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Winthrop, WSDOT plan ahead for Highway 20 repaving in 2017

Winthrop, WSDOT plan ahead for Highway 20 repaving in 2017

It’s more than a year away, but already the Town of Winthrop and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) are planning how to make a repaving project through the middle of town less disruptive. WSDOT will repave about two miles of the state highway, which carries traffic through the town and is known as Riverside...
Winthrop council approves Westernization violation fine

Winthrop council approves Westernization violation fine

After waiting more than five months for a popular downtown business to comply with a requirement in the town’s Westernization code, the Winthrop Town Council decided at its meeting last week to impose a civil fine if the violation isn’t corrected by Jan. 31.
Lester urges more consistent enforcement of Westernization code

Lester urges more consistent enforcement of Westernization code

Supporter cites what he says are violations in Winthrop By Don Nelson One of Westernization’s earliest and still most-ardent supporters told the Town Council last week that Winthrop is too slipshod in enforcing downtown’s theme-based building appearance code. John Lester, whose family has been doing business in Winthrop for decades including ownership of the White...
Winthrop council hears about Westernization code update’s goals

Winthrop council hears about Westernization code update’s goals

The Winthrop Town Council got an update last week on the Westernization Architectural Committee’s (WAC) progress toward revising the codes that govern Winthrop’s authentic western look and feel. Lynette Westendorf, a WAC member, told the council members she thought it was a good time to bring them up to date because …
A walk down Winthrop’s historic Riverside Avenue

A walk down Winthrop’s historic Riverside Avenue

It was part history lesson, part reminiscence and part proselytizing on Thursday (April 9) when John Lester and Larry Higbee talked about the early days of Winthrop’s Westernization in front of a full house at the Winthrop Barn.
Winthrop council declines to fine inn for Westernization violations

Winthrop council declines to fine inn for Westernization violations

File photo by Laurelle Walsh</p> The Abbycreek Inn’s new sign replaced a non-complying sign, but was erected before it was approved. By Don Nelson Faced with choosing between the letter and the spirit of the law, the Winthrop Town Council opted for the latter at last week’s meeting when it declined to fine Abbycreek Inn...
Community briefs: May 8, 2015

Community briefs: May 8, 2015

Westernization revisited John Lester and Larry Higbee were there at the beginning, when Winthrop adopted its Westernization theme more than 40 years ago. Learn how it all came about at a free community meeting on Thursday (April 9) at the Winthrop Barn. Refreshments will be available at 6 p.m., and the presentation begins at 6:30...
Community briefs: April 1, 2015

Community briefs: April 1, 2015

Egg hunt at Pearrygin Make sure you get to Pearrygin Lake State Park’s main campground before noon on Saturday (April 4), because that’s when the Twisp Valley Grange’s annual Easter egg hunt starts — and they don’t wait for dawdlers. The event is free, and no Discover Pass is needed to park. After the egg...
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...
Winthrop restaurant in compliance after paying fine, getting approval

Winthrop restaurant in compliance after paying fine, getting approval

By Laurelle Walsh

East 20 Pizza is now in compliance with Winthrop’s Westernization code, according to Westernization Architectural Committee (WAC) administrator Cindy Hicks.