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PATEROS – The city council met in special session at 7 a.m. Monday, May 28, to address several issues of a timely  nature. Council members approved Ordinance 762, a non-exclusive Franchise Agreement with Pateros CA, LLC, that operates controlled atmosphere facilities, for the location of pipelines...

Okanogan County Emergency Management manager, Maurice Goodall.
PATEROS – Maurice Goodall, manager of Okanogan County Emergency Management (OCEM) was the guest speaker at the regular monthly meeting of the city Council on Monday, April 16. Goodall explained the role of OCEM and how the organization is funded. Goodall reviewed the county’s current effort to...

Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal addressed the Bridgeport City Council.
BRIDGEPORT – City Council members put in a long night at their regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, March 21, where they address a laundry list of fees, ordinances and needs. Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal delivered a summary of activities by his office since January including an update...

Bridgeport resident Dan Petersen, left, is in favor of chickens within the city limits while Meredith Spencer is opposed.
BRIDGEPORT – Why did the Bridgeport resident cross the road? Last Wednesday, March 20, it was to attend the regular monthly meeting of the Bridgeport City Council where, among other items on the agenda, was an application to keep four chickens inside the city limits. “I see on the agenda that...

Holly Bange
PATEROS – City council members interviewed and elected the newest addition to the five-member body at their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Holly Bange, a former Bellevue, Wash, resident who moved with her husband to Pateros recently, was elected on a unanimous vote after answering...

Emmanuel “Manny” Hurtado is the newest member of the Brewster City Council.
Brewster Council gets water update, welcomes new member By Mike Maltais Staff writer BREWSTER – Representatives from J.U.B. Engineers in Spokane updated city council members concerning the final stages of the reservoir renovation project and the initial steps of the city water manganese program...

Attorney Allison Foreman (standing), representing the interests of Bridgeport Orchard Property, addresses the Bridgeport City Council at its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 19.
BRIDGEPORT – The city council and the Cope family, owners of Bridgeport Orchard Properties (BPO), 120-plus acres of RI-zoned land bordering the south side of town, are attempting to resolve an issue that dates to 2016, over the property’s grandfathered use in an agricultural capacity. Following...

Brewster community booster, Karl Word, address a packed Brewster City Council meeting about a proposed outdoor volleyball court.
BREWSTER – A standing-room-only crowd filled the meeting room last Wednesday, June 14, as the city council listened to a proposal for a new volleyball court, swore in a new police officer, heard a recycling update and discussed the upcoming Fourth of July parade among other agenda items. Former...
BREWSTER – Council member John Housden was the lone dissenting vote in opposition to revised Ordinance 889, approved by the Brewster City Council last Wednesday, April 12, that allows pit bull dogs to reside once again within the Brewster city limits. The new ordinance includes several additions...

This large metal sculpture, depicting a spear fisherman on horseback by artist, Smoker Marchand, will be installed at the Memorial to the Methow park later this year.
PATEROS – The Ives Landing RV Park renovation and expansion project took a major step forward at the Pateros City Council meeting last Monday, April 17, with the selection of DJB Construction, LLC in Wenatchee. DJB’s was one of two bids opened on Tuesday, April 11, and was the lowest at $256,775.34...

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