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It’s still ‘Christmas at the End of the Road’ in 2016, Winthrop Chamber of Commerce says

It’s still ‘Christmas at the End of the Road’ in 2016, Winthrop Chamber of Commerce says

Winthrop’s annual post-Thanksgiving seasonal celebration, “Christmas at the End of the Road,” will continue to be called that for at least another year. David Gottula, president of the event’s sponsoring organization, the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce, said this week that a proposal to change the event’s name will be considered by the chamber board and members,...
WSDOT to Winthrop: lower speed limits won’t work without more enforcement

WSDOT to Winthrop: lower speed limits won’t work without more enforcement

Reducing the speed limit on parts of Highway 20 through Winthrop won’t necessarily slow drivers down without increased enforcement, a Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) representative told the Town Council last week. The town had earlier asked WSDOT to consider …
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...
Chambers working on business growth initiatives for Methow Valley

Chambers working on business growth initiatives for Methow Valley

Public meetings next week will seek ideas on economic development By Marcy Stamper The Twisp and Winthrop chambers of commerce are teaming up to gather ideas — from residents and business owners — for economic development in the Methow Valley. They have also been conducting their own research into what employers and employees need to create a healthy local...
News briefs: April 22, 2015

News briefs: April 22, 2015

Property taxes due next week Okanogan County property tax payments and irrigation assessments are due to the county treasurer this month, and must be postmarked by April 30. Taxpayers paying in two installments must pay the first half by April 30 and the second half by Oct. 31. Payments can be made in person or...
The return of winter

The return of winter

By Don Nelson
Kristen Smith was able to offer a first-hand, up-to-date account of how the Methow Valley’s winter recreation season is going when a reporter caught up with her on Monday (Jan. 5). She was out cross country skiing, encountering other skiers …
Chambers host fire-recovery meeting for valley businesses

Chambers host fire-recovery meeting for valley businesses

The chambers of commerce for Winthrop and Twisp invite all businesses in the Methow Valley to a meeting on Thursday (Sept. 11) from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. at the Winthrop Barn to discuss recovery from the summer’s fires. The meeting will include an overview of efforts to re-build tourism, an update on the valley’s long-term recovery organization,...
Local groups begin making plans for long-term recovery

Local groups begin making plans for long-term recovery

By Marcy Stamper
Although hundreds of people are still literally digging out from the devastation of the wildfire—and firefighters still working to control it—a network of individuals and organizations has begun building a network for longer-term recovery. Some 40 people from local social-service agencies, …
Valley touts ‘open for business’ message to help convince tourists to come back

Valley touts ‘open for business’ message to help convince tourists to come back

By Don Nelson
Above the roar of flames and crack of lightning strikes, the Methow Valley continues to get its message out: We are open for business and ready for visitors. But the toll on seasonal income for the valley’s tourism-dependent economy is mounting as fires, power outages and road closures continue to discourage...
Community briefs: July 2, 2014

Community briefs: July 2, 2014

This week: Garlic harvest, wine festival, farm camp, food preservation, wildfire readiness, bowl painting, exchange students, women outdoors, planned giving and naturalization info.