Rains clog Highway 153 culvert, but road remains open to traffic

Rains clog Highway 153 culvert, but road remains open to traffic

By Ann McCreary and Laurelle Walsh
A 4-foot diameter culvert installed this summer to contain runoff from the Leecher Creek drainage became plugged with mud and debris brought down by rain Thursday afternoon (Dec. 11) and sent water over State Highway 153 again. The culvert was installed after...
Hot times at Winterfest celebration

Hot times at Winterfest celebration

The third annual Winterfest, the seasonal celebration hosted by TwispWorks, will take place on Dec. 27 from 4 – 10 p.m. Winterfest will feature live music, food, drinks, and activities for all ages. The musical lineup includes Seattle-based gypsy-jazz string band Hot Club Sandwich, a six-man group that combines classic Latin American,...
Waiting for a donor

Waiting for a donor

By Laurelle Walsh
Friends and family of Randy Thordarson filled the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood on Nov. 28 for a dance party to benefit the Winthrop resident, who suffers from end-stage renal disease. Thordarson is currently on home dialysis and is on …
Researchers describe a ‘crisis’ in child care, early-childhood education options

Researchers describe a ‘crisis’ in child care, early-childhood education options

By Marcy Stamper
“There is a crisis dramatically affecting the valley.” That’s the stark conclusion drawn from the comments of about 225 parents, child care providers and employers by researchers investigating local needs for child care and early-childhood education. The results are from the Early Childhood …
New boutique offers ‘a different aesthetic’ for Winthrop

New boutique offers ‘a different aesthetic’ for Winthrop

By Laurelle Walsh
Gathered, a boutique featuring women’s apparel, accessories, leather goods and home decor items, opened last week on Winthrop’s boardwalk. Owner Kary Brennan said she hopes to appeal to the “conscious consumer,” by offering a new aesthetic to shoppers in the Old West town.