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Bunkhouse Inn signs must come down, but town will cover costs

Bunkhouse Inn signs must come down, but town will cover costs

By Don Nelson

Mike Kutz will be required to remove the recently painted signage on his Bunkhouse Inn lodging establishment in Winthrop, but the town will pay the …

Craft breweries gather in Winthrop

Craft breweries gather in Winthrop

By Laurelle Walsh
“Craft beer is exploding in the United States,” according to Old Schoolhouse Brewery’s Casey Ruud, and the Methow Valley is well positioned to provide microbrew enthusiasts with a “destination beer” experience, he said. “People want to come here and …
Winthrop’s new police vehicles have arrived

Winthrop’s new police vehicles have arrived

By Don Nelson

Winthrop’s new police vehicles — and they are new, not used — will be in town this week, according to Marshal Rikki Schwab. The marshal had earlier told the …

Bajema leaving Marshal’s Office

Bajema leaving Marshal’s Office

By Don Nelson

The Winthrop Marshal’s Office will see a complete turnover in personnel in less than a year by the time it fills new vacancies that …

Twisp gets grant to update water system

Twisp gets grant to update water system

The Town of Twisp has received a $24,000 Community Development Block Grant for a water system plan update. Twisp is one of 17 rural towns and counties in Washington to receive a grant to fund planning and feasibility studies for new or improved water and wastewater systems, community centers, food banks, and fire safety facilities...
Is the valley ready for its close-up?

Is the valley ready for its close-up?

By Don Nelson
The Methow Valley could become more than a bit player when movie and advertisement makers “cast” sites for their film and video productions, according to …
Twisp considers irrigation district’s request to drill wells in town

Twisp considers irrigation district’s request to drill wells in town

By Ann McCreary

Twisp officials are considering whether to provide an exception to the town’s longstanding moratorium on well drilling to allow …

Commissioners poised to greatly expand ATV access in county

Commissioners poised to greatly expand ATV access in county

By Ann McCreary

A proposed ordinance that would allow all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on most Okanogan County roads appears headed toward… 

True colors

True colors

The Methow Valley’s third annual Pridefest was held last Sunday (June 15) in Winthrop, with a pride march through town, picnic in the park and “gender-bending freak-out fun and games for all the family.”
Faulty valve causes massive water leak

Faulty valve causes massive water leak

By Ann McCreary
A faulty valve on a Twisp water storage tank resulted in a large volume of municipal water lost last month.