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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.
Winthrop will get help keeping town’s public toilets clean

Winthrop will get help keeping town’s public toilets clean

The pre-summer rush of tourists is taking its toll on Winthrop’s public bathrooms. At last week’s Town Council meeting, Town Clerk Michelle Gaines told council members that Winthrop has fallen behind on keeping its public facilities clean and welcoming — and there have been complaints. The town’s public toilets include those at …
Winthrop council hears about Westernization code update’s goals

Winthrop council hears about Westernization code update’s goals

The Winthrop Town Council got an update last week on the Westernization Architectural Committee’s (WAC) progress toward revising the codes that govern Winthrop’s authentic western look and feel. Lynette Westendorf, a WAC member, told the council members she thought it was a good time to bring them up to date because …
Winthrop will attempt to educate errant bicyclists

Winthrop will attempt to educate errant bicyclists

Some bicyclists will be cited, most will get a lecture on laws and safety By Don Nelson Spend any amount of time in Winthrop and you’ll hear the complaints about bicyclists. They don’t obey the laws, which require that they observe the same rules of the road as motorized vehicles. They blast through the four-way...
A walk down Winthrop’s historic Riverside Avenue

A walk down Winthrop’s historic Riverside Avenue

It was part history lesson, part reminiscence and part proselytizing on Thursday (April 9) when John Lester and Larry Higbee talked about the early days of Winthrop’s Westernization in front of a full house at the Winthrop Barn.
Winthrop council declines to fine inn for Westernization violations

Winthrop council declines to fine inn for Westernization violations

By Don Nelson Faced with choosing between the letter and the spirit of the law, the Winthrop Town Council opted for the latter at last week’s meeting when it declined to fine Abbycreek Inn for violating the town’s Westernization code. The town’s Westernization Architectural Committee (WAC) had recommended that the town assess a civil penalty...