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Frozen water lines still a problem for some Winthrop residents

Frozen water lines still a problem for some Winthrop residents

Relationships between the town of Winthrop and its residents whose water pipes are frozen didn’t thaw out much at last week’s Town Council meeting. Residents and business owners are still frustrated that their water service is disrupted — perhaps until spring. The town’s ability to help them is still limited by a combination of town ordinance, state law,...
Winthrop, Fire District 6 residents to decide annexation proposal on Feb. 14

Winthrop, Fire District 6 residents to decide annexation proposal on Feb. 14

Other than an increase in their total property tax bills beginning in 2018, Winthrop residents won’t see many changes in fire protection if they support a proposal on the Feb. 14 special election ballot that would annex the town into Okanogan County Fire District 6.
Frozen water lines getting an icy reception in Winthrop

Frozen water lines getting an icy reception in Winthrop

Frozen service lines have left at least a dozen homes and businesses in Winthrop without water since the recent sub-zero temperatures, but there is little the town can do to restore water service before the frozen ground begins to thaw. That’s cold comfort to residents who …
Winthrop Town Council signs off on multi-use trail through Rader Road area

Winthrop Town Council signs off on multi-use trail through Rader Road area

The Winthrop Town Council has endorsed the re-establishment of a non-motorized, multi-use trail extending west from Mack Lloyd Park to a point west of Rader Road, as proposed by the River Run Inn. Leia Hansen, representing the River Run Inn, sought the council’s agreement to allow the path to cross town property at a council meeting...
Winthrop council reluctantly extends contract for bridge underpass

Winthrop council reluctantly extends contract for bridge underpass

Resolution 2016-37, a simple agenda item that started out as “necessary paperwork” for design of a pedestrian underpass below the Chewuch River bridge in Winthrop, grew into an extended discussion at last week’s Winthrop Town Council meeting. Council members were vehemently unhappy with, but ultimately resigned to, unanticipated design requirements by the Washington State ...
New signs promote RV parking options

New signs promote RV parking options

Lookin’ for a place to park that big wagon, pardner? Not to worry. The Town of Winthrop has got ya covered. Winthrop will soon be replacing some plain blue road signs — directing RV drivers and people pulling big trailers to the spacious parking lot at the Winthrop Barn — with Westernized versions. The new signs include old-fashioned typography....
Winthrop nears finish line of town’s proposed Westernization code update

Winthrop nears finish line of town’s proposed Westernization code update

Winthrop business owners packed a Town Council meeting last week to express support for the town’s westernization code, which is in the process of being rewritten. In fact, the ordinance been under revision for almost two years, but appears to be nearing completion.
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 …