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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...
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…
Winthrop decides against merger of police departments — for now

Winthrop decides against merger of police departments — for now

Winthrop and Twisp won’t be combining their law enforcement efforts in the near future, but the idea is likely to hang around as long as the two small towns have police departments. Some members of the Winthrop Town Council said as much last …
Expanded hours OKed for Fresh Greens marijuana store in Winthrop

Expanded hours OKed for Fresh Greens marijuana store in Winthrop

The Winthrop Town Council has approved a request by Austin Lott, owner of the Fresh Greens retail marijuana store in the Horizon Flats area, to amend the conditional use permit which allowed his business to open last year. In his application to the town, Lott …
Winthrop council approves fire service agreement; sets hearing date for comprehensive plan update

Winthrop council approves fire service agreement; sets hearing date for comprehensive plan update

The Town of Winthrop has extended its agreement with Okanogan County Fire District 6 to provide fire protection. At its meeting last week, the town council approved a one-year contract for $47,080. The contract amount had been $44,000 a year since 2012.
Winthrop to review proposal for merged police departments

Winthrop to review proposal for merged police departments

The Town of Twisp has developed a proposal for merging its police department with the Winthrop Marshal’s Office, an idea that the towns have contemplated in the past. Twisp’s proposal will be discussed at the Winthrop Town Council meeting on Wednesday (Oct. 21), which begins at 7 p.m. in the Hen House room of the Winthrop...
River safety sign to go in at Winthrop park

River safety sign to go in at Winthrop park

The Winthrop Town Council has approved a proposal by Methow Salmon Recovery Foundation to erect a public information sign near the Methow River access area behind the Winthrop Barn. Chris Johnson, president of Methow Salmon Recovery Foundation (MSRF), presented council members at the Sept. 16 meeting with a proposal to build a covered structure that would...
Fresh Greens owner asks to extend operating hours

Fresh Greens owner asks to extend operating hours

The Winthrop Town Council will hold a public hearing next Wednesday (Sept. 16) on a request by Austin Lott, owner of the Fresh Greens retail marijuana store in the Horizon Flats area, to amend the conditional use permit which allowed his business to open last year. In his application to the town, Lott said he...
Winthrop council discusses fireworks, fire protection

Winthrop council discusses fireworks, fire protection

Fireworks, fire protection and police coverage were among the topics discussed at the July 1 meeting of the Winthrop Town Council. During public comments, Winthrop Marketing Director Kristen Smith strongly …
Winthrop adopts six-year street improvement plan

Winthrop adopts six-year street improvement plan

The Winthrop Town Council adopted the town’s six-year transportation improvement plan — a list of funded projects, hoped-for projects and dreamed-of projects to improve Winthrop’s streets — at its meeting last week.