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Twisp voters approving sales tax hike for transportation projects

Twisp voters approving sales tax hike for transportation projects

By a wide margin, Twisp voters are approving a new 0.2 percent sales tax to raise money to fund transportation improvements in town. The proposition on the Aug. 2 primary election was passing with 73 percent of Twisp voters approving funding a new Transportation Benefit District (TBD) through the sales tax, based on the votes...
Town Council appoints Acheson to fill mayor’s position in Winthrop

Town Council appoints Acheson to fill mayor’s position in Winthrop

Winthrop Town Council member Anne Acheson has been appointed to fill the position of mayor, replacing Sue Langdalen. Langdalen announced recently that she and her husband, Jim, are moving out of the community. Her resignation is effective Sept. 1. At last week’s council meeting, council member …
Fire District 6 will seek citizen advisory committee input on new fire hall site

Fire District 6 will seek citizen advisory committee input on new fire hall site

Commissioners of Okanogan County Fire District 6 have decided to appoint a citizens advisory committee to provide feedback on the best location for a new fire hall. At their monthly meeting Monday (Aug. 8), commissioners agreed to establish the advisory group to specifically address the question of where a new hall should be built.
Represent Okanogan County to register as committee

Represent Okanogan County to register as committee

Represent Okanogan County (ROC) has decided to register with the state as a political committee, although the group maintains that its focus is on voter education and participation and does not meet the legal definition of a political committee. In a statement posted on its website on Friday (Aug. 5), ROC announced that its board will...
Exploratory mining decision delayed because of tribal concerns

Exploratory mining decision delayed because of tribal concerns

A decision on whether to permit exploratory drilling for copper on U.S. Forest Service land near Mazama has been delayed due to concerns expressed by the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.
Twisp reaches agreement with Lloyds for trail compensation

Twisp reaches agreement with Lloyds for trail compensation

Under an agreement approved by the Twisp Town Council last week, Lloyd Holdco LLC would provide $18,700 worth of in-kind services — such as materials, equipment and labor — to help build a community trail, but …
Leak still plagues Wagner Pool after recent deck, lining repairs

Leak still plagues Wagner Pool after recent deck, lining repairs

The Wagner Memorial Pool will celebrate its 50th birthday with a party on Sunday (Aug. 7), but the event may be slightly bittersweet. After delaying the pool’s opening by about a month this summer to complete …
Torrent floods Winthrop marshal’s office, causes road damage

Torrent floods Winthrop marshal’s office, causes road damage

Winthrop Marshal Hal Henning and his staff have squeezed in with other town personnel after a heavy downpour flooded the marshal’s basement offices with at least 3 inches of filthy water last Tuesday (July 26).
Baling twine a fatal attraction for osprey

Baling twine a fatal attraction for osprey

Pat Leigh of Winthrop was practicing digital photography recently, taking pictures of ospreys in a large nest high in a snag off of Twin Lakes Road. She noticed brightly colored material among the sticks …
Twisp woman appeals vehicular-homicide conviction

Twisp woman appeals vehicular-homicide conviction

Gloria Mathyer of Twisp, who was convicted June 10 of vehicular homicide in Okanogan County Superior Court, is appealing the conviction to the Court of Appeals in Spokane. The charges were filed in connection with a June 2014 accident on Highway 153 south of Twisp in which Mathyer’s car collided with a motorcycle. The motorcycle...