The Twisp Town Council has approved 1-percent increases in the property tax levies for the Town of Twisp and for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) district. Aero Methow Rescue Service contracts with the EMS district to provide emergency medical care in Twisp. The EMS levy generated $43,882 in revenue this year. The dollar amount of […]
By Laurelle Walsh
A new, low-power radio station, KTRJ-LP 93.7 FM, is now broadcasting 24 hours a day, seven days a week from a studio at the home of David, Julie and Kaity Corrigan in the Twin Lakes area of Winthrop. Radios in the vicinity …
By Rikki Schwab, Winthrop Marshal
As we go into the holiday season it is important to remember that not everyone is thankful for their personal situations. As we give thanks for the many things we have this month, it’s important to remember that there are …
This week: Community Thanksgiving dinner, Tutors needed at Liberty Bell, Visalli offers ‘history of everything’ classes and Breakfast with Santa
Two new programs have been launched to help veterans with housing and jobs — and to make it easier for vets to receive social and health-care services in Okanogan County so that they don’t have to travel long distances for these programs. HopeSource is a new program that will be coordinated by Okanogan County Community Action Council […]
After a third round of ballot-counting by the Okanogan County auditor’s office was completed on Monday (Nov. 10), a proposed levy increase to support construction of a new fire station in Winthrop for Okanogan County Fire District 6 was still being defeated, by 999 no votes (54 percent) to 851 yes votes (46 percent). The […]
By Ann McCreary
Arson charges against Keith Strickland, 61, of Twisp, who was accused of lighting a backfire during the Carlton Complex Fire, have been dismissed in Okanogan County Superior Court.
Strickland, 61, had been charged with first-degree arson …
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 that bids visitors goodbye on Highway 20 near the ball field.
This week: Volunteers recognized, Junior class fundraiser and Conservancy hosts social, presentation
Low-interest disaster loans for individuals and businesses who suffered property losses in the Carlton Complex Fire are still available from the Small Business Administration (SBA), although individuals hoping for a loan have just over two weeks to apply. The SBA has closed its local office, but is still accepting applications online and by phone for […]