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Valley brewers get their own supply store in Winthrop

Valley brewers get their own supply store in Winthrop

By Laurelle Walsh
How has the Methow Valley managed so long without a homebrew supply store? The American Homebrewers Association estimates there are 1.2 million home brewers in the United States, and although there is no way of knowing how many home brewers …
Studio 509 brings ‘something fresh’ to the valley

Studio 509 brings ‘something fresh’ to the valley

By Laurelle Walsh
Tucked behind the Purple Sage building in downtown Winthrop is a new hair salon called Studio 509. Owner/stylist Phoebe Rudd, who opened Studio 509’s doors in October said, “the space has been evolving every day. It’s so much fun to find things that are me.”
Business briefs: Dec. 10, 2014

Business briefs: Dec. 10, 2014

This week: USFS summer jobs open and Business workshops offered
New boutique offers ‘a different aesthetic’ for Winthrop

New boutique offers ‘a different aesthetic’ for Winthrop

By Laurelle Walsh
Gathered, a boutique featuring women’s apparel, accessories, leather goods and home decor items, opened last week on Winthrop’s boardwalk. Owner Kary Brennan said she hopes to appeal to the “conscious consumer,” by offering a new aesthetic to shoppers in the Old West town.
Methow Masala blends locally made goods with exotic spices

Methow Masala blends locally made goods with exotic spices

By Laurelle Walsh
Methow Masala combines the name of a river valley in North Central Washington with a less-familiar word meaning a mixture of ground spices. Together they name a new shop opening in Winthrop, as well as the line of Indian …
Twisp jewelry store Peligro moving to Bozeman, Montana

Twisp jewelry store Peligro moving to Bozeman, Montana

By Marcy Stamper
After seven years of designing and exhibiting jewelry and art on Glover Street in Twisp, Peligro is moving to Bozeman, Montana — but staying in the family. Nancy Daniels Hubert started the store seven years ago as …
Business brief: Oct. 29, 2014

Business brief: Oct. 29, 2014

Sun Mountain one of the best in the Northwest Sun Mountain Lodge has been named one of the best hotels in the Pacific Northwest in readers’ choice awards for 2014 given by Condé Nast Traveler magazine. The readers’ choice survey was started in 1988. Candidates must receive a required minimum number of responses to be...

Methow Valley Inn switching to groups-only model

By Don Nelson
The Methow Valley Inn will adopt a new business model beginning Friday (Oct. 31), switching from individual room rentals to group rentals only at the Twisp bed-and-breakfast. Terry Larson, who owns the inn along with the husband-and-wife team of Peter Morgan and Raleigh Bowden …
White Buck will shut down

White Buck will shut down

By Laurelle Walsh After 22 years as a fixture on the Winthrop boardwalk, the White Buck Trading Company and Museum will shut its doors at the end of the month. “I’ve enjoyed a lot of good years here, but it’s time to move on,” said owner Kjell Lester. “It was a lot of fun work...
Methow Valley News wins general excellence award in statewide competition

Methow Valley News wins general excellence award in statewide competition

The Methow Valley News won the first-place award for general excellence among statewide newspapers of its size at the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA) annual convention last weekend in Chelan. Awards are presented in four circulation categories. The News is in category II (circulation of 2,500 to 5,000). Entrants in the general excellence category were...