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Brewster Elementary fifth grade D.A.R.E. graduates.
BREWSTER – Brewster Elementary School Drug Abuse Resistance Education or D.A.R.E. Program graduated 73 fifth graders from three classes on May 24. Brewster Police Chief Nattalie Cariker reported that students from the fifth-grade classes of Mrs. Johnson, Mr. Tollfeldt, and Mr. Miller participated...

Pictured left to right are: Advisor Mr. Ric Bayless, Rebecca Haney, Dallas Lowman, Christian Vargas, and Riley Wisdom.
MANSFIELD – Celebrating its 101st year, Mansfield High School held commencement exercises for the four members of the Class of 2018 at 6 p.m. last Friday, June 8. Graduating seniors included Salutatorian Christian Vargas, Valedictorian Riley Wisdom, Rebecca Haney, and Dallas Lowman. Graduating...

The Brewster High School Class of 2018.
BREWSTER – Fifty-six seniors – two of them in spirit – braved a brisk southwest wind and overcast skies to graduate Brewster High School in an outdoor ceremony on Champion Field last Saturday, June 8. In spite of the threatening weather the commencement came off without incident as Zulema Sotelo...

Omak Police Chief Jeff Koplin has thrown his badge into the ring as a candidate for Okanogan County Sheriff
BREWSTER – While the focus of the Chamber of Commerce’s regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, June 6, was tying up any loose ends for the first annual Cherries Jubilee on June 16, members found time to listen to two guest speakers, one a candidate for Okanogan County Sheriff and the other for the...

Dr. Laurie Arnold is the Director of Native American Studies at Gonzaga University
TWISP - Confluence Gallery and the Methow Valley Interpretive Center, together with Humanities WA, present Dr. Laurie Arnold, Director of Native American Studies at Gonzaga University, for a free presentation on indigenous Columbia Plateau art at the Confluence Gallery, 104 Glover St., Twisp at 6:...

Colton Dezellem caught a trout as last year’s Hooked on Kids Fishing Derby.
BRIDGEPORT – Hooked on Kids, the annual fishing derby sponsored by the City of Bridgeport, will welcome young anglers at the Marina Park cove at 8 a.m., Saturday, June 9. The cove will be stocked with 400 trout provided by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and its narrow entry channel...

Brewster home-schooled fourth grader, Aubrey Thorn, poses with her painting of the northern lights that she titled “Aurora’s Majesty’’.
BREWSTER – Aubrey Thorn, the home-schooled 10-year-old daughter of Greg and Holly Thorn, just completed fourth grade at the Log Church Christian School in Brewster. One of Thorn’s instructors at the school is Angelina Walker who teaches art to the third and fourth graders there. The medium appeared...
SEATTLE, Wash. – Lewis Blakeney, a certified business advisor with the Washington Small Business Development Center, was named the network’s 2018 Star Performer for his work with small business owners in North Central Washington. The award was announced May 3 at the U.S. Small Business...

Trick roping standing still is hard enough. These artists were moving.
BRIDGEPORT – Another successful Bridgeport Daze is in the books for the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce that organized and supervised the annual event for its second consecutive year. Chamber president Vince Martinez, who was working the parade route as entrants that began lining up at 9 a.m....

Greg Goodnight will assume the duties of Pateros School Superintendent on July 1, 2018.
PATEROS – The Board of Directors of the Pateros School District announced the hiring of a new school superintendent to replace Lois Davies who resigned her position effective June 30. Goodnight graduated Washington State University with his Bachelor of Science degree and received his Master’s in...

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