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Mobile food makes its debut in the Methow with Fork

Mobile food makes its debut in the Methow with Fork

Mobile food trucks don’t just serve tacos and they aren’t just for special events anymore. Food trucks — essentially restaurants on wheels — are a big deal in West Coast metropolitan areas from Vancouver to San Diego. Websites like seattlefoodtruck.com — with its own handy mobile app …
Bluebird Grain Farms celebrates with paella feast

Bluebird Grain Farms celebrates with paella feast

Bluebird Grain Farms will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a paella feast on Sept. 6 at TwispWorks, beginning at 5 p.m. Farro paella will be prepared over wood fire pits. Guest chef and James Beard Award winner John Sundstrom of Lark Restaurant in Seattle will be overseeing the paella; the meal will be prepared by...
Stern sells Common Sense building, moves to new location on Wolf Creek Rd.

Stern sells Common Sense building, moves to new location on Wolf Creek Rd.

After 30 years at the “log office” next to the Farm House Inn on Highway 20 in Winthrop, Chris Stern has moved his business — Common Sense Custom Homes — to a new location on Wolf Creek Road. The log building has been purchased by former tenant Andrew Nelson …
County issues permit for Twisp tow yard

County issues permit for Twisp tow yard

The Okanogan County hearing examiner approved a conditional-use permit for Classic Towing to operate a towing operation, impound yard and repair shop a mile south of Twisp on Highway 20. The permit issued by Hearing Examiner Dan Beardslee on July 29 requires the owners, Tyler and Jeremy Welborn, to shade all outdoor lighting so it...
Small biz workshops offered

Small biz workshops offered

The federal Small Business Administration’s Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) is offering four workshops for business owners: Sept. 8, financial fundamentals of running a business. Sep. 22, cash flow management. Oct. 6, record keeping and taxes. Oct. 20, working with your bank. The workshops are from noon to 2 p.m. in the SCORE office...
East 20 Pizza gets new manager

East 20 Pizza gets new manager

East 20 Pizza’s new kitchen manager, Ben Collier, says he’s happy to be working at the popular establishment in Winthrop. “It’s fun to make a really great pizza and put a smile on people’s face,” Collier said. Collier fills a new position at East 20, one that owner Ryan Clement has seen a need for, for...
Bear Creek Golf Course takes a swing at a broader market

Bear Creek Golf Course takes a swing at a broader market

Golf is no longer the only game at Bear Creek Golf Course, nor the only way to enjoy the facility’s well-kept grounds and expansive mountain views. In the golf course’s 50th year of operation, managers Debbie and Terry Evans have introduced three new non-golf games and built two …
Freestone Inn’s new managers reaching out to community

Freestone Inn’s new managers reaching out to community

By Don Nelson Chris Miller and JoAnna “JoJo” Howard had a Methow moment the first time they saw the valley and the Freestone Inn. “We couldn’t even believe it,” Howard said. “This area is stunning.” “When we came over that pass for the first time,” Miller said, the husband-and-wife team knew without a doubt that...
Business briefs: July 15, 2015

Business briefs: July 15, 2015

Celebrate with Mazama Country Inn The Mazama Country Inn will celebrate its 30th anniversary on August 8 with a barbecue plus musical performances by the Copacetics and Laura Love and the Family Dog. Families are welcome to the free event, which begins at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 996-2681. Lost River closing Seattle tasting...
Coming soon: a new home for independent cinema in Winthrop

Coming soon: a new home for independent cinema in Winthrop

Two Mazama couples are embarking on a business venture that will fill an entertainment void in our valley: a place to watch movies. A 2-acre lot just across from East 20 Pizza in Winthrop will be the location of The Barnyard, a new home for independent cinema in the Methow Valley.