Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available from the SBA

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Washington Residents & Businesses Affected by the Central Washington Firestorm Below text copied from the SBA’s official press release   Sacramento, California – Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Washington residents and business owners affected by the Central Washington Firestorm that occurred July 9 – August 5, 2014, U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced today. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster following the September 23 denial Read the Rest…


Job @TW: Development/ Communications Mgr.

TwispWorks has an immediate full-time opening for a skilled professional in the position of Development & Communications Manager. OVERVIEW The person in this position is a key member of a small, hardworking staff at a start-up organization with ambitious goals! Our mission is to increase the economic vitality of the Methow Valley, primarily by redeveloping the TwispWorks Campus, an historic 6.5 acre property in downtown Twisp, WA. The ideal candidate is: passionate about engaging the community in the mission and Read the Rest…

Wig Party 2015!

Saturday, March 21 7pm-11pm Don your favorite wig and shake your groove thing at the Wig Party, Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 7pm in the welding shop at TwispWorks. Popular local bands Wild Mountain Nation and Shakedonia will help legions of wig-wearing merrymakers shake off the winter blahs and sow the seeds of a great season to come. Be sure to bring your fun and funkiest hair ware–no costume too crazy for this bash! The Wig Party supports TwispWorks’ programs Read the Rest…


Community Preparedness Planning Coordinator

Methow Valley Long Term Recovery (MVLTR) is seeking statements of interest from independent contractors to coordinate the development and implementation of a neighborhood oriented Community Disaster Preparedness plan for the MVLTR service area to serve as a guide for the community during times of future natural or other disasters. Qualified candidates will know the Methow Valley well, have knowledge and experience in organizing communities around planning efforts, excellent writing and verbal communications skills, program research and development experience, confident public Read the Rest…


TW Receives Grant For Warehouse Renovation

TwispWorks received a grant of $150,000 from the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust to complete the renovation of the Bernard Hosey Founders’ Building to serve as an arts and media eduction center on the TwispWorks campus. The building, known by the Forest Service as the “fire cache” building and more recently as the North Warehouse, was built in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The building is a carbon copy of ranger station warehouses built throughout the West during that era. Read the Rest…


SBA Recovery Resources for Business, Individuals

The Small Business Administration has declared our area a disaster, and SBA representatives have set up an office in Twisp to offer the following services: Answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan programs Explain the application process Help individuals and business owners complete their loan applications Types of Disaster Loans Available: Home Disaster Loans – Loans to homeowners or renters to repair or replace disaster-damaged real estate or personal property owned by the victim. Renters are eligible for their personal property Read the Rest…


Classic Car Cruise-In

Wednesday, August 20 5:30-8:30pm   The Methow Motorheads return to TwispWorks for the August Class Car Cruise-In. Hot Rods, trucks, and more will gather in the TwispWorks parking lot from 5:30pm until 8:30pm with hot dogs and soda available to all. Contact Don for details, 509-860-1610


4th Annual Community Harvest Potluck

CLICK HERE TO TELL US WHAT YOU’RE BRINGING! Sunday, September 28 5pm til dark Please bring a potluck dish to share   Join TwispWorks, the Methow Valley Interpretive Center and your neighbors in celebration of the harvest, changing seasons and our hard working local farmers and food producers. Bring a chair and blanket, plus a main dish, side dish, dessert or beverage to share! There will be lawn games, live music and fun for all. Please let us know what Read the Rest…


“I Land” is a landing place in a sea of asphalt

“I Land”, an installation artwork by visiting Artist-in-residence Karin Wimmeder, is a new landing place in the sea of asphalt at the center of TwispWorks. Wimmeder’s work at TwispWorks is meant to draw attention to the center of the TwispWorks campus, from which you can see expansive views of Mt. McClure and surrounding hillsides. Few people ever stop to notice the views because the space is a vast expanse of unwelcoming asphalt. In the next year or so, TwispWorks plans Read the Rest…

The North Warehouse, built in 1939 by the CCC.

The North Warehouse, built in 1939 by the CCC.

Renovation Bids Requested

It’s time to build! The Twispworks Foundation is seeking bids from licensed General Contractors for the renovation of the North Warehouse, a 6,000 square foot 1934 building on the TwispWorks campus.  This historic building is currently uninsulated and it’s time to upgrade the utilities and bring it in to modern use. Contact Tori Karpenko at 509-997-3300 for the bid packet and to arrange for a tour of the building.