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Congressman Dan Newhouse, right, representing Washington State’s Fourth Congressional District, paid a visit to the group of AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) volunteers who were completing their tour of service with the Okanogan County Long Term Recovery Group (OCLTRG) in Pateros last Friday, July 7. This group of AmeriCorps workers is the fourth to participate with the OCLTRG campaign. Newhouse also visited a new structure built by the NCCC crew in the Black Canyon area.

Photo By Mike Maltais The sky is clear. The day is hot. The breeze is cool. The Lake Pateros water is clear. The scenery is beautiful. Maybe, the trout are even biting. Life is good.

Photo courtesy of Joannie Hurley Upper Bracket champions were the Rooster Lollipops from Wenatchee.
BRIDGEPORT –A weekend full of tournament softball filled both the Bridgeport High School baseball and softball fields concurrent with Bridgeport Daze, Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4. A total of nine co-ed teams paid a $200 entry fee to compete for Upper and Lower Bracket bragging rights at the two-...

Charles Miller, owner of MVM Well Drilling and one of the tournament sponsors, follows through on his drive from the first hole.
PATEROS – The word is getting out about the fun and friendly competition awaiting players at the annual Pateros Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament because this year’s team turnout was the largest the event has attracted so far. Tournament organizer, Jenna Miller, said 18 teams, “our largest field...

Larry Bundy, Janet Jordan, and Bill Burns power wash the senior center building.
BREWSTER – The Brewster-Pateros-Bridgeport Senior Center has a busy schedule planned for the summer months of July and August with the Rummage Room, dollar bag sales, ad drive, maintenance work and Independence Day booth. The Saturday Rummage Room will be open on July 1 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 2...

Bill Zweigle handles animal control issues for the cities of Bridgeport and Mansfield.
BRIDGEPORT – At-large and unlicensed dogs are becoming a problem within the city limits. At its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 21, the city council pursued possible remedies with animal control contractor, Bill Zweigle, who also handles Mansfield dog issues. Zweigle said that some 75...
BRIDGEPORT --The Bridgeport School District will hold its annual spring Child Find event on Thursday, May 18. Child Find is a process designed to locate and evaluate children from birth through age 21, who may have a suspected developmental delay or disability. Child find offers free developmental...
PATEROS – If you are looking for that rare opportunity to combine civic contribution with a day in the outdoors, look no further. The City of Pateros is calling for volunteers to participate in its annual Pateros Community Cleanup on Tuesday, April 25. Volunteers will gather at city hall at 4 p.m...

A portion of the more than two dozen guests at last Thursday’s Business After Hours assembled in Sweet River Bakery’s outdoor dining area.
PATEROS – Sweet River Bakery, located at 203 Riverside Drive, opened its doors to host the Pateros Chamber of Commerce’s fourth consecutive Business After Hours event at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 6. The get-acquainted event was the fourth in a series promoted by the Pateros Chamber that began in...

A morning Meadowlark welcomes the sun on his back with a song and proclaims his place on a rural utility pole.

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