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Winthrop still soliciting bids for old police vehicles

Winthrop still soliciting bids for old police vehicles

The Town of Winthrop’s surplused fleet of worn-out police vehicles hasn’t drawn enough bidders, and the town will lower the minimum bids in an attempt to empty its used car lot. While the town recently sold a 2005 Ford Explorer (128,964 miles), it received no bids on a 2002 Dodge Durango (123,546 miles) that has...
Bluff Street work will hold up traffic in Winthrop much of May, June, July

Bluff Street work will hold up traffic in Winthrop much of May, June, July

After several years of anticipation by Winthrop residents, the Bluff Street construction project is scheduled to start on May 4. Wenatchee firm Hurst Construction was awarded the contract with the Town of Winthrop. Sixty working days in the construction contract puts the completion date on July 24, or earlier, according to Public Works Superintendent Rick...
Winthrop will attempt to educate errant bicyclists

Winthrop will attempt to educate errant bicyclists

Some bicyclists will be cited, most will get a lecture on laws and safety By Don Nelson Spend any amount of time in Winthrop and you’ll hear the complaints about bicyclists. They don’t obey the laws, which require that they observe the same rules of the road as motorized vehicles. They blast through the four-way...
Highway 20 streetlights will be modified in Winthrop

Highway 20 streetlights will be modified in Winthrop

The Town of Winthrop has settled on a plan to modify streetlights on Highway 20 near the Winthrop Barn to reduce glare. Rick Karro, the town’s public works director, has been experimenting with modifications that …
Aero Methow buys parcel from Winthrop

Aero Methow buys parcel from Winthrop

The Town of Winthrop and Aero Methow Rescue Service are finally about to close a deal transferring ownership of town property on which Aero Methow now has an ambulance garage. Aero Methow will pay $130,000 for the 12,238-square-foot lot on Bluff Street, near the town shops. Various right-of-way, easement and technical details had to be...
Winthrop ready to put old police cars on the block — including the Trans Am

Winthrop ready to put old police cars on the block — including the Trans Am

By Don Nelson
The Town of Winthrop plans to sell its dilapidated fleet of former law enforcement vehicles — or at least most of them — as surplus equipment. That would include the “purple police car” — a 1977 Pontiac Trans Am DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) vehicle that …
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. 13. Certificates of appreciation were awarded to: • Individuals: Anne Acheson, Scott Alexander, Dave Allen, Ardis Bynum, Vicki Caldwell, Jill Calvert, Art Campbell, Hazel Culpsmith, Ruby Culpsmith, Curtis...
WSDOT still pondering where to put electronic sign in Winthrop

WSDOT still pondering where to put electronic sign in Winthrop

By Don Nelson
The “saga of the sign” continues in Winthrop, with more uncertainty about Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) plans to install a permanent electronic reader board at the town’s western border. WSDOT had earlier sought and received the Town Council’s go-ahead to install the electronic sign atop the wood-frame sign...
Resistance to electronic WSDOT sign persists in Winthrop

Resistance to electronic WSDOT sign persists in Winthrop

By Don Nelson
The Winthrop Town Council so far appears unwilling to reconsider a decision to allow the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to install an electronic sign at Winthrop’s western border, despite an appeal from the town’s Westernization Architectural …
Winthrop council OKs digital highway sign at town entrance

Winthrop council OKs digital highway sign at town entrance

By Don Nelson

Just how “western” can a flashing digital-readout warning sign be? Not even a little bit, say critics of a plan by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to install such a device on the wood-framed sign in Winthrop that sends …