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Winthrop Town Council supports Methow Headwaters Campaign

Winthrop Town Council supports Methow Headwaters Campaign

Winthrop has joined Twisp in supporting efforts of the Methow Headwaters Campaign to limit large-scale mining in 340,000-plus acres of U.S. Forest Service land north of Mazama. At its meeting last week, the …
Winthrop residents will vote on annexation to Okanogan Fire District 6

Winthrop residents will vote on annexation to Okanogan Fire District 6

Residents of Winthrop and Okanogan County Fire District 6 will vote on whether to annex the town into the district at a special election on Feb. 14, 2017. The Winthrop Town Council approved a pre-annexation agreement at its meeting last week …
State audit finds Winthrop is in compliance without GAAP

State audit finds Winthrop is in compliance without GAAP

The Washington State Auditor’s Office recently released an audit report for the Town of Winthrop, covering calendar year 2015, which includes an “adverse opinion” on how the town handles its books — but it doesn’t mean the town is doing anything wrong. The report concluded that …
Winthrop Town Hall will get a structural inspection

Winthrop Town Hall will get a structural inspection

After the Winthrop Town Hall basement flooded for the second time in two years last July, the town has decided the old building needs a structural inspection to help determine what repairs it might need. At its meeting last week, the council approved a contract with design and engineering consultants …
Winthrop puts an end to ‘Christmas at the End of the Road’ (the name, not the event)

Winthrop puts an end to ‘Christmas at the End of the Road’ (the name, not the event)

The annual Winthrop celebration that for years has been known as “Christmas at the End of the Road” will have a new name and a bright new look this year. At last week’s meeting of the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the event the weekend after Thanksgiving …
Winthrop’s departing mayor looks back at ‘fantastic journey’

Winthrop’s departing mayor looks back at ‘fantastic journey’

In nearly 40 years as a Winthrop resident, including two stints as mayor and one term as a town council member, Sue Langdalen has witnessed a lot of change — most of it for the positive, she says. In an interview this week, Langdalen reflected on her private and public life in Winthrop as she and her …...
New Winthrop park to have public dedication in October

New Winthrop park to have public dedication in October

Confluence Park, the new public space under construction on Riverside Avenue in downtown Winthrop, will be formally dedicated at a public ceremony on Oct. 8. Jim Pigott — who along with his wife, Gaye, is privately financing construction of …
Winthrop writes off $49,000 in old, unpaid traffic tickets

Winthrop writes off $49,000 in old, unpaid traffic tickets

Winthrop won’t try to collect on old unpaid traffic tickets dating back to 1993 that are considered “uncollectable,” the Town Council has decided. The council decided last week to write off almost $49,000 of unpaid fines owed the town, many of which are more than 10 years old and have therefore passed the statute of limitations...
Winthrop crosswalk plan more than a pedestrian issue

Winthrop crosswalk plan more than a pedestrian issue

Plans for new accessible pedestrian ramps at each corner of the four-way stop in Winthrop drew criticism, concern and some support when state transportation officials presented their ideas to the community last week. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) held a public open house prior to the Winthrop Council’s Aug. 17 meeting to let community...
Winthrop business owners ask for review of crosswalk plan

Winthrop business owners ask for review of crosswalk plan

Downtown business owners are asking the Winthrop Town Council to revisit a Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) plan for revising crosswalks and pedestrian approaches at the four-way stop on Riverside Avenue. The planned revisions are part of a WSDOT project to repave about 2 miles of state Highway 20 — known as Riverside Avenue in downtown Winthrop — in...