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Winthrop looks to Twisp for interim policing

Winthrop looks to Twisp for interim policing

The Town of Winthrop is pursuing an agreement under which the Twisp Police Department will temporarily provide law enforcement services while Winthrop is again without any police officers of its own. Winthrop Marshal Hal Henning was fired by Mayor Anne Acheson on Feb. 22, after Henning submitted a formal complaint against the mayor to the town...
DeHart announces he’ll run for Winthrop mayor’s position

DeHart announces he’ll run for Winthrop mayor’s position

Winthrop Town Council member Bob DeHart announced last week that he will run for mayor in the November general election. DeHart said his decision to run was partially, but not entirely, in reaction to recent concerns raised about the firing of Marshal Hal Henning by Mayor Anne Acheson.
Supporters praise Henning, but former marshal’s firing stands

Supporters praise Henning, but former marshal’s firing stands

Supporters of fired Winthrop Marshal Hal Henning jammed the Winthrop Town Council’s small meeting space last week to praise Henning and protest his dismissal, ask for more information about why it happened, and demand that Mayor Anne Acheson be “fired” or …
Wide range of factors are related to marshal’s firing and aftermath

Wide range of factors are related to marshal’s firing and aftermath

By Anne Acheson I ran for Winthrop Town Council position 5 after serving several years on the planning commission because I wanted to have a voice in a broader range of issues facing the Town of Winthrop. When I was elected in November 2015 I never had any intention of serving as mayor. In September...
Henning out as marshal in Winthrop

Henning out as marshal in Winthrop

Winthrop Marshal Hal Henning has been let go from his position as the town’s only full-time law enforcement officer. Henning was fired during a meeting Wednesday morning (Feb. 22) with Winthrop Mayor Anne Acheson. The decision was effective immediately. Henning and Acheson have had some …
ATV issue rolls back onto streets of Winthrop

ATV issue rolls back onto streets of Winthrop

Okanogan County Commissioner Jim DeTro’s recent recreational all-terrain vehicle trip from Conconully to Winthrop with a bunch of friends has sparked renewed debate over how the town of Winthrop views ATVs. Although apparently in violation of the town’s…
WSDOT scales back pedestrian ramps at Winthrop’s four-way stop

WSDOT scales back pedestrian ramps at Winthrop’s four-way stop

The “bulbs” are gone from revised designs for pedestrian ramps at each corner of the four-way stop in downtown Winthrop, after town officials asked the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to reconsider its original plans. At last week’s Winthrop Town Council …
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 …
Methow Valley Jazz Choir to present swingin’ tunes in three April concerts

Methow Valley Jazz Choir to present swingin’ tunes in three April concerts

By Laurelle Walsh
Under the direction of an ambitious Liberty Bell High School senior, the new 12-member Methow Valley Jazz Choir will present a program of music from the big band and jazz eras in three concerts: April 8 at Methow Valley United Methodist Church, April 12 in the Liberty Bell High...
Letters to the editor: Feb. 26, 2014

Letters to the editor: Feb. 26, 2014

We don’t need it   Dear Editor:   I just finished reading RCW 35.61, which would establish a Metropolitan Park District. Metropolitan means a large city — which we are not. I appreciate Ron Perrow’s recent letter to the editor which pretty much covers what is in that particular law. It certainly wouldn’t fit in our little...