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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…
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 …
WSDOT scales back pedestrian ramps at Winthrop’s four-way stop

WSDOT scales back pedestrian ramps at Winthrop’s four-way stop

The “bulbs” are gone from revised designs for pedestrian ramps at each corner of the four-way stop in downtown Winthrop, after town officials asked the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to reconsider its original plans. At last week’s Winthrop Town Council …
Winthrop writes off $49,000 in old, unpaid traffic tickets

Winthrop writes off $49,000 in old, unpaid traffic tickets

Winthrop won’t try to collect on old unpaid traffic tickets dating back to 1993 that are considered “uncollectable,” the Town Council has decided. The council decided last week to write off almost $49,000 of unpaid fines owed the town, many of which are more than 10 years old and have therefore passed the statute of limitations...
Winthrop crosswalk plan more than a pedestrian issue

Winthrop crosswalk plan more than a pedestrian issue

Plans for new accessible pedestrian ramps at each corner of the four-way stop in Winthrop drew criticism, concern and some support when state transportation officials presented their ideas to the community last week. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) held a public open house prior to the Winthrop Council’s Aug. 17 meeting to let community...
Winthrop agrees to salary increases for police officers

Winthrop agrees to salary increases for police officers

The Winthrop Town Council has agreed to pay raises for the town’s marshal and deputies to help recruit better candidates for its police positions. At last week’s meeting, the council adopted a revised pay schedule proposed by Marshal Hal Henning. The salary figures in the proposal approved last week were less than those in an earlier...
Town Council appoints Acheson to fill mayor’s position in Winthrop

Town Council appoints Acheson to fill mayor’s position in Winthrop

Winthrop Town Council member Anne Acheson has been appointed to fill the position of mayor, replacing Sue Langdalen. Langdalen announced recently that she and her husband, Jim, are moving out of the community. Her resignation is effective Sept. 1. At last week’s council meeting, council member …
Langdalen announces resignation

Langdalen announces resignation

Winthrop Mayor Sue Langdalen announced last week that she will be resigning from her position as of Sept. 1 because she and her husband, Jim, are moving out of the Methow Valley. Langdalen ran unopposed in 2013 to fill the mayoral post. This is her second round in the mayor’s chair; her first term was...
Winthrop hires a new marshal, at last

Winthrop hires a new marshal, at last

The Town of Winthrop is about to again have a police force — although still not fully staffed. Mayor Sue Langdalen announced at last week’s council meeting that the town has hired Hal Henning, the police chief in Seldovia, Alaska, to …
Address problem delays Winthrop Town Council member’s swearing-in

Address problem delays Winthrop Town Council member’s swearing-in

Newly appointed Winthrop Town Council member Kellen Northcott will have to wait a few weeks to be sworn into office because technically he is not a resident of the town. Northcott told the council last week that when he moved back to the Methow Valley, as a practical matter he listed his parents’ address in Twisp...