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Discussion of proposed Westernization code update draws an attentive crowd in Winthrop

Discussion of proposed Westernization code update draws an attentive crowd in Winthrop

A proposed update of Winthrop’s Westernization code got its first meaningful public airing Monday night (May 9), and faced some sharp questioning by many of the 20 or so people who attended. Members of the Westernization Design Review Board, the volunteer group …
Updated Westernization code ready for public review in Winthrop

Updated Westernization code ready for public review in Winthrop

A proposed thorough update of the Town of Winthrop’s Westernization Code is completed and ready for public review before adoption by the town council. The draft proposal will be discussed next Thursday (April 14) following the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce meeting in the Winthrop Barn, which begins at 8:30 a.m.
Winthrop Town Council puts its foot down about hoof prints meandering through crosswalks

Winthrop Town Council puts its foot down about hoof prints meandering through crosswalks

Pedestrians won’t be following hoof prints through the crosswalks at the four-way stop in downtown Winthrop, the town council affirmed at its meeting last week. The discussion at Wednesday’s meeting was a follow-up to an agenda item …
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

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 for violating the town’s Westernization code. The town’s Westernization Architectural Committee (WAC) had recommended that the town assess a civil penalty...
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...