Twisp Mayor Soo-Ing Moody was recently elected secretary of the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) board of directors. The secretary serves on the association’s board of directors executive committee and is in line to become vice president, and then president. “I believe in bridging gaps, finding common ground and building stronger relationships to productively work […]
Attacks, insults prohibited under new Twisp council commenting policy
People who want to speak during the public comment period at Twisp Town Council meetings will have to adhere to a new policy that prohibits personal verbal attacks or insults.
Mayor Soo Ing-Moody said she established the policy after a citizen “was verbally abusive and insulting to the council” during public …
Newhouse makes strong push for headwaters protection
Several key steps must be accomplished in the next 10 months if 342,079 acres of Forest Service land at the headwaters of the Methow River is to gain protection from future mining.
The Methow Headwaters campaign, a local grassroots organization, has worked for the past two …
Methow delegation in D.C. to promote Headwaters protection
Advocating for protection of the upper Methow Valley from future mining, a three-person delegation from the valley traveled to Washington, D. C., last week to meet with Congressional representatives and federal agency officials.
The goal of the trip was to push for progress on a …
Twisp breaks ground on long-awaited recreational trail
Twisp town officials celebrated the beginning of a project that has been years in planning — a recreational trail — at a gathering in the Twisp Park on Friday (Sept. 22).
Groundbreaking for the trail was expected to begin this week, with completion …
Do they hear us now?
Local officials press for better emergency communications net By Ann McCreary In the three years since the Carlton Complex Fire burned 420 square miles in the Methow Valley, knocking out power and disrupting most forms of communication for more than a week, Soo Ing-Moody has become a crusader for improved communications in the Methow Valley […]
Twisp gets $750,000 federal grant for new civic building
Twisp’s civic building project has been awarded $750,000 through the federal Community Development Block Grant program.
Town officials are developing plans to replace town hall on Glover Street with a civic building that will …
Twisp breaks ground on new public works building
The Town of Twisp broke ground last week on a new public works building that will house the town’s public works equipment and vehicles, and provide an office for the department.
The new facility is being built at the end of Riverside Avenue, adjacent to the town’s wastewater treatment plant.
Cantwell aide hears about Methow Valley’s concerns
A representative of Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, spent a day in the Methow Valley last week and heard the concerns of local elected representatives, business owners, economic boosters, social service providers and emergency responders.
Twisp Mayor Soo Ing-Moody arranged a full schedule of …
No decision yet on extended police protection for Winthrop
Winthrop’s contract with the Twisp Police Department for law enforcement protection expires this week, and it’s uncertain whether the agreement will continue.
At last week’s meeting, the Winthrop Town Council discussed the option of extending the two-month contract, but …