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Winthrop council rejects appeal of marijuana sales ruling

Winthrop council rejects appeal of marijuana sales ruling

A divided Winthrop Town Council denied an appeal of the town planner’s decision to prohibit the retail sale of marijuana sales of marijuana in the Horizon Flats area at its meeting on Wednesday (April 16). Austin Lott, who is seeking to operate a retail marijuana outlet at Horizon Flats location, had appealed planner Rocklynn Culp’s...
Prescribed burn planned west of Winthrop

Prescribed burn planned west of Winthrop

The U.S. Forest Service plans to do a prescribed burn on 20 acres near Edelweiss on Thursday (April 17), conditions permitting. The burn will be on the Lucky 2 Timber Sale unit, about 10 miles west of Winthrop and about one-fourth of a mile from Edelweiss. The Forest Service said that other burn units in...

North Cascades Highway clearing has started west of Winthrop

  As scheduled, crews from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) began clearing deep snow off of Highway 20 on Monday (March 31) in hopes of opening the North Cascades Highway in four to six weeks. Crews from the Methow Valley side began clearing work at the Early Winters Information Center (milepost 178), where the winter closure...

Carlton woman found not guilty of dog theft, but convicted of obstructing a law officer

By Ann McCreary A jury has found Judy Brezina Camp of Carlton not guilty on two charges – taking a pet and lying to a police officer – but convicted her on a third charge of obstructing a law enforcement officer. Camp admitted taking a dog home last December after she found the animal chained...

Okanogan water quality projects may get grant support

By Marcy Stamper Six projects to protect water quality in creeks and rivers in the Methow Valley and northern Okanogan County, primarily from problems associated with livestock, have been ranked high enough that there is a good chance they will receive grants and start work this summer. The projects, most on private property, would help...

USFS fees waived for Presidents Day weekend

Fees at federal recreation day-use sites will be waived on Presidents Day weekend, Feb. 15-17. The administrative fee waiver applies to federal recreation lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service. It does not apply to SnoParks. Those using SnoParks that day must have SnoPark permits. Concession operations will continue to charge fees unless the permit...

Burn ban imposed in Okanogan County

A Stage 1 burn ban that will continue until at least Friday (Dec. 13) was imposed in Okanogan, Chelan and Douglas counties as of 4 p.m. Monday (Dec. 9) by the Washington Department of Ecology. Poor dispersion is expected to degrade air quality over the next few days, Ecology said in a press release. The...