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Chambers working on business growth initiatives for Methow Valley

Chambers working on business growth initiatives for Methow Valley

Public meetings next week will seek ideas on economic development By Marcy Stamper The Twisp and Winthrop chambers of commerce are teaming up to gather ideas — from residents and business owners — for economic development in the Methow Valley. They have also been conducting their own research into what employers and employees need to create a healthy local...
News briefs: April 22, 2015

News briefs: April 22, 2015

Property taxes due next week Okanogan County property tax payments and irrigation assessments are due to the county treasurer this month, and must be postmarked by April 30. Taxpayers paying in two installments must pay the first half by April 30 and the second half by Oct. 31. Payments can be made in person or...
The return of winter

The return of winter

By Don Nelson
Kristen Smith was able to offer a first-hand, up-to-date account of how the Methow Valley’s winter recreation season is going when a reporter caught up with her on Monday (Jan. 5). She was out cross country skiing, encountering other skiers …
Chambers host fire-recovery meeting for valley businesses

Chambers host fire-recovery meeting for valley businesses

The chambers of commerce for Winthrop and Twisp invite all businesses in the Methow Valley to a meeting on Thursday (Sept. 11) from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. at the Winthrop Barn to discuss recovery from the summer’s fires. The meeting will include an overview of efforts to re-build tourism, an update on the valley’s long-term recovery organization,...
Local groups begin making plans for long-term recovery

Local groups begin making plans for long-term recovery

By Marcy Stamper
Although hundreds of people are still literally digging out from the devastation of the wildfire—and firefighters still working to control it—a network of individuals and organizations has begun building a network for longer-term recovery. Some 40 people from local social-service agencies, …
Valley touts ‘open for business’ message to help convince tourists to come back

Valley touts ‘open for business’ message to help convince tourists to come back

By Don Nelson
Above the roar of flames and crack of lightning strikes, the Methow Valley continues to get its message out: We are open for business and ready for visitors. But the toll on seasonal income for the valley’s tourism-dependent economy is mounting as fires, power outages and road closures continue to discourage...
Community briefs: July 2, 2014

Community briefs: July 2, 2014

This week: Garlic harvest, wine festival, farm camp, food preservation, wildfire readiness, bowl painting, exchange students, women outdoors, planned giving and naturalization info.
Is the valley ready for its close-up?

Is the valley ready for its close-up?

By Don Nelson
The Methow Valley could become more than a bit player when movie and advertisement makers “cast” sites for their film and video productions, according to …
Hop Rendezvous brings brewfest tradition back

Hop Rendezvous brings brewfest tradition back

The Winthrop Hop Rendezvous Brewfest, which will offer samplings of craft beers from around the region on Saturday (June 21), is a reincarnation of sorts. Casey Ruud, co-owner of the Old Schoolhouse Brewery in Winthrop, said that the brewery’s predecessor — the Winthrop Brewing Company — used to host something similar called Octoberwest. Ruud said the idea to revive...
Candidates’ forum draws packed house

Candidates’ forum draws packed house

By Don Nelson
Candidates for the commission that would oversee a proposed Methow Valley Recreation District had a chance to make personal impressions on the voters during a public forum last week at the Twisp Valley Grange. Ten of the 13 candidates for five at-large positions on the commission attended the forum…...