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Portland, Oregon – Last week, the Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of logic and common sense: massive wildfires on public lands are emergencies that often threaten lives, property, and natural resources.  The Court’s ruling backed a decision by the Forest Service to build a community protection line –...
NCW Media Managing Editor Gary Bégin sat down with Building NCW* Executive Director Marc Straub recently to ask him a few questions about his candidacy for Douglas County Commissioner. This is what he had to say: NCW: How many years have you been executive director of BNCW? Marc Straub: I've been...

Wearing her great aunt’s traditional dress, Pateros sophomore Aleeka Smith, left. was presented with an eagle wing fan from Mr. St. Cloud.
PATEROS – It might be easier to list the activities that were not at the Bile Rally, Salmon Bake and Cultural Celebration at Pateros Memorial Park last Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24, rather than try to mention all that was there. Motorcyclists from The Samaritan Riders of Washington gathered for...

The Peace Run team and some young supporters pose with the movement’s torch and banner.
PATEROS – For the first time in its 31-year history, the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run, an international torch relay, passed through Pateros and Brewster last Wednesday as part of its 11,000-mile U.S. tour. A small contingent of citizens including two former Pateros mayors, Megan Sherrard and...
PATEROS – One Of the informational booths at last weekend’s River Run and Salmon Bake at Pateros Memorial Park was the Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) project being promoted by the Pateros-Brewster Community Resource Center and its director, Gene Dowers. MYN is a campaign designed to enlist...

Swimmers at the Brewster public pool pick up some pointers on proper kicking during the ninth annual World’s Largest Swimming Lesson.
BREWSTER – The Brewster Boys and Girls Club was a busy place on Wednesday and Thursday, June 20-21, as the New Old Time Chautauqua complete with band, dancers and entertainers stopped by for a visit on Wednesday, and the kids participated in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson on Thursday. The New...
BREWSTER – Area residents can enjoy an early evening parade in Brewster and light fireworks at Pateros Memorial Park on Wednesday, July 4. The Brewster Chamber of Commerce is hosting the annual Independence Day parade that will march down the city’s Main Street at 6 p.m. Interested participants can...

The marina cove dock was busy with youngsters and their adult assistants during the Hooked on Kids Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 9.
BRIDGEPORT – This year’s annual Hooked on Kids Fishing Derby, sponsored by the City of Bridgeport, started an hour earlier at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 9, with lots of limits for young anglers who got their lines in the water when the trout were biting best. Bridgeport Mayor Janet Conklin, on hand to...
Wenatchee – Eastern Washington has already experienced its first couple wildfires of the season and as conditions continue to dry out across the state, the danger of fires caused by individuals discarding lit tobacco products or other lit material from their vehicles increase.  One careless action...

Darold Brandenburg and the Bumblebee, his 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle convertible, made a special trip from Winthrop to attend the Cherries Jubilee Car Show.
BREWSTER – By all accounts from both participants and spectators, the first annual Cherries Jubilee was a hit on all fronts from the early morning three-kilometer Fun Walk/Run to the closing entertainment that brought down the curtain at 9 p.m. The 10 a.m. parade included a float from the Omak...

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