery tasting room on Highway 20 that resulted in the loss of about $3,000 in cash. Lost River’s marketing director, Liam Doyle, said that during the night someone broke a window panel on the tasting room’s front...

Year-end figures strong for real estate sales in valley

Final 2013 real estate sales figures for the Methow Valley brightened the picture even more than the late-year numbers reported in last week’s Methow Valley News. According to a report published by Coldwell Banker Winthrop Realty, total dollar volume for 2013 sales was $41.3 million, compared to $30 million in 2012, a 37 percent increase...

Business briefs: Jan. 15, 2014

County job fair seeks employers
Help for women, minority-owned businesses
Antlers signs off: Saloon quiet after history of food, drink, music, occasional gunfire

Antlers signs off: Saloon quiet after history of food, drink, music, occasional gunfire

By Mike Maltais
If buildings could talk, the first thing the late Antlers Saloon and Cafe might say is “I’ve been shot!”