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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 …
North Cascades Mountain Hostel lays strong foundation for growth

North Cascades Mountain Hostel lays strong foundation for growth

Small Business Development Center helped find financing By Hope Belli Tinney Washington Small Business Development Center Imagine heading up to the Methow Valley to ski, hike, bike, fish or read in the shade of a cottonwood tree for as little as $25 per night. Welcome to North Cascades Mountain Hostel, owned by the husband and...
Barnyard Cinema’s much-anticipated premier planned for this summer

Barnyard Cinema’s much-anticipated premier planned for this summer

It’s a little early yet for the searchlights and red carpet, but developers of The Barnyard Cinema on Highway 20 in Winthrop are making steady progress toward opening the multi-purpose facility this summer.
New patient beds arrive at Three Rivers

New patient beds arrive at Three Rivers

Three Rivers Hospital is following through on its promise to invest in the facility when voters approved a levy lid lift last August, the hospital in Brewster said in a press release. The hospital celebrated the start of the new year with the arrival of 18 new patient beds, and more furniture will arrive within...
Winthrop, Lake Chelan Coldwell Banker offices complete merger

Winthrop, Lake Chelan Coldwell Banker offices complete merger

Coldwell Banker Winthrop Realty has merged with Coldwell Banker Lake Chelan Properties, a transaction that will give the Lake Chelan firm five offices in north central Washington. Dave Thomsen, who has owned the Winthrop office since 2008, will ...
Kind Grinds Espresso Bar opens new era in a familiar space

Kind Grinds Espresso Bar opens new era in a familiar space

You’ve read it before, several times in the past few years: Java Man Espresso, the tiny coffee shop and burrito café in Winthrop, has changed hands and the new owners are enthusiastic about prospects for the long-time fixture on Bridge Street. The familiar Java Man moniker (for a short while it was called Java Mama) is...
New naturopathic physician in Twisp

New naturopathic physician in Twisp

Dr. Kayla Preece, a naturopathic physician, has established a new practice, Standing Pine Health Clinic, at the North Glover Healing Center in Twisp. Preece graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Other health care-related fields Preece has practiced include massage therapy and midwifery. She grew up in rural Idaho. Her undergraduate...
DropZone Coffee open in Twisp

DropZone Coffee open in Twisp

Early morning risers, this is for you: DropZone Coffee, located in the former Libke Insurance building on Highway 20 in Twisp, is now open from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday. For now, drip coffee (no espresso drinks), tea, cocoa, cider and baked goods are being offered; payment is by donation only, according to co-owner...
Oliver’s Artisan Kitchen offers fresh take on casual cuisine

Oliver’s Artisan Kitchen offers fresh take on casual cuisine

The waiting and curiosity are over. Oliver’s Artisan Kitchen, a bistro-style cafe serving food, coffee and baked goods, is open on Bridge Street in Winthrop, next to The Tenderfoot and steps away from the four-way stop.
Blue Star debuts new look in coffee bags

Blue Star debuts new look in coffee bags

By Don Nelson Yes, that’s a coffee bag — although probably unlike any you’ve seen before. Blue Star Coffee Roasters recently began stocking retail shelves and its store in Twisp with the new bags, which replace the paper bags Blue Star has used for years. The new bags are shorter, wider and made with “high-barrier” foil, which...