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Birch Berman, left, who lives on West Chewuch Road, and Rick Tingelstad of Twisp staged a two-man demonstration last Friday in front of the Aspen Grove Home and Gift Store on Riverside Avenue in Winthrop. Photo by Don Nelson

Birch Berman, left, who lives on West Chewuch Road, and Rick Tingelstad of Twisp staged a two-man demonstration last Friday in front of the Aspen Grove Home and Gift Store on Riverside Avenue in Winthrop, hoping to bring attention to a barking dog issue that Berman said has been going on without a successful resolution for many years. “Okanogan County’s noise ordinance completely fails to protect the public from nuisance noise during daylight hours … the county thinks that is acceptable. I think most people in the Methow would dispute that,” Berman said in a statement. The store’s owners declined to comment. Winthrop’s interim marshal, Ken Bajema, was called to the store, and after a discussion the protestors decided to move a bit farther away from the store beyond the covered area of the boardwalk, but were not told they couldn’t demonstrate.

Birch Berman, left, who lives on West Chewuch Road, and Rick Tingelstad of Twisp staged a two-man demonstration last Friday in front of the Aspen Grove Home and Gift Store on Riverside Avenue in Winthrop