Annual Winthrop celebration kicks off Friday Walk (or run) off the Thanksgiving stuffing this weekend at Winthrop’s annual kick-off to the winter holiday season, Christmas at the End of the Road. Festivities begin Friday (Nov. 29) for this year’s Old Fashioned Cowboy Christmas, with two days of family-friendly activities ranging from traditional to uniquely Methow. […]
Winthrop Barn board develops list of high-priority improvements
The Winthrop Auditorium Association, the nonprofit organization that operates the Winthrop Barn, has come up with a list of needed improvements to the popular meeting and events facility.
The Barn is owned by the Town of Winthrop, which concluded lengthy negotiations with the Auditorium Association for a new operating contract a couple of months ago.
The association’s president, Rick Northcott, a former Winthrop mayor and longtime Town Council member, provided the improvements list to current Mayor Sally Ranzau. Both Northcott and Ranzau said there are currently no dollar amounts attached to the 21 projects on the Auditorium Association’s list, and no town budget appropriations to pay for them.
Town, auditorium association reach Winthrop Barn operating agreement
By Don Nelson The Winthrop Town Council has signed off on agreement under which the Winthrop Auditorium Association will continue to operate the Winthrop Barn. Rick Northcott, president of the auditorium association, told the Town Council last week that the association’s board of directors is also prepared to approve the agreement. With both parties on […]
Winthrop hires new public works superintendent to replace Karro
Winthrop’s next public works superintendent will be moving from one end of the state to the other for his new job.
Mayor Sally Ranzau said at last weeks’ Winthrop Town Council meeting that Jeff Farvis, currently the public works superintendent in La Center, will take over his new position on July 9.
Town, Auditorium Association still at stalemate over new barn contract
The Winthrop Auditorium Association is continuing to oversee operations of the “Red Barn” as the association and the Town of Winthrop, which owns the facility, are still seeking agreement on a new contract.
In January, the auditorium association’s board of directors proposed a new five-year agreement to continue operating the popular building …
Talks over Winthrop Barn operating contract at another impasse
Negotiations between the Town of Winthrop and the Winthrop Auditorium Association over an operating agreement have stalled again, Mayor Sally Ranzau reported at last week’s Town Council meeting.
Ranzau and council members Joe O’Driscoll and Ben Nelson expressed frustration at the outcome of their most-recent …
Winthrop closer to agreement for operating the Winthrop Barn
The Town of Winthrop and the Winthrop Auditorium Association are closer to an agreement for the association to continue operating the Winthrop Barn. But some details remain to be worked out, Mayor Sally Ranzau told the Town Council at its meeting last week.
Winthrop Town Council adopts updated parks and recreation plan
The Winthrop Town Council has approved a six-year plan for the town’s parks and recreation facilities, in time to qualify for state Recreation Conservation Office (RCO) grants to support specific projects. RCO grants have been instrumental in such projects as the Winthrop Rink and the Susie Stephens Trail.
Winthrop Town Council scans the horizon, sees challenges
The Winthrop Town Council is intent on finishing some things even as it looks forward to starting some new things.
At a workshop last week, council members said they would like to see more progress on some of the town’s biggest projects, such as the Susie Stephens Trail and the Riverwalk.
Barn Association proposes new 5-year operating agreement with town
The Winthrop Auditorium Association’s board of directors has proposed a new five-year agreement to continue operating the popular Red Barn for the Town of Winthrop.
The town owns the Barn building, but the association handles…