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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...
Town Council appoints Acheson to fill mayor’s position in Winthrop

Town Council appoints Acheson to fill mayor’s position in Winthrop

Winthrop Town Council member Anne Acheson has been appointed to fill the position of mayor, replacing Sue Langdalen. Langdalen announced recently that she and her husband, Jim, are moving out of the community. Her resignation is effective Sept. 1. At last week’s council meeting, council member …
Langdalen announces resignation

Langdalen announces resignation

Winthrop Mayor Sue Langdalen announced last week that she will be resigning from her position as of Sept. 1 because she and her husband, Jim, are moving out of the Methow Valley. Langdalen ran unopposed in 2013 to fill the mayoral post. This is her second round in the mayor’s chair; her first term was...
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 …