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Brewster High School student Melissa Corrales sets out plants from the school greenhouse on a sale table in Pateros Park.
PATEROS – This designated Tree City hosted its fifth annual Arbor Day observance, Community Roots, last Friday, April 27, in Pateros Memorial Park with a wide variety of activities fitted into the two-hour afternoon schedule. Mayor Carlene Anders welcomed visitors, thanked Tree Board members Megan...

Bridgeport alumnus Connie Watson has been making the sports team banners for the Bridgeport School District for more than two decades.
BRIDGEPORT – The next time you see the sports teams and awards banners hanging in the gym or outside on one of the playing fields, give a nod and quiet thanks to Bridgeport school alum and resident Connie Watson, because she is the one who makes them. Watson took on the project more than two...

AmeriCorps NCCC volunteers Kirsty Greeno, left, Ahmed Seyam, Najir Crowder, Anna Pleskow, and Hannah Stephens are five of the 11 Green 3 team members that will be working in the area through mid-July.
PATEROS – For the fifth time since the record wildfires of 2014-15, a group of volunteers with the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) AmeriCorps is serving part of its 10-month tour working with the Okanogan County Long Term Recovery Group (OCLTRG). Green 3, an 11-member team of AmeriCorps...

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...

Guadalupe M. Martinez, Sr.
BRIDGEPORT – Multiple search warrants obtained by Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies investigating a December 2017 burglary in Okanogan County turned up a cache of firearms, ammunition, and shooting equipment in Bridgeport earlier this month. Acting on tips and evidence, the deputies learned that...
BRIDGEPORT – It may be amended following further study down the road, but for now, the City of Bridgeport has an updated junk vehicle ordinance approved by city council members at their regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, April 18. The new addition to the Bridgeport Municipal Code (BMC) will...

The gang that started what has become 60 years of gatherings at Alta Lake included, from left, Rich Dahl, Bob Wilkes, Tom Anderson, Chris Anderson, Steve Anderson, Dick Dahl, and Ron Anderson.
PATEROS – A family tradition that began six decades ago with a fishing trip to Alta Lake will observe its 60th consecutive gathering at the popular park and fishery on the opening day of fishing season on Saturday, April 28. An outing that began with Rod Anderson and his three sons from Kirkland,...

Arian Noma, Pateros attorney and former Carroll County MD, Assistant States Attorney, is seeking the office of Okanogan County Prosecutor
PATEROS – Pateros lawyer and former Carroll County, MD Assistant State’s Attorney, Arian Noma, has thrown his hat into the ring in the race for Okanogan County Prosecuting Attorney this fall. Noma, who joined the firm of Thomason Law and Justice in Pateros last year, will challenge incumbent...

The Brewster Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year plaque, one of three awards introduced this year by the chamber, hangs in its new home at the Brewster City Hall following a presentation ceremony last month. Large Business of the Year and Small Business of the Year plaques are also displayed with this award.
Wenatchee - Starting this month, fire managers from Naches to the Okanogan Highlands will be returning fire to dry, fire adapted landscapes along the east slope of the Cascades. Excluded from the ecosystem for nearly 100 years, frequent, low-intensity fire is essential for healthy forests and...

Professional actress Michele LaRue is bringing her one-woman repertoire of narratives from some of America’s great story-tellers to the Pateros Public Library at 3:30 p.m., Friday, April 27.
Michele LaRue resurrects vintage voices at NCRL performances By Mike Maltais Staff writer PATEROS – The Pateros Public Library will be one among nine North Central Regional Library branches that will host performances by professional actress Michele LaRue over a 10-day period from April 26...

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