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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...
Kellen Northcott appointed to fill Winthrop council vacancy

Kellen Northcott appointed to fill Winthrop council vacancy

Kellen Northcott will join his uncle Rick Northcott on the Winthrop Town Council, filling a seat vacated by the departure of Jessica Sheehan. The council selected Northcott at its meeting last week after hearing from him and another applicant for the vacant seat, Robert DeHart.
Back to beginning in officer search

Back to beginning in officer search

The Town of Winthrop’s search for a marshal and deputy marshal is going to take a little longer. At last week’s town council meeting, Mayor Sue Langdalen said that background checks on two candidates who were finalists for the positions were unsatisfactory. That means the town will continue to be without its …
Winthrop Town Council puts its foot down about hoof prints meandering through crosswalks

Winthrop Town Council puts its foot down about hoof prints meandering through crosswalks

Pedestrians won’t be following hoof prints through the crosswalks at the four-way stop in downtown Winthrop, the town council affirmed at its meeting last week. The discussion at Wednesday’s meeting was a follow-up to an agenda item …
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.