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Henning out as marshal in Winthrop

Henning out as marshal in Winthrop

Winthrop Marshal Hal Henning has been let go from his position as the town’s only full-time law enforcement officer. Henning was fired during a meeting Wednesday morning (Feb. 22) with Winthrop Mayor Anne Acheson. The decision was effective immediately. Henning and Acheson have had some …
Frozen water lines getting an icy reception in Winthrop

Frozen water lines getting an icy reception in Winthrop

Frozen service lines have left at least a dozen homes and businesses in Winthrop without water since the recent sub-zero temperatures, but there is little the town can do to restore water service before the frozen ground begins to thaw. That’s cold comfort to residents who …
Winthrop OKs contract agreement with Twisp

Winthrop OKs contract agreement with Twisp

The town of Winthrop has renewed its contract with the Town of Twisp for building inspector services. Winthrop pays the Twisp building official on a per-hour basis as needed at the rate of $29.59 per hour. In other business at its meeting last week, the Town Council re-appointed Gene Westlund, Lori Loomis and Paul Peterson...
DeHart appointed to fill vacancy on Winthrop Town Council

DeHart appointed to fill vacancy on Winthrop Town Council

Bob DeHart has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the Winthrop Town Council that was created when former Mayor Sue Langdalen resigned and council member Anne Acheson was selected to replace Langdalen. DeHart, 70, is retired from the Boeing Co. This is the second time he has applied to fill a council vacancy. DeHart also...
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...