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WSDOT still pondering where to put electronic sign in Winthrop

WSDOT still pondering where to put electronic sign in Winthrop

By Don Nelson
The “saga of the sign” continues in Winthrop, with more uncertainty about Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) plans to install a permanent electronic reader board at the town’s western border. WSDOT had earlier sought and received the Town Council’s go-ahead to install the electronic sign atop the wood-frame sign...
Winthrop Town Council remains undecided on allowing ATVs

Winthrop Town Council remains undecided on allowing ATVs

By Don Nelson
The Winthrop Town Council, split 2-2 on the question of whether to allow all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on town streets, decided at its meeting last week to hold off a final vote until the fifth council member could be present. But they shortly learned that long-time council member and former mayor Mort...
Winthrop mourns death of Town Council member Mort Banasky 

Winthrop mourns death of Town Council member Mort Banasky 

By Don Nelson

Mort Banasky, a Winthrop Town Council member and former mayor who devoted much of her 30 years in the Methow Valley to civic service, died at her home last week. She was 73. Banasky was also a long-time fire tower lookout for the U.S. Forest Service — a job she loved and...

News briefs: July 20, 2014

News briefs: July 20, 2014

This week: ATVs not allowed in Winthrop says town's attorney, Winthrop Town Hall basement flooded by rain, Fire district levy on November ballot, and Pearrygin re-opens after fire though Alta Lake is still closed.
Winthrop issues conditional use permit to town’s first marijuana retailer

Winthrop issues conditional use permit to town’s first marijuana retailer

By Laurelle Walsh
The Winthrop Town Council approved a conditional use permit (CUP) for the town’s first retail marijuana store, Fresh Greens, at its meeting last Wednesday (July 2). At a public hearing prior to …
Winthrop to set conditions on first marijuana retail store

Winthrop to set conditions on first marijuana retail store

By Laurelle Walsh
A public hearing will be held at the Winthrop Town Council meeting tonight (July 2) on a conditional use permit that would allow Austin Lott to …
Bunkhouse Inn signs must come down, but town will cover costs

Bunkhouse Inn signs must come down, but town will cover costs

By Don Nelson

Mike Kutz will be required to remove the recently painted signage on his Bunkhouse Inn lodging establishment in Winthrop, but the town will pay the …

Bajema leaving Marshal’s Office

Bajema leaving Marshal’s Office

By Don Nelson

The Winthrop Marshal’s Office will see a complete turnover in personnel in less than a year by the time it fills new vacancies that …

Winthrop’s new police vehicles have arrived

Winthrop’s new police vehicles have arrived

By Don Nelson

Winthrop’s new police vehicles — and they are new, not used — will be in town this week, according to Marshal Rikki Schwab. The marshal had earlier told the …

Marshal says Winthrop can get new, not used, police vehicles

Marshal says Winthrop can get new, not used, police vehicles

Winthrop will be able to buy two new police vehicles, rather than used ones, to replace the aging, unreliable SUVs the department now has, Marshal Rikki Schwab told the town council Wednesday (June 18). Schwab said she had done more research into the kinds of vehicles available, and found more money in her current budget,...