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News of Record: Dec. 30, 2015

News of Record: Dec. 30, 2015

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office Dec. 17 SEARCH AND RESCUE: Two people required search-and-rescue assistance on McClure Mountain. Dec. 18 ACCIDENT: A non-injury accident was reported on Highway 20, Winthrop. Dec. 19 ACCIDENT: A non-injury accident was reported on Castle Avenue, Winthrop. DOMESTIC DISPUTE: A domestic dispute was reported on Gold Creek Road, Carlton. Dec. 20...
Editorials: Dec. 23, 2015

Editorials: Dec. 23, 2015

Healthy outlook It’s been a good year for sustainable health care access in the Methow Valley. Family Health Centers took over Methow Valley Family Practice in Twisp earlier this year, and also opened a dental clinic in Twisp. Last week, it was announced that Confluence Health of Wenatchee will partner with the Country Clinic in...
Suspects charged in Winthrop marijuana heist

Suspects charged in Winthrop marijuana heist

One Twisp resident remained in jail and another was released on bail after being arrested for allegedly stealing about 60 pounds of marijuana from a licensed growing operation on Horizon Flats Road in Winthrop. A third suspect is being sought in the pot heist, which occurred Dec. 10 at the Methow Valley Nursery, which grows...
Winthrop’s oversight of police department questioned

Winthrop’s oversight of police department questioned

A longtime Winthrop business owner told Town Council members last week that he was concerned about what he described as a “yo-yo effect” in employment in the town marshal’s office. “I shake my head every time I see someone come and go,” said Bart Bradshaw, owner of Pardner’s Mini Market and Bart Bradshaw CPA. Bradshaw said...
News of Record: Dec. 16, 2015

News of Record: Dec. 16, 2015

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office Dec. 7 UTILITY PROBLEM: A tree fell on a power line on Twisp-Carlton Road. DISABLED VEHICLE: A school bus was reported to be blocking the road at Bear Creek Road and Davis Lake Road; a tow truck was summoned. THEFT: Mail was reported stolen from a location on Highway 20, Twisp....
Bajema’s resignation leaves Winthrop without police force

Bajema’s resignation leaves Winthrop without police force

The Winthrop Marshal’s Office, which had a full complement of three full-time officers at the beginning of the year, will end 2015 with none. Acting Marshal Ken Bajema, the sole remaining officer on the Winthrop force, recently sent a letter of resignation to the town, effective Dec. 22.
Winthrop’s police officers deserve more support, less micromanaging

Winthrop’s police officers deserve more support, less micromanaging

By Ken Bajema It is a difficult time to be a police officer. As I write this, 116 officers have been killed in the line of duty this year, six of them in Washington state. Many more are injured in physical confrontations. Social media has painted officers in a poor light, which has increased police...
News of Record: Dec. 2, 2015

News of Record: Dec. 2, 2015

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office Nov. 23 ASSAULT: Caller on Libby Creek Road, Carlton, reported an assault. A person was taken into custody. Nov. 24 HARASSMENT: Caller on Ross Road, Twisp, reported that man kept calling to make threats. Nov. 25 CIVIL MATTER: Caller on Libby Creek Road, Carlton, asked for assistance related to a protective...
News of Record: November 18, 2015

News of Record: November 18, 2015

Okanogan County Sheriff Nov. 9 CITIZEN DISPUTE: Caller on Wolf Creek Road, Winthrop, reported that a highly intoxicated man came to their house and was yelling. STRAY ANIMAL: Caller on Twisp-Winthrop Eastside Road reported about half-a-dozen cows in the roadway. Nov. 10 ILLEGAL BURNING: Caller on Highway 20, Twisp, reported that a large burn was...
Winthrop council backs Marshal’s Office reorganization plan

Winthrop council backs Marshal’s Office reorganization plan

Personnel issues, including a proposal to reduce the number of full-time Winthrop police officers from three to two, dominated the Town Council’s 2016 budget discussions at its meeting last week. A recommendation to shift priorities and responsibilities within the Winthrop Marshal’s Office, proposed by acting…