Today is Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017

Posts tagged "Twisp Police Department"
New Twisp police officer has deep local roots

New Twisp police officer has deep local roots

Twisp’s newly hired police officer, Stephen Purtell, says he’s happy to be back home in the Methow Valley. Purtell, 29, lived in the valley from the age of 4 and graduated from the alternative high school in 2006. He has joined the Twisp Police Department as its third officer, and anticipates attending Law Enforcement Academy in...
New Twisp ordinance cracks down on unwelcome dog doo deposits

New Twisp ordinance cracks down on unwelcome dog doo deposits

Pet owners in Twisp who permit their pooches to poop on other peoples’ property do so at their peril. A new ordinance approved by the Twisp Town Council last week places penalties on dog owners whose canines defecate on property
ATV issue rolls back onto streets of Winthrop

ATV issue rolls back onto streets of Winthrop

Okanogan County Commissioner Jim DeTro’s recent recreational all-terrain vehicle trip from Conconully to Winthrop with a bunch of friends has sparked renewed debate over how the town of Winthrop views ATVs. Although apparently in violation of the town’s…
Five entry-level applicants for Twisp’s officer opening

Five entry-level applicants for Twisp’s officer opening

The Town of Twisp has received applications from five candidates for an entry-level police officer position in the Twisp Police Department. Each candidate has passed written and physical testing and indicated they want to work in Twisp, said Civil Service Commission secretary Jackie Moriarty.
Pub fire investigation, insurance settlement in waiting mode

Pub fire investigation, insurance settlement in waiting mode

Twisp River Pub owner Aaron Studen said he is in waiting mode while his insurance company completes its fire investigation and obtains bids for reconstruction of the pub, which was severely damaged by an arson fire on Feb. 29. “It works at a snail’s pace,” Studen said this week. The insurance company, Mutual of Enumclaw,...
Preparing for the worst

Preparing for the worst

After three days of heavy rain from spring storms, the Methow Valley is experiencing widespread and severe flooding. Mudslides are reported throughout the valley, blocking more than a dozen roads near steep drainages with mud, debris and water. The valley is …
Editorials: March 23, 2016

Editorials: March 23, 2016

Take a deep breath The rapid development of a marijuana industry in Washington state has created both opportunities and problems. Marketplace forces and entrepreneurial energy pretty much guaranteed that the businesses of growing, processing, distributing and selling marijuana would evolve quickly along traditional capitalistic lines: round up financing, make something the public wants, sell it...
Investigation of Twisp River Pub fire continues; more evidence sought 

Investigation of Twisp River Pub fire continues; more evidence sought 

Investigators were continuing to look for evidence this week in connection with a fire at the Twisp River Pub that Twisp Police Chief Paul Budrow said was almost certainly arson. “I’m 90 percent sure it’s arson,” Budrow said Tuesday (March 8). “I’m going with the belief it is arson.” Budrow said he would begin interviews...
Landline phone service only working for local calls in Methow Valley

Landline phone service only working for local calls in Methow Valley

People in the Methow Valley can make phone calls on landlines only to other landlines in the Methow Valley and can also only get incoming calls from other landlines in the valley. Because the outage affects long-distance calls, it means people cannot call 911 …
Sifting through  the ashes

Sifting through the ashes

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has been asked to assist in the investigation of a fire that caused extensive damage to the Twisp River Pub early Monday morning (Feb. 29). Brian Brett, a fire investigator from Douglas County, conducted…