Aged, heavily used facility ‘well past its useful life’ Town officials and pool supporters agree: The Wagner Memorial Pool in Twisp is near the end of its useful life, if not already past the end. Supporters of the pool are spearheading an effort to revisit a long-term funding solution like one that was tried — and that […]
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Street improvement project starts in Twisp
Construction crews will begin tearing up the pavement on several streets in the northeast part of Twisp next week when work begins on a $1.2 million water and street upgrade project that will continue through September.
More than 20 residents and business owners who will be affected by the project attended a …
Donation extends Wagner Pool’s season to Labor Day
The Town of Twisp had planned to close the Wagner Memorial Pool two weeks earlier than usual this year due to budget constraints, but a donor has offered to provide funding to keep it open until the Labor Day weekend, when it typically closes for the season. Sarah Schrock, representing Friends of the Pool, told […]
Lifeguard applications brighten Wagner Pool’s summer outlook
After several weeks of advertising for lifeguards, it appears that the Town of Twisp has finally enticed enough applicants to ensure the Wagner Memorial Pool will be able to open this summer.
Town officials were getting worried as weeks went by and only a couple of local teens had applied for the summer lifeguard jobs. The town needs …
Let’s not revive Parks and Recreation District idea
By Don Fitzpatrick Re: a recent editorial suggestion regarding a Parks and Recreation District. I can certainly agree that The Barn’s and the Wagner Pool’s needs should be addressed in the long term and the communities involved are the ones that will have to address them. However, the Parks and Recreation District idea should not […]
By Don Nelson Two community institutions — the Wagner Memorial Pool in Twisp and the Winthrop Barn — were in the news last week for different but related reasons. In each case, the issue was: What does the future hold? It’s a good question, and practical answers will be needed sooner than later. Both facilities […]
Twisp looks to future of Wagner Pool
A trust fund that supports the Ernst O. Wagner Memorial Pool in Twisp will run out of money in 2024, and the Twisp officials say the town will not be able to support the facility on its own after that funding is gone.
“It’s hard to see how, when the Wagner Fund goes dry, we’re going to bridge that gap,” said Hans Smith …
Costly repairs covered by Friends of the Pool “helpers”
One donation at a time, from as little as $10 to a whopping $50,000, Friends of the Pool has raised all the money needed to pay for last year’s repairs to the Wagner Memorial Pool in Twisp.
Friends of the Pool recently received a final donation toward the $189,000 spent last year to repair leaks in the 51-year-old pool.
Wagner Pool opens for season Saturday
The Wagner Memorial Pool in Twisp opens for the season on Saturday (June 10), offering lap swimming, water aerobics, swimming lessons, swim team and open swimming sessions.
The opening means the Methow Valley Killer Whales swim team will be able to …
Growing a healthy economy in the Methow Valley
By Don Linnertz It’s been a little over a year since I joined the staff at TwispWorks and I want to take this opportunity to thank the Methow Valley community for your support and encouragement. For those of you not familiar with TwispWorks, we are a nonprofit, community-wide resource located on the 6.4-acre campus in […]