2013 best of
The best businesses in Okanogan Country.
South North Dee Camp/The Chronicle Barista Kara Yusi serves a coffee at Free Bird Espresso, 326 N. Second Ave., Okanogan. The shop was named by Chronicle readers as the No. 1 espresso shop in the south area. About the cover Award-winning businesses, clockwise from the top left, were Omak-based law firm Callaway and DeTro, which includes in the front row, from left to right, secretaries Denise Stalder and Kim Patterson, and attorney Peg Callaway; back row, attorneys Scott DeTro and Robert Colbert; GiddyUp Salon and Spa owner Colette Jones puts the finishing touches on fellow hairstylist Sarah Morrison; server Ishara Ramos delivers some piping-hot food at Rancho Chico in Tonasket; Okanogan County Public Utility District employee George Webster climbs a transmission tower in Brewster (Photos by Al Camp, Jennifer Marshall and the Okanogan County Public Utility District; design by Katie Montanez). Best Of 2013 © Nov. 25, 2013 The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle Owned and operated by Eagle Newspapers Inc. Editor and publisher: Roger Harnack Managing editor: Garrett Rudolph Advertising manager: Lynn Hoover 618 Okoma Drive P.O. Box 553 Omak, WA 98841 509-826-1110 or 800-572-3446 509-826-5819 fax www.omakchronicle.com North South Al Camp/The Chronicle The Omak Stampede Arena, above, was named the top entertainment venue in the north region. In addition to the annual rodeo, the Stampede Arena hosts a demolition derby and a variety of other events. At right, a pair of students check out some of the vintage items at the Okanogan County Historical Museum, which was named the top museum for the south by Chronicle readers in the annual “Best of” voting. Garrett Rudolph/The Chronicle Readers honor retail, service industries North Jennifer Marshall/The Chronicle Cramer’s Home Furniture in Omak has been voted 2013’s best furniture store in north Okanogan County by Chronicle readers. From left are employees Matt Koch, Oscar Morales, D.J. Baker, Teri Nelson, Shane Francis and Luis Orozco. Thank you Best Of Law Practice We would like to thank all of our wonderful customers for their continued support in voting us #1 veterinary clinic in the north County“ Quality care for large and small animals since 1977” ��� South Jennifer Marshall/The Chronicle Xtreme Power Sports employees Alex Morgan, left, and Jordan Verstegen are part of the team that helped secure a best of 2013 award from Chronicle readers for the south region’s best recreational vehicle store. The store is located at 1930 N. Second Ave., Okanogan. Area selects its favorite medical facilities North South Brewster Drug employees are all smiles after receiving their award from Chronicle readers, naming the store best pharmacy of 2013 in the south region. From left are Chris Contreras, Pete Hofmann, Adina Hofmann, Maribel Arebalo, Sara Mariscal, Irene Cadenas and Ardee Valdovinos. Behind the counter is owner and pharmacist Brian Johnson. Jennifer Marshall/The Chronicle Chronicle readers, for again voting us the best pharmacy in south Okanogan County. And thank you to all of our loyal customers, we think YOU are the best! BREWSTER DRUG & Garrett Rudolph/The Chronicle Dr. Joey Chen examines a patient at his Omak office. Chen and his staff operate Oroville Dental Center, plus one day a week in Omak. “We care for people, not just teeth.” Dr. Denny Homer 38 years experience Dr. Denny Homer owns Caring Dental Center at 108 S. Second Ave. in Okanogan, voted by Chronicle readers as the best dental care provider in south Okanogan County for 2013. Jennifer Marshall/The Chronicle A U T O M O T I V E & RV Dee Camp/The Chronicle A deer wanders through downtown Conconully near the state park. ��� Pete Peters on We would like to thank our community for voting us Best Of Auto Repair in South County for 2013. Valley Auto Repair 669 2nd Ave. S., Okanogan 509-422-4613 Palmer Grandma’s A ic Jennifer Marshall/The Chronicle The Super Stop, Rivers Restaurant and Lakeshore Inn, overlooking the Columbia River in Pateros, have all received awards from Chronicle readers for “Best of 2013” in the south region. Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union sends a big THANK YOU to everyone who voted for us in the “Best Of” contest. We appreciate your support and want you to know that we consider it a great privilege to serve our community! Coulee Dam Branch Honorable Mention South Okanogan Thank you for voting Dave’s Gun & Pawn Best Of 2013! We appreciate your business! 112 N. Main • Riverside 509-826-0544 Prince’s Department Store Mary Hughes, left, and Jack Hughes are co-owners of Prince’s Department Store, soon to be renamed Hughes Department Store. Attorney at Law Utility employees brighten customers’ days Richards Jennifer Marshall/The Chronicle Okanogan County Public Utility District customer service supervisor Kathy Gordon, far left, and customer service representatives Colleen Way, Melody Kells, Ron Mackie and Marla VanderWeide pose with their best customer service award, as voted by Chronicle readers. ��� Team effort leads veterinary clinic to award Jennifer Marshall/The Chronicle Denise Krytenberg, DVM, of Alpine Veterinary Clinic, checks a dog’s mouth after pulling a tooth. Krytenberg owns the clinic with her husband. for voting us the #1 grocery store in south county! From Tony, Val and the crew at Caso’s Okanogan Family Foods. Come on in and check out our every day low prices! We would like to thank everyone for voting for us as Best Farm Supply store. We appreciate your business! 2406 Elmway • Okanogan • 509-422-5161 ��� Garrett Rudolph/The Chronicle Thank you for voting Heather’s Dog Grooming #1 in Pet Grooming for South County 2013! Book now for the holidays! Gift Certificates Available Stop into our new location: 115 2nd Ave. S., Okanogan (Old liquor store) Dennis Brothers has been the owner and managing broker at Upper Valley Realty for about nine years. 509-826-5541 Quality supplies since 1957 Thank you for Hardware Best of Honorable Mention! Complete line of building supplies/materials Knowledgeable, friendly service 33083 Hwy. 97 • Oroville • 509-476-3149 www.midwaybuilding.com Family-owned Farm Shed wins again Jennifer Marshall/The Chronicle The Farm Shed owner Laurie Andrews shows some old farming equipment in the “man cave” section. ��� Monetta BEST WINERY - NORTH BEST SKIING - SOUTH Dee Camp/The Chronicle Winemaker and owner Doug Sheets gets ready to pour a glass of wine at his RockWall Cellars, 110 Nichols Road, Omak. The winery was selected by Chronicle readers as the best winery for the north region. Garrett Rudolph/The Chronicle Skiers glide down the slope at the Loup Loup Ski Bowl. The ski area, off state Highway 20 between Okanogan and Twisp, was named the top ski area in the south area in “Best of” balloting. A BIG THANK YOU to our customers for voting us BEST Burgers & Pizza and Best Bar for South County 2013! From all of us at A big thank you to our customers for voting us Best of 2013 Car Dealer, South Okanogan County. We appreciate your support. Gary and Anna Coyote Ridge Automotive Repair and Sales 1240 Hwy. 20 S., Twisp • 509-997-3454 509-826-1000 • 888-473-2238 Certain restrictions apply, must qualify for all rebates. All prices plus tax.