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Updated Westernization code ready for public review in Winthrop

Updated Westernization code ready for public review in Winthrop

A proposed thorough update of the Town of Winthrop’s Westernization Code is completed and ready for public review before adoption by the town council. The draft proposal will be discussed next Thursday (April 14) following the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce meeting in the Winthrop Barn, which begins at 8:30 a.m.
Winthrop ice rink: It's official, skating season is over

Winthrop ice rink: It’s official, skating season is over

After a final effort to salvage its season, The Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink (WISR) board of directors decided last week that the much-anticipated promise of manufactured ice will have to…
Winthrop, WSDOT plan ahead for Highway 20 repaving in 2017

Winthrop, WSDOT plan ahead for Highway 20 repaving in 2017

It’s more than a year away, but already the Town of Winthrop and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) are planning how to make a repaving project through the middle of town less disruptive. WSDOT will repave about two miles of the state highway, which carries traffic through the town and is known as Riverside...
Winthrop honors volunteer contributions

Winthrop honors volunteer contributions

The Town of Winthrop honored local citizens, businesses and organizations that made exemplary volunteer efforts in the community during the past year at an event on Nov. 10. Town Clerk Michelle Gaines said that this year’s list included many volunteers who helped out on the Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink project. Honorees who were not...
District 6 raising rates on Winthrop fire protection contract

District 6 raising rates on Winthrop fire protection contract

Okanogan County Fire District 6 is proposing a 7-percent increase in its fire protection contract with the Town of Winthrop for 2016. Winthrop is looking into annexing into the district and has formed a committee to develop a pre-annexation agreement, said Michelle Gaines, town clerk. Because annexation requires approval from voters in the district and...
Winthrop’s RiverWalk project will be reviewed at meeting

Winthrop’s RiverWalk project will be reviewed at meeting

The Town of Winthrop will host a public meeting on Monday (July 27) to discuss progress on design of the RiverWalk project, which is intended to create a linked system of recreational trails along the Chewuch and Methow rivers that includes the Susie Stephens Trail. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Winthrop Barn....
Community briefs: July 15, 2015

Community briefs: July 15, 2015

Help The Cove communicate The Cove is asking for the community’s help in updating its database so it can more effectively communicate with local residents, especially via email. Call 997-0227 or email thecovecares@gmail.com if you are willing to share your email address. The Cove is also asking for your names and phone numbers. All information...
Spring Creek Bridge modification draws criticism

Spring Creek Bridge modification draws criticism

Railings added on the south side approach to the Spring Creek Bridge in Winthrop have drawn critical comments from at least one town resident. But the town’s public works director said the railings were added at the recommendation of the contractor that built the bridge, and work isn’t completed on welds that …
Winthrop still soliciting bids for old police vehicles

Winthrop still soliciting bids for old police vehicles

The Town of Winthrop’s surplused fleet of worn-out police vehicles hasn’t drawn enough bidders, and the town will lower the minimum bids in an attempt to empty its used car lot. While the town recently sold a 2005 Ford Explorer (128,964 miles), it received no bids on a 2002 Dodge Durango (123,546 miles) that has...
Bluff Street work will hold up traffic in Winthrop much of May, June, July

Bluff Street work will hold up traffic in Winthrop much of May, June, July

After several years of anticipation by Winthrop residents, the Bluff Street construction project is scheduled to start on May 4. Wenatchee firm Hurst Construction was awarded the contract with the Town of Winthrop. Sixty working days in the construction contract puts the completion date on July 24, or earlier, according to Public Works Superintendent Rick...