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OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County PUD Board of Commissioners will convene special meetings at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 10, 11 and 12, in the PUD auditorium at 1331 Second Avenue North in Okanogan to allow the public to speak with the three finalists seeking the position of...
  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...
BREWSTER - The Brewster Chamber of Commerce is having a logo contest for our 1st Annual Cherries Jubilee.  The winning logo will be featured on the back of our event t-shirt. The contest winner will receive a $25 VISA gift card and ride on the Chamber float in the parade on June 16. Entries are...

Bruce Bjornstad, will show evidence for dozens of floods from glacial Lakes Missoula and Columbia at the next meeting of the Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter.
WENATCHEE - The Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 10 at the Wenatchee Valley Museum, 127 South Mission, Wenatchee. Ice Age megafloods, from at least three different sources, left a dramatic mark on the Pacific Northwest that is...
OKANOGAN/CHELAN: North Central Regional Library is bringing the Knights of Veritas to several of its libraries over spring break. The free program the week of April 2-6 features interactive, educational demonstrations of medieval arms, armor, combat, knighthood and chivalry. “Our mission is to...

The Fort Okanogan Interpretive Center at 14370 Hwy. 17, near the junctions of State Routes 17 and U.S. Route 97 in Brewster, was added to the Washington Heritage Register in a nomination meeting earlier this month in Seattle.
REWSTER – The Fort Okanogan Interpretive Center at 14370 State Route 17, near the junctions of State Route 17 and U.S. Route 97 in Brewster has been selected to be included on the Washington Heritage Register by the Washington State Advisory Council on Historic Preservation following a nomination...

Brewster city officials Mayor Art Smyth, left, Director of Public Works Lee Webster, council member Avis Erickson, Clerk/Treasurer Misty Ruiz, council member Jan May, paid a visit to their state legislators earlier this month to thank them for their help in securing water system funding.
OLYMPIA – It isn’t every day that the Washington State House of Representatives acknowledges en masse a small town’s achievement with a standing ovation. And when Brewster city officials made a special trip to the State House in mid-March to thank their legislators for city water financing...

Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal addressed the Bridgeport City Council.
BRIDGEPORT – City Council members put in a long night at their regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, March 21, where they address a laundry list of fees, ordinances and needs. Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal delivered a summary of activities by his office since January including an update...

Bridgeport resident Dan Petersen, left, is in favor of chickens within the city limits while Meredith Spencer is opposed.
BRIDGEPORT – Why did the Bridgeport resident cross the road? Last Wednesday, March 20, it was to attend the regular monthly meeting of the Bridgeport City Council where, among other items on the agenda, was an application to keep four chickens inside the city limits. “I see on the agenda that...

The new playground equipment will replace this set currently occupying the site.
BREWSTER – A new playground, that will be located in the field north of the Brewster Boys and Girls Club, received funding and construction approval from the city council at its regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, March 14. The estimated $38,800 installation has been a pet project of council...

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