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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...
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.