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Winthrop finally OKs police services contract with Twisp

Winthrop finally OKs police services contract with Twisp

By the narrowest of margins, the Winthrop Town Council agreed last week to a contract under which the Town of Twisp will temporarily provide police services in Winthrop. Because the contract bounced back and forth between Winthrop and Twisp town councils for review and approval over …
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.
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...
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 …