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Winthrop council to hear appeal of marijuana retail sales decision

Winthrop council to hear appeal of marijuana retail sales decision

By Don Nelson
The Winthrop Town Council will hear an appeal of town planner Rocklynn Culp’s decision to prohibit the retail sale of marijuana in the Horizon Flats area. The appeal will be heard at the council’s April 16 meeting. As a result, a public hearing on the broader issue of …
County, unions in mediation over contracts; commissioners hold firm

County, unions in mediation over contracts; commissioners hold firm

By Marcy Stamper
Okanogan County and eight of nine unions are still in mediation, with the employees represented by the Teamsters contending that higher health insurance costs have amounted to a salary cut while the county commissioners say the employees chose more expensive coverage. The sheriffs’ deputies and courthouse staff also have...
Aspen Grove reopens with an emphasis on the home kitchen

Aspen Grove reopens with an emphasis on the home kitchen

By Laurelle Walsh
Downtown Winthrop’s home and gift store, Aspen Grove, has a renewed focus and a fresh outlook under the direction of new owner Hannah Cordes. After a short closure and a remodel that opened up the front windows, Aspen Grove celebrated its …
Nectar Skin Bar in a new downtown Winthrop space

Nectar Skin Bar in a new downtown Winthrop space

By Laurelle Walsh
Licensed aesthetician Leslie Lanthorn has expanded the services and products of her skin care studio, Nectar, and renamed it Nectar Skin Bar. The new facility has moved into a sunny storefront at the north end of Winthrop, where …
Brown wins national bike advocacy award

Brown wins national bike advocacy award

Joe Brown, co-owner of Methow Cycle and Sport in Winthrop, has been named winner of the Quality Bicycle Products 2014 Clay Mankin award, which recognizes retailers who inspire others with their commitment to bicycle advocacy, industry growth, and their passion for cycling. Brown was nominated for the award in recognition of his advocacy efforts for...
Job and Resource Fair to match employers with job-seekers

Job and Resource Fair to match employers with job-seekers

By Don Nelson
More than 20 local and regional employers, plus several organizations that can provide help for …
Welborn brothers purchase Classic Towing

Welborn brothers purchase Classic Towing

Brothers Tyler and Jeremy Welborn have purchased Classic Towing in Twisp from Dallas Darwood. Although the brothers are originally from Snohomish County, they trace their Methow Valley heritage to the family’s 1908 homestead on Twisp River Road, and were frequent visitors before moving here. Jeremy, who moved to the valley in 2000, has worked for...
Methow Made expands to include arts and crafts

Methow Made expands to include arts and crafts

TwispWorks is expanding its Methow Made campaign this year to include arts and craft products made and produced in the Methow Valley, as well as food, beverage and health and beauty products. Local producers are invited to apply to be part of the 2014 campaign. Methow Made began in 2013 as an agricultural marketing campaign...
Business briefs: March 12, 2014

Business briefs: March 12, 2014

This week: New look for Bluebird, Job fair coming in April, TwispWorks will be the site of class to help you learn to Build a Wordpress website, and Farmers market for Pateros
Winthrop council sets public hearing on marijuana sales issue

Winthrop council sets public hearing on marijuana sales issue

By Don Nelson
The Winthrop Town Council will hold a public forum on April 16 to give residents another chance to say how they feel about the retail sale of marijuana within town limits. At its March 5 meeting, the council accepted …