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Dwight, Annie Filer see a clear line to an active retirement

Dwight, Annie Filer see a clear line to an active retirement

When Dwight and Annie Filer removed the Filer Plumbing sign from the plumbing shop on Second Avenue in Twisp last Friday (Aug. 25), it was a momentous day for many reasons. First, as Dwight was quick to point out, it was the last day for those 62 and older to purchase …
New wine bar in Winthrop offers variety and expertise — without intimidation

New wine bar in Winthrop offers variety and expertise — without intimidation

Owners of the Brix Wine Bar, opening this weekend in Winthrop, hope to share their passion for all things wine, to introduce area residents to the endless variety of wine flavors and to make wine-tasting a relaxed experience. “One of the things we’ve been talking about is that we want this …
Holistic vet blends traditional and unconventional methods

Holistic vet blends traditional and unconventional methods

How does a geologist-computer geek-park ranger decide to become a holistic veterinarian? In Dr. LaShelle Easton’s case, the inspiration was a beloved pet. When Cat Mandu fell ill with a chronic disease that didn’t respond to conventional veterinary medicine, Easton started exploring alternative treatments.
Adventure and comfort will be served up at new Twisp eatery

Adventure and comfort will be served up at new Twisp eatery

Pork Belly Reuben. Korean Street Tacos. Ropa Vieja. Those will be just a few of the enticements on the menu at Local Blend, a new “global comfort food” restaurant opening later this month in Twisp. “It’s for locals,” says owner and chef Eric Schade. “There’s gonna be no pretension here. I don’t care …
Pinetooth Press & Woodshed Ink create locally inspired wearable art

Pinetooth Press & Woodshed Ink create locally inspired wearable art

Bryan Putnam, co-owner of Pinetooth Press and Woodshed Ink, always knew he wanted to make art when he grew up. “I was always drawing,” he says. “I thought I would be a children’s book author.” The 2005 Liberty Bell High School graduate was a student of the late art teacher Sean McCabe, who …
Mazama Store owners celebrate 10 years built on history, partnership and community

Mazama Store owners celebrate 10 years built on history, partnership and community

Gratitude is as rich as the pastry and as abundant as the coffee as Rick and Missy LeDuc mark their 10th anniversary as owners and hosts of the Mazama Store, the community gathering spot at the north end of the Methow Valley. Rick LeDuc extended his thanks to the community, visitors and …
Methow Valley Ciderhouse brews up fun for all ages

Methow Valley Ciderhouse brews up fun for all ages

Richard Wasson’s creative energy is flowing out the back door and up the hillside at the ever-expanding Methow Valley Ciderhouse. A spacious new back yard that includes a stage for live music, a dance floor, picnic tables and much more opened in early July. Diverse musicians ranging …
Family-owned insurance company moves to next generation

Family-owned insurance company moves to next generation

The Bourn family has been in the insurance business in the Methow Valley for 41 years, and the next generation is ready to continue the tradition. Melinda Bourn, who owns Melbourn Insurance Agency, with offices in Winthrop and Twisp, has turned the business over to daughters Kelsey and Korrie.
Aero Methow continually adapts to meet valley’s health care needs

Aero Methow continually adapts to meet valley’s health care needs

Providing vital medical services for nearly 2,000 square miles of remote and rugged terrain, Aero Methow Rescue Service operates under unique conditions. The nonprofit based in Twisp is almost …
The grind is fine

The grind is fine

It’s a good thing Lori Loomis and Bob Gamblin don’t have to go far for a coffee break. Otherwise, they’d hardly get any time off at all. Loomis and Gamblin, co-owners of Lariat Coffee Roasters in Winthrop, haven’t taken a real vacation since they started …