Twisp couple’s emotional support rooster could get the boot When Peter was little more than a ball of down, Sergey Kushnarev would hold him, pet him and feed him by hand. Now that Peter is a fully grown rooster, from comb to long, buff tail feathers, Kushnarev talks to him and watches him herd the […]
Twisp police chief makes in-flight rescue
After a relaxing nine-day vacation to Mexico with his wife, Aimee, Twisp Police Chief Paul Budrow was looking forward to taking a nap on the plane flight home. Instead, he helped save a life. About an hour after the Alaska Airlines flight took off from Cabo San Lucas on Feb. 18, Budrow became aware that […]
Twisp Police Department saw more action in 2017
The Twisp Police Department had a busier 2017 compared to 2016, Police Chief Paul Budrow reported to the Town Council last week.
“In 2016 we logged 690 reported incidents compared to 898 in 2017,” Budrow said in a memo to the council. “Much of this can be …
A ticket out of lockup
Members of the LBHS junior class are raising money to help fund a trip to Washington, D.C., in March 2018. Students will travel to the nation’s capital to participate in a week-long program that focuses on the U.S. government. While in Washington, students observe Congress in action, meet with their representatives, and visit national monuments […]
Winthrop finally OKs police services contract with Twisp
By the narrowest of margins, the Winthrop Town Council agreed last week to a contract under which the Town of Twisp will temporarily provide police services in Winthrop.
Because the contract bounced back and forth between Winthrop and Twisp town councils for review and approval over …
Winthrop approves police services contract with Twisp
The Town of Winthrop has agreed to a three-month contract under which the Twisp Police Department will provide temporary law enforcement coverage in Winthrop.
The Winthrop Town Council approved the agreement at its meeting last week.
Twisp proposes contract to provide Winthrop patrols
The Town of Twisp would provide basic police patrol services to Winthrop, which currently has no police officers, for up to three months under a contract that is being drafted.
Under the proposed contract, Winthrop would pay $17,000 per month to Twisp to share a …
New Twisp police officer has deep local roots
Twisp’s newly hired police officer, Stephen Purtell, says he’s happy to be back home in the Methow Valley.
Purtell, 29, lived in the valley from the age of 4 and graduated from the alternative high school in 2006. He has joined the Twisp Police Department as its third officer, and anticipates attending Law Enforcement Academy in November.
New Twisp ordinance cracks down on unwelcome dog doo deposits
Pet owners in Twisp who permit their pooches to poop on other peoples’ property do so at their peril.
A new ordinance approved by the Twisp Town Council last week places penalties on dog owners whose canines defecate on property
ATV issue rolls back onto streets of Winthrop
Okanogan County Commissioner Jim DeTro’s recent recreational all-terrain vehicle trip from Conconully to Winthrop with a bunch of friends has sparked renewed debate over how the town of Winthrop views ATVs.
Although apparently in violation of the town’s…