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EPHRATA– Military veterans in and around this region are invited for a special service session at the Art Semro American Legion Post 28 located at 267 8th Avenue N.W. in Ephrata.  National and state teams along with local post members from The American Legion will be in town to discuss veterans’...

Addison, 9, left, and Kennedy Hinton, 3, posed with dad, Jared Hinton, for photographer Char Harmier before entering the dance floor.
PATEROS – Last Saturday, April 28, a group of lucky young ladies in the company of their proud fathers, gathered at the Pateros High School gym for a “Once Upon A Time” experience – for both parties -  at the fourth annual Father/Daughter Dance 2018. Complete with refreshments, entertainment and...
BRIDGEPORT – The FFA Plant Sale, annual spring event that many area gardeners have been waiting for, will open the doors to the Bridgeport school greenhouse on Friday and Saturday, May 4-5. By popular demand, this year’s selection will include more flowering baskets, said FFA advisor Adam Corum,...

A crew from BTO Construction in Pateros applied the large letters to the new Pateros sign as the installation moves closer to completion.
PATEROS – On April 11 last year, an excavator from BTO Construction began moving the first scoopfuls of earth at the site for the new Pateros sign along the east side of U.S. Route 97 south of Pateros. Last Friday, April 27, a crew from BTO Construction in Pateros applied the three-foot-high...

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...

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