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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....
Community briefs: July 15, 2015

Community briefs: July 15, 2015

Help The Cove communicate The Cove is asking for the community’s help in updating its database so it can more effectively communicate with local residents, especially via email. Call 997-0227 or email thecovecares@gmail.com if you are willing to share your email address. The Cove is also asking for your names and phone numbers. All information...
Spring Creek Bridge modification draws criticism

Spring Creek Bridge modification draws criticism

Railings added on the south side approach to the Spring Creek Bridge in Winthrop have drawn critical comments from at least one town resident. But the town’s public works director said the railings were added at the recommendation of the contractor that built the bridge, and work isn’t completed on welds that …
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...