The Castle Professional Building in Winthrop will be ready for office tenants in April, owner and developer Liam Doyle said this week. Many valley residents will recall the building at the top of the Bridge Street hill, where it intersects with Castle Avenue, as the longtime site of the Red Hen Trading Company, a popular […]
By Don Nelson Doug Mohre, the man behind Winthrop’s Thanksgiving weekend fireworks show for the past 15 years, is again asking for community support to stage the event. Mohre, recently retired as co-owner of Sheri’s Sweet Shoppe in Winthrop, said at last week’s Winthrop Chamber of Commerce meeting that he will be soliciting donations from […]
Photos by Steve Mitchell The Methow Valley Labor Day Rodeo offered spectators and competitors an old-fashioned, welcome diversion from the summer’s fires.
The short portion of Bridge Street popularly known as “Pool Hall Hill” in Winthrop may be closed to traffic more often this winter, the Town Council agreed at its meeting last week.The steep pitch up from Three Fingered Jack’s and the town’s…
This is going to be a pedestrian story.
Anybody who has spent much time navigating downtown Winthrop on foot, especially when it’s busy, could tell a similar tale.
It would be about the hodgepodge of …
Little Star Montessori School is expanding childcare and early childhood education programs in the Methow Valley, with a focus on the community’s youngest and most needy residents.
A new early education and childcare center is nearing completion in Twisp, and groundbreaking has begun…
A few issues persist as the Winthrop Town Council moves toward a public hearing, and eventual adoption, of revisions to the town’s Westernization code.
At last week’s Town Council meeting, council members reviewed details of the most recent changes to the proposed revision, and audience members reiterated a couple of familiar themes: authenticity and enforcement.
Winthrop and the Methow Valley had a record year in 2016 for the number of visitors, measured by big increases in overnight lodging tax revenues.
Winthrop was up 18 percent in 2016 over 2015’s record-setting year, and the Methow Valley as a whole, including Mazama and Twisp, was up 23 percent last year over 2015’s hotel/motel tax revenues.