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Norman Tupling
MANSFIELD - NCW Media's Managing Editor Gary Bégin interviewed Republican Norman Tupling as to why he wants to become the next commissioner in Douglas County, District 3. These are his answers: NCW Media: What is it that you bring to the table as opposed to your opponent? Norman Tupling: I know...
PATEROS – Salley Bull, a fourth generation Okanogan County resident, is running for the position of Okanogan County Commissioner, District 3, against incumbent Jim Detro. Bull is a member of the Okanogan County Planning Commission and the Okanogan County Board of Equalization, among other...

Steve Brown appeared before the Brewster Chamber of Commerce this month.
BREWSTER – Steve Brown, a deputy in the Okanogan County Sheriff’s office, is running for the office of Okanogan County sheriff. Brown has degrees in Parks and Recreation, Wildlife, and Criminal Justice. He began his law enforcement career as a deputy for the Colville Confederated Tribes in 1999....

Tony Hawley manned his campaign booth at the Okanogan County Fair last September.
OKANOGAN – Tony Hawley, a Marine veteran and 23-year member of the Okanogan County Sheriff’s office, has thrown his hat into the ring for the office of Okanogan County Sheriff. Hawley has an Associate’s degree from the University of Phoenix, Bachelors and Master of Science Strategic Leadership from...
OKANOGAN – As its career expo draws near, WorkSource Okanogan County has released a list of vendors that have signed on to participate in the mid-October at the fairgrounds. WorkSource Career Connection Specialist Kristi O’Neill advised recently: “We currently have about 75 vendors confirmed and...
PATEROS – Contributors have less than 30 days to submit wildfire survival stories for the upcoming IRIS  Success Summit to be held in Pateros in mid-November. IRIS, the Initiative for Rural Innovation and Stewardship, wants to showcase success stories for Pateros Strong, its ninth annual North...

Kurt Danison of Highland Associates is Bridgeport's city planner.
BRIDGEPORT – Citizens who want to speak their piece about zoning and land use issues inside the city limits will have their opportunity next month. The Bridgeport Planning Commission will convene a public hearing at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at City Hall to consider amendments to the city’s...

The Brewster Senior Center is located just off Main at 109 Bridge Street in downtown Brewster.
BREWSTER – The Senior Center located at 109 S. Bridge Street, that serves senior citizens in the communities of Pateros, Brewster, and Bridgeport, is facing the real prospect that the facility may soon be forced to close its doors. Dwindling participation, declining membership, and operating costs...
BRIDGEPORT – A Bridgeport couple perished in a house fire on Old Highland Orchard Road on the south side of Bridgeport, Sunday, Sept. 16. Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris reported that investigators located two bodies inside a burned residence at 760 Old Highland Orchard Road and while positive...

This sign hanging just outside the doors to Bridgeport City Hall sums up an ongoing problem in two languages. Note that no chickens are shown.
BRIDGEPORT – Of all those creatures residing within the city limits of Bridgeport, it appears that the two-legged ones are the most law-abiding. I’m referring, of course, to chickens.   Since the Bridgeport City Council voted last March to allow the feathered denizens within the city limits on a...

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