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Lew Blakeney is a Certified Business Advisor for the Washington Small Business Development Center in Omak.
BREWSTER – Lew Blakeney, Certified Business Advisor with the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Omak, was the featured speaker at the regular monthly meeting of the Brewster Chamber of Commerce, on Wednesday, April 4. Blakeney’s office is co-located with the Economic Alliance of...

Mayor Carlene Anders reads the Arbor Day Proclamation at an earlier Arbor Day celebration
PATEROS – The town recognized as a Tree City USA will hold its annual Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, April 27, from 3:30-5 p.m. in Pateros Memorial Park, featuring something for everyone who loves trees. The afternoon’s agenda will begin with Mayor Carlene Anders delivering a welcome and...

From left, Brewster school board members, Mario Comacho, Peggy Rice, Brewster School Superintendent Eric Driessen, Hector Aparicio, Don Becker, and Maria Maldonado.
BREWSTER – Construction is due to begin soon on the new Brewster Middle School on ground just south of the existing elementary school. That work will lead off the first phase of a multi-building project that will include new track facilities, a remodeled elementary school and finally, a remodeled...

Pateros School Superintendent Lois Davies
PATEROS – After 10 years as the superintendent of the Pateros School District, Dr. Lois Davies will retire from her position effective at the end of June 2018. Davies tendered her formal announcement to the Pateros School Board on March 28. She will serve through the end of her current contract...
  EAST WENATCHEE - The Board of Commissioners of the Port of Douglas County will hold a special meeting on Thursday, April 5, beginning at 4:30 p.m., at the Port of Douglas County Conference Room, in their new location, One Campbell Parkway Suite D, in East Wenatchee. Agenda for the meeting is: 1....

Council member Phil Lee is working to update the junk vehicle ordinance.
BRIDGEPORT – If you think the presence of multiple, non-working “junk” vehicles sitting on private property within a city limits is simple to solve, think again. The City of Bridgeport has been wrestling with the conundrum for years and while the city council is closer to an ordinance that fits...
PATEROS – Council members approved the city’s five-year Comprehensive Park and Recreation Plan at their regular monthly meeting on March 19. The 62-page document, plus appendices will enable Pateros to maintain its eligibility for grants from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office...

This free-ranging canine strolling the streets of Bridgeport last weekend absent a collar, tag or I.D. is part of growing problem that the Bridgeport city council is trying to reduce.
BRIDGEPORT – It is going to become more expensive for dog owners within the city limits to allow their canines to run free, unlicensed and unaltered, if a fee increase proposed at last month’s city council meeting wins approval. During their regular monthly meeting, March 21, council members...
BRIDGEPORT – Douglas County Sheriffs’ deputies on routine patrol in the 400 block of 16th Street at approximately 6:46 p.m., on Monday, March 26, observed a male believed to have an outstanding felony warrant from the Department of Corrections.  “The suspect ran into an apartment and hid,” wrote...
BRIDGEPORT – a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy on routine patrol on March 27 received a call from RiverCom dispatch at approximately 2:30 a.m. of a 911 hang-up call in the Douglas-Monroe street area of Bridgeport. The deputy located a vehicle in that vicinity with a female sobbing inside the car...

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