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Winthrop council raises questions about ice rink lighting

Winthrop council raises questions about ice rink lighting

By Don Nelson
The Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink’s board president assured the Winthrop Town Council last week that the rink’s operators are determined to find solutions in response to complaints about “light pollution” from the outdoor facility. Jill Calvert, representing the Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink (WISR) board, a...
Town explores options to reduce ‘light pollution’ at Winthrop rink

Town explores options to reduce ‘light pollution’ at Winthrop rink

By Ann McCreary
In response to concerns expressed by a local resident about “light pollution” from the Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink (WISR), Winthrop town officials will…
Winthrop considers zoning amendment for retail marijuana

Winthrop considers zoning amendment for retail marijuana

By Laurelle Walsh
The Winthrop Town Council has directed the town’s Planning Commission to consider a zoning code amendment which would allow a retail marijuana…
Co-op to begin installing new lighting to protect ‘dark sky’

Co-op to begin installing new lighting to protect ‘dark sky’

File photo by Sue Misao   BY ANN McCREARY To protect natural nighttime darkness in the Methow Valley and save energy costs, the Okanogan County Electric Cooperative will replace about 100 street and yard lights with new fixtures that direct light down toward the ground. The street and yard lights, owned by the co-op, will...