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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...

Greg Goodnight, Pateros School Superintendent
QUAD CITIES – Schools in the Quad City area from Pateros to Mansfield opened or will open doors from Monday, August 27 in Pateros through Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Mansfield, to welcome students to the 2018-19 academic year. Brewster and Bridgeport both opened Wednesday, August 29.   Pateros The 319...

Jesus Hernandez, left, CEO of Family Health Centers stands with Brewster Hero recipients Brian Paine, Director of the Brewster Boys and Girls Club; Shan Miller, Brewster pool manager and owner of Sweet T’s Unique Gifts; and Brewster Police Chief Nattalie Cariker. The three were honored during a ceremony at BBGC, August 22, during observance of National Health Center Week, August 12-18.

Traffic was restricted to one-way on U.S. 97 west of Brewster last Tuesday while WSDOT crews relocated the centerline prior to beginning the installation of a two-way left turn lane at the intersection of U.S. 97 and Brewster Grange Road.
BREWSTER – A crew from the Washington State Department of Transportation out of Wenatchee began preparing a stretch of U.S. 97 west of the Brewster city limits last Monday, August 27 for the installation of a two-way left-turn lane at the intersection of Brewster Grange Road.   On Tuesday, August...
  The Okanogan County Central Landfill, Ellisforde Transfer Station, Bridgeport Transfer Station, and Twisp Transfer Station will be closed on Saturday, September 1, 2018 in observance of Labor Day Holiday. They will all be open on regular schedules Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

Tiffany Troxell Brown, left, gets a hug after her run driving the vintage Calypso.
PATEROS – A heavy layer of smoke from Canadian wildfires could neither smother the fun nor dampen the thunder of the hydroplanes that descended on Lake Pateros for the annual Pateros Hydro Classic/Terry Troxell Memorial Regatta last Saturday and Sunday, August 19-20. Brandon Cushing , owner of the...

Acting Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris addressed the Bridgeport City Council last week
BRIDGEPORT – Acting Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris addressed the regular monthly meeting of city council last Wednesday, August 15, and updated members on the recent developments in law enforcement circles. Morris announced that deputy Sam Tonseth has been appointed the new Bridgeport School...

Bridgeport property owner Scott Wright addressed the council concerning two parcels of land at Atomic Way.
BRIDGEPORT – “My greatest education in life was to be raised by a single mom in the latter days of the Great Depression,” Bridgeport resident Scott Wright said to members of the Bridgeport City Council. “and almost all of my clothes and treasures were made from the discards of other people.”...

The segment of Ives Warren Alley denoted by the line of red dashes was renamed Otto Alley; the portion in blue dashes was renamed Otto Street.
PATEROS – The city council voted to rename a long alley between Warren Avenue and Beach Street to qualify for improvement funds at its regular monthly meeting last Monday, August 20. City Administrator Jord Wilson met with a representative of the Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) to inquire...
BRIDGEPORT – With a deadline fast-approaching on Sept. 5, Bridgeport Mayor Janet Conklin asked council members to authorize an addition to the city’s Capital Facilities Plan, so the city could apply for funds from the Douglas County Regional Council (DCRC) to install a readerboard in front of city...

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