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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...
Information sought in hit-and-run bike death; cyclist injured in collision near Mazama

Information sought in hit-and-run bike death; cyclist injured in collision near Mazama

The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about the driver of a truck that struck and killed Gary Knowlton, a Brewster schoolteacher who was bicycling in Chelan on July 16. With assistance from the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office, the red truck believed to be involved in the hit-and-run incident was discovered the next day (July...
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...
County mulls moving juvenile detention to facility near Spokane

County mulls moving juvenile detention to facility near Spokane

The Okanogan County commissioners have begun an analysis of the county’s options for juvenile detention, sparking concern from county employees and the public over the prospect of sending juveniles to a facility near Spokane, some three hours away.
County commissioners seek input on juvenile-detention facility options

County commissioners seek input on juvenile-detention facility options

Keep local facility, or move it out of county? The Okanogan County commissioners are analyzing the costs of continuing to operate the county’s own juvenile-detention facility versus renting a facility in another county. Okanogan County currently operates its own juvenile-detention facility but state law allows a county to lease detention space, according to a legal...
Arson charge against Strickland dropped; Smith still facing trial

Arson charge against Strickland dropped; Smith still facing trial

By Ann McCreary
Arson charges against Keith Strickland, 61, of Twisp, who was accused of lighting a backfire during the Carlton Complex Fire, have been dismissed in Okanogan County Superior Court. Strickland, 61, had been charged with first-degree arson …
Memorial Day burglary at Tenderfoot results in three arrests

Memorial Day burglary at Tenderfoot results in three arrests

BY LAURELLE WALSH Winthrop Marshal Dave Dahlstrom was dispatched from his home at around 2 a.m. on May 27 for a burglary in progress at Winthrop’s landmark Tenderfoot general store. The only witness was Brian Tillman, bartender that night at Three Fingered Jack’s Saloon across the street. Tillman was locking the saloon’s front door at...