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Winthrop council holds off on proposed solar array at town’s well pump house

Winthrop council holds off on proposed solar array at town’s well pump house

An energy consulting company that is exploring ways the Town of Winthrop can save money inadvertently strayed into a local controversy when it recommended that the town consider a large solar panel array to power its well pump on Twin Lakes Road. “Its an interesting idea,” Mayor Sally Ranzau said at last week’s Town Council meeting....
Resignations decimate Winthrop’s Westernization Design Review Board

Resignations decimate Winthrop’s Westernization Design Review Board

And then there was one. A spate of recent resignations from Winthrop’s Westernization Design Review Board (WDRB), the appointed advisory group that administers the town’s Westernization ordinance, has left the board with but one member. That means …
Winthrop Town Council adopts updated parks and recreation plan

Winthrop Town Council adopts updated parks and recreation plan

The Winthrop Town Council has approved a six-year plan for the town’s parks and recreation facilities, in time to qualify for state Recreation Conservation Office (RCO) grants to support specific projects. RCO grants have been instrumental in such projects as the Winthrop Rink and the Susie Stephens Trail.
Winthrop urged to become ‘Fire-Adapted’

Winthrop urged to become ‘Fire-Adapted’

When it comes to wildfires, Winthrop has dodged the bullet so far, but a local resident is suggesting that town leaders do more to prepare for a time when the town may not be so fortunate. “We’ve been really lucky in our community,” Winthrop resident …
Winthrop Town Council scans the horizon, sees challenges

Winthrop Town Council scans the horizon, sees challenges

The Winthrop Town Council is intent on finishing some things even as it looks forward to starting some new things. At a workshop last week, council members said they would like to see more progress on some of the town’s biggest projects, such as the Susie Stephens Trail and the Riverwalk.
Barn Association proposes new 5-year operating agreement with town

Barn Association proposes new 5-year operating agreement with town

The Winthrop Auditorium Association’s board of directors has proposed a new five-year agreement to continue operating the popular Red Barn for the Town of Winthrop. The town owns the Barn building, but the association handles…
Town Council sees preliminary plans for ‘Winthrop in Motion’

Town Council sees preliminary plans for ‘Winthrop in Motion’

From broad strokes to intricate details, the “Winthrop In Motion” plan for more-efficient pedestrian, bicycle and motorized traffic through the town is sure to generate discussion if not debate. And that is the intent of both town planners and the consultants hired to develop the complex proposal.
Winthrop Town Council to schedule planning workshop

Winthrop Town Council to schedule planning workshop

Winthrop’s relatively inexperienced Town Council will schedule a planning workshop to discuss goals and priorities, and to get more familiar with each other, sometime in the next few weeks. The workshop, which will be open to the public, was suggested by council member Ben Nelson — who has the longest tenure on the group, having...
Town council member urges Winthrop Barn improvements

Town council member urges Winthrop Barn improvements

The Winthrop Barn, the community’s iconic all-purpose meeting place, could use a little love. That was the parting message of Winthrop Town Council member Mike Strulic at last week’s town council meeting, one of the last he will attend after choosing not to run for re-election. Strulic urged the council to devote …
Election roundup: Marchbank, Ranzau, Vanderhalf are winners

Election roundup: Marchbank, Ranzau, Vanderhalf are winners

With the final round of ballot counting for the Nov. 7 general election concluding on Tuesday (Nov. 14), Sally Ranzau has been elected mayor in Winthrop, defeating town council member Bob DeHart; and incumbent Methow Valley School Board member Gary...