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Winthrop approves police services contract with Twisp

Winthrop approves police services contract with Twisp

The Town of Winthrop has agreed to a three-month contract under which the Twisp Police Department will provide temporary law enforcement coverage in Winthrop. The Winthrop Town Council approved the agreement at its meeting last week.
Winthrop council again hears about speeding concerns on Hwy 20

Winthrop council again hears about speeding concerns on Hwy 20

A Winthrop business owner has renewed her plea that the Town Council enforce speed limits on Highway 20 within the town limits because speeding motorists continue to create dangerous conditions for pedestrians, bicyclists and other drivers.
Twisp proposes contract to provide Winthrop patrols

Twisp proposes contract to provide Winthrop patrols

The Town of Twisp would provide basic police patrol services to Winthrop, which currently has no police officers, for up to three months under a contract that is being drafted. Under the proposed contract, Winthrop would pay $17,000 per month to Twisp to share a …
Winthrop looks to Twisp for interim policing

Winthrop looks to Twisp for interim policing

The Town of Winthrop is pursuing an agreement under which the Twisp Police Department will temporarily provide law enforcement services while Winthrop is again without any police officers of its own. Winthrop Marshal Hal Henning was fired by Mayor Anne Acheson on Feb. 22, after Henning submitted a formal complaint against the mayor to the town...
Familiar concerns raised in review of Winthrop’s Westernization code update

Familiar concerns raised in review of Winthrop’s Westernization code update

A few issues persist as the Winthrop Town Council moves toward a public hearing, and eventual adoption, of revisions to the town’s Westernization code. At last week’s Town Council meeting, council members reviewed details of the most recent changes to the proposed revision, and audience members reiterated a couple of familiar themes: authenticity and enforcement.
DeHart announces he’ll run for Winthrop mayor’s position

DeHart announces he’ll run for Winthrop mayor’s position

Winthrop Town Council member Bob DeHart announced last week that he will run for mayor in the November general election. DeHart said his decision to run was partially, but not entirely, in reaction to recent concerns raised about the firing of Marshal Hal Henning by Mayor Anne Acheson.
Twisp leaders ask: When is it simply none of our business?

Twisp leaders ask: When is it simply none of our business?

Local elected boards and councils are increasingly being asked, on behalf of their constituents, to endorse certain causes, urge other government entities or officials to action, or oppose an expected action. But should such advocacy, especially when it is politically tinged, be the role of groups like the Twisp and Winthrop town councils, or similar elected...
Gaile Bryant-Cannon resigns from Winthrop Town Council

Gaile Bryant-Cannon resigns from Winthrop Town Council

Gaile Bryant-Cannon, the longest-serving member of the Winthrop Town Council, said at last week’s council meeting that she is resigning as of April 1. Bryant-Cannon, 75, cited health concerns as the main reason for her resignation. “I’ve spent a third of my life …
Wide range of factors are related to marshal’s firing and aftermath

Wide range of factors are related to marshal’s firing and aftermath

By Anne Acheson I ran for Winthrop Town Council position 5 after serving several years on the planning commission because I wanted to have a voice in a broader range of issues facing the Town of Winthrop. When I was elected in November 2015 I never had any intention of serving as mayor. In September...
State grant will help Winthrop improve downtown traffic circulation

State grant will help Winthrop improve downtown traffic circulation

By Don Nelson The Town of Winthrop will use a one-time $250,000 grant from the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board to help complete several projects and plan for others that will improve vehicle, bike and pedestrian movement in the town. The Complete Streets program is designed to help towns “retrofit” their existing transportation corridors to...