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New Twisp police officer has deep local roots

New Twisp police officer has deep local roots

Twisp’s newly hired police officer, Stephen Purtell, says he’s happy to be back home in the Methow Valley. Purtell, 29, lived in the valley from the age of 4 and graduated from the alternative high school in 2006. He has joined the Twisp Police Department as its third officer, and anticipates attending Law Enforcement Academy in...
New Twisp ordinance cracks down on unwelcome dog doo deposits

New Twisp ordinance cracks down on unwelcome dog doo deposits

Pet owners in Twisp who permit their pooches to poop on other peoples’ property do so at their peril. A new ordinance approved by the Twisp Town Council last week places penalties on dog owners whose canines defecate on property
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…
Twisp re-captures the (crossing) flags

Twisp re-captures the (crossing) flags

After hearing reports from Twisp residents about near misses with vehicles while crossing Highway 20 in town, Twisp officials have installed new bright orange flags at four locations in town for pedestrians to carry while crossing the road. The flags are intended to make pedestrians more visible to motorists and increase pedestrian safety.
Pub fire investigation, insurance settlement in waiting mode

Pub fire investigation, insurance settlement in waiting mode

Twisp River Pub owner Aaron Studen said he is in waiting mode while his insurance company completes its fire investigation and obtains bids for reconstruction of the pub, which was severely damaged by an arson fire on Feb. 29. “It works at a snail’s pace,” Studen said this week. The insurance company, Mutual of Enumclaw,...
Twisp River Pub fire investigators await crime lab report

Twisp River Pub fire investigators await crime lab report

Twisp Police Chief Paul Budrow has interviewed about 15 people as part of his investigation into the arson fire at the Twisp River Pub, and said he expects to interview as many as 60 people before he is done. While he is moving ahead on conducting his part of the criminal investigation…
Twisp police chief to host community talk about gun ownership on April 27

Twisp police chief to host community talk about gun ownership on April 27

Twisp Police Chief Paul Budrow will host an informal community discussion about gun ownership, safety, applicable laws and appropriate training next Wednesday (April 27) at 6 p.m. at the Methow Valley Senior Center. Budrow said the meeting…
District gets an earful on weapons policies

District gets an earful on weapons policies

Methow Valley School District administrators continue to get fallout — and also praise — for their handling of an incident where a sixth-grader brought a pellet gun to school. Four parents attended the school board meeting on Wednesday …
Investigators wrapping up Twisp River Pub fire review

Investigators wrapping up Twisp River Pub fire review

Fire investigators were expected to wrap up their work early this week on the premises of the Twisp River Pub, which was extensively damaged by fire that has been determined to be arson. Twisp Police Chief Paul Budrow said Tuesday (March 15) that there appears to…
Investigation of Twisp River Pub fire continues; more evidence sought 

Investigation of Twisp River Pub fire continues; more evidence sought 

Investigators were continuing to look for evidence this week in connection with a fire at the Twisp River Pub that Twisp Police Chief Paul Budrow said was almost certainly arson. “I’m 90 percent sure it’s arson,” Budrow said Tuesday (March 8). “I’m going with the belief it is arson.” Budrow said he would begin interviews...