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Fancy wheels like this 1970 Chev C10 pickup owned by Mario Sanchez and prancing horses like this full blood Andalusian ridden by Tony Perez are regulars in the Bridgeport Daze parade.
BRIDGEPORT – Bridgeport’s signature summer event, Bridgeport Daze, sponsored by the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce, will pop the cork on festivities and fun at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 2. Activities and vendors will get things warmed up in Fireman Park at 10th Street and Columbia Avenue as entries...

Karl Word brought his proposal for a Brewster outdoor volleyball court to the June 2017 Brewster City Council meeting.
BREWSTER – Plans to construct an outdoor volleyball court near Brewster High School have been cancelled after community support for the project failed to materialize. Karl Word, a Brewster alum and Bears sports booster said he pulled the plug on the project when solicitations to prospective donors...

Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers
OKANOGAN – Candidate filing week opened across the state on May 14, and prospective office seekers had through Friday, May 18, to get on the ballot. Online filing was open through 4 p.m., May 18, and that allowed plenty of time to nominate even an unwitting citizen to a vacant seat. In Douglas and...

Pateros Fire Chief Keith Zweigle previewed new high-pressure oxygen tanks the department recently purchased with a FEMA grant.
PATEROS – One ordinance and four resolutions won unanimous approval at the regular monthly meeting of the Pateros City Council at its regular meeting last Monday, May 21. An ordinance discussed at last month’s meeting to allow wildfire victims to live in temporary housing while rebuilding their...
PATEROS – Members of the public are invited to bring their stories and a dish to share to a group discussion and potluck about historical Pateros at the Pateros Museum from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29. Representatives from IRIS, the Initiative for Rural Innovation and Stewardship, will be on...

American Legion Area Three Commander Denny Pittman commits a wreath to the waters of the Columbia River in honor of Navy and Coast Guard veterans on Memorial Day.
BREWSTER – Members of American Legion Columbia Post 97 will honor Memorial Day, with observances at six locations from Pateros to Packwood from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, May 28. Area Three Commander Denny Pittman said services are scheduled at the following locations and times: 9 a.m., Pateros...

Jeffrey James Hammer
BREWSTER – the Brewster Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate an Omak man reported missing by his family on Thursday, May 10. Jeffrey James Hammer, 23, was last heard from at about 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9. In the Columbia Cove Park on South Seventy Street in Brewster, a...

Bridges over troubled waters The Methow River seen here flowing under the railroad and vehicle bridges at Pateros at its confluence with the Columbia River, reached a level of 10.65 feet on May 10. Flood level is 10 feet. The Methow is predicted to reach 11.02 feet by mid-morning, Friday, May 18, according to National Weather Service figures.
“How’ high’s the water, Papa? He said its three feet high and risin’ “Well, the hives are gone, I’ve lost the bees, The chickens are sleepin’ in the willow trees, cows in water up past her knees; three feet high and risin’.” - Five Feet High and Rising-   Johnny Cash OKANOGAN COUNTY – An...

This city logo design may soon grace the city shirts worn by Brewster city employees.
BREWSTER – City council members made relatively quick work of a short agenda of items at their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 9. Members approved Salmon Derby event application and vendor application for the13th annual Brewster King Salmon Derby scheduled for August 3-4-5. Mayor Art...
BREWSTER – Floodwaters moving south on the Okanogan and Methow rivers won’t stop the Legion Riders of American Legion Columbia Post 97 from holding their first Poker Run Fundraiser of the year this Saturday, May 19. They are heading east. “The doors open at 8 a.m. with kickstands up at 10 a.m.,”...

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