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BRIDGEPORT – An anonymous citizen contacted Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal at approximately 1:50 p.m. on April 10 to report that a person with a known warrant was hiding in a house with permission of the owner on Bridgeport Bar. The informant was able to provide a description of the...

Members of Okanogan County Watch pose with Okanogan County Commissioners and clerk during a Key Award presentation last Tuesday, April 10, at the commissioners hearing room in Okanogan. Pictured front row, from left, are Okanogan County Watch members Mike Fancher, George Thornton, Gina McCoy, Isabelle Spohn, Jan Young, Emily Sisson, Rick Gillespie, and Katie Haven. Back row, from left are Okanogan County Commissioners Jim DeTro (District 3), Andy Hover (District 2), Chris Branch (District 1), and county clerk Lalena Johns.
OKANOGAN – A few years ago, Twisp resident Isabelle Spohn began monitoring meetings of the Okanogan County Commissioners and posting weekly email notes of the proceedings out of her concern over the delay in the official agendas and minutes appearing on the county’s website. On Tuesday, April 10,...

Steve James, J-U-B Engineers
BREWSTER – J-U-B Engineers representative Steve James of Spokane updated council members on the latest developments with the city’s ambitious drinking water upgrade project during the regular meeting of the City Council last Wednesday, April 11. “We’re almost done with the water tank,” said James...

Three Rivers Hospital Foundation President Dan Webster, left, and Vice-president Steven Ortolf stand next to one of the seven new Samsung televisions donated by the Foundation and installed in newly updated patient rooms at the hospital.
BREWSTER – Patients at Three Rivers Hospital will not be lacking for entertainment thanks to a generous donation of television sets by the Three Rivers Hospital Foundation for the updated patient rooms. The gift of the new Samsung Smart TVs was announced earlier this month as a measure to bring...

Amy Brotherton works at Alta Lake State Park
PATEROS – More than a dozen participants turned out for the regular monthly meeting of the Pateros Chamber at the Pateros Fire Hall last Thursday, April 5, and as the warmer weather nears, events increase apace. Guest speakers included Karen Wagner of Dwell NCW and Alta Cellars and Leigh Anne...

This Pike Reward Poster provides all the details anglers need to help remove Northern Pike from the Columbia River and get rewarded in the process.
NESPELEM – Again this year, the Colville Confederated Tribes is offering fishermen cash rewards for their help if removing invasive Northern Pike from the waters of the Columbia River. Northern Pike are aggressive predators of native game fish that are the focal effort of the tribe’s salmon and...
CHELAN - Rep. Mike Steele announces that he has re-opened his 12th District office in Chelan, as of Monday, April 2. “We temporarily closed the Chelan office in January for the 2018 legislative session. However, the 60-day session ended March 8 and I am back in the district attending events and...
WASHINGTON – The House passed the STOP School Violence Act of 2018 by an overwhelming vote of 407-10. Representative Dave Reichert (R-WA) supported this legislation and shared the following statement after his vote: “I am proud to support this important legislation that helps protect our children...

Dr. Kim Schrier
ternational Union of North America (LiUNA), Washington and  Northern Idaho District Council and their affiliated Unions in  Washington have endorsed Dr. Kim Schrier for Washington’s 8th  congressional district. The Washington and Northern Idaho District  Council of Laborers’ endorsement further...
SPOKANE - Pacific Northwest farmers are bracing for serious losses in the Chinese market after the country announced its intention to impose a 25 percent tariff on all U.S. wheat in reaction to tariff’s imposed by President Trump on Chinese goods. More than 12.5 million bushels of the region’s...

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