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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...
Traffic safety tops Winthrop council discussion

Traffic safety tops Winthrop council discussion

After a busy Fourth of July weekend, traffic and safety were once again major topics of conversation at the Winthrop Town Council meeting last week. Hal Henning, recently hired as town marshal, talked to the council about several traffic-related and policing issues, most of them familiar to council members and residents alike.
Motorists may have to mosey through Winthrop

Motorists may have to mosey through Winthrop

Thirty-five miles an hour could go the way of the horse and buggy in Winthrop, where some residents and town council members support lowering the municipal speed limit to slow motorists down. The idea of reducing the speed limit to 25 miles per hour throughout Winthrop drew strong support at last week’s council meeting.
Discussion of proposed Westernization code update draws an attentive crowd in Winthrop

Discussion of proposed Westernization code update draws an attentive crowd in Winthrop

A proposed update of Winthrop’s Westernization code got its first meaningful public airing Monday night (May 9), and faced some sharp questioning by many of the 20 or so people who attended. Members of the Westernization Design Review Board, the volunteer group …
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....