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Sales tax going up on April 1 in most of county

Sales tax going up on April 1 in most of county

The retail sales tax in most of Okanogan County—including Twisp and Winthrop—is going up by four-tenths of 1 percent (0.004) starting April 1. The increase, to fund the voter-approved Public Transportation Benefit Area, will bring the sales tax to 8.2 percent in Twisp, Winthrop and the city of Okanogan. In unincorporated areas of the county...
Credit card fees hit merchants, consumers

Credit card fees hit merchants, consumers

By Marcy Stamper
The running tally on the chalkboard that greets customers at Glover Street Market in Twisp currently registers $53,434.19. That’s the amount that the Twisp grocery has paid in credit card fees since 2010. Actually, because it’s time for an update, the figure is probably closer to …

Liquor board limits size of marijuana crops to keep them ‘manageable’

By Marcy Stamper
The Washington State Liquor Control Board is limiting the size of marijuana crops during the first year of production to keep the amount of recreational marijuana it oversees “manageable.” Because the board received almost 3,000 license applications from …

Business briefs: Feb. 26, 2014

This week: Strategic planning for nonprofits and Townsend elected to farm service committee
Winning garden has roots in the Methow

Winning garden has roots in the Methow

By Marcy Stamper
Thousands of flowering plants, trees and shrubs (2,232 to be exact), a tower of shiitake mushrooms, huge metal urns and three-foot-high letters that spelled…

Business briefs: Feb. 19, 2014

Hospital narrows CEO search The Three Rivers Hospital board of directors will interview five finalists for the position of chief executive officer later this month, according to spokesperson Rebecca Meadows. Current CEO Bud Hufnagel earlier said he would resign effective April 30. Meadows said there were 26 applicants for the position. After the five finalists...
Knack for knitting inspires new shop at TwispWorks

Knack for knitting inspires new shop at TwispWorks

By Ann McCreary
Weaving looms, a spinning wheel, shelves and baskets filled with colorful yarn, and a comfortable couch create …
Business briefs: Feb. 12, 2014

Business briefs: Feb. 12, 2014

This week: Sheila Ward joins MVN staff
Sun Mountain wins wine award
New clinic opens at Brewster Hospital
Free tax workshop in East Wenatchee
Logan’s Steakhouse opening in Twisp

Logan’s Steakhouse opening in Twisp

By Marcy Stamper
Gary Logan remembers when his father used to park an old yellow Chevrolet in front of his restaurant on Glover Street in Twisp during …
Rocking Horse Bakery invokes the valley’s past in remodeled space

Rocking Horse Bakery invokes the valley’s past in remodeled space

By Don Nelson
There’s a rowboat hanging from the ceiling, a 19th-century high-wheeler bicycle mounted on a wall, and cross country skis hanging over a doorway …