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Twisp Town Council awards contract for new public works shop

Twisp Town Council awards contract for new public works shop

The Twisp Town Council has accepted a bid of $800,000 for construction of a new public works shop on Cottonwood Street to replace the existing shop at Town Hall. It was the second round of bidding on the shop project. Original bids came in higher than expected. The second-round winning bid by Halme Builders of...
Twisp leaders ask: When is it simply none of our business?

Twisp leaders ask: When is it simply none of our business?

Local elected boards and councils are increasingly being asked, on behalf of their constituents, to endorse certain causes, urge other government entities or officials to action, or oppose an expected action. But should such advocacy, especially when it is politically tinged, be the role of groups like the Twisp and Winthrop town councils, or similar elected...
Twisp looks for new public works director after Denham resigns

Twisp looks for new public works director after Denham resigns

The Town of Twisp is advertising for a new public works director to replace Andrew Denham, who resigned from the job effective Jan. 31. Denham, who lives with his wife in Conconully, said the hour-plus commute to his work in Twisp had become too difficult, particularly in …
Twisp on alert for possible ice dams blocking river as temps fall

Twisp on alert for possible ice dams blocking river as temps fall

Andrew Denham, Twisp’s public works director, was keeping a close watch early this week on ice that has built up on the Twisp River, hoping to avoid a repeat of last year’s ice dams that that threatened to flood parts of Twisp. The recent prolonged spell of frigid temperatures has produced thick ice on sections of...
Big slate of public works projects in Twisp this year

Big slate of public works projects in Twisp this year

Twisp residents can expect to see lots of construction in town in 2017, including street and sidewalk improvement work and water line replacement projects. Among the work expected next year is a street and sidewalk improvement project that will include …
Josh Thomson appointed to fill Twisp Town Council vacancy

Josh Thomson appointed to fill Twisp Town Council vacancy

Josh Thomson, a civil engineer who works for Okanogan County Public Works, was appointed last week by the Twisp Town Council to fill the vacant council seat previously held by Bob Lloyd. In naming him to the board, council members said they welcomed Thomson’s background in civil engineering, transportation, public works and budgeting.
Twisp adopts 2017 budget with slight increase in spending

Twisp adopts 2017 budget with slight increase in spending

The Town of Twisp has adopted a budget for 2017 that is just slightly higher than this year’s budget. Although the town’s spending will remain almost unchanged, Twisp anticipates next year to be a big year for infrastructure improvements, funded primarily through state and federal grants.
Twisp seeks applicants for vacant council seat

Twisp seeks applicants for vacant council seat

Twisp is seeking applicants to fill an unexpired seat on the Town Council that was previously held by Bob Lloyd, who resigned from the board in September. There is one year left in the four-year term, which will be filled by council appointment. The appointed council member would be required to run for election to...
Twisp proposes recreation projects at town park

Twisp proposes recreation projects at town park

The Town of Twisp is considering building a single tennis court next to the swimming pool and basketball court, and extending an existing trail. The projects are in the Twisp Town Park. If the extension is approved, the trail would run south along the Methow River and then west to Methow Street, a total of...
Residents get a look at plans for Twisp’s downtown

Residents get a look at plans for Twisp’s downtown

Local residents got a close-up look at plans for two major projects in Twisp — revitalizing the downtown core to attract more visitors; and replacing the cramped, worn-out town hall with a new civic building — during …