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Waterdog performed at Stormy Mountain Brewing in downtown Chelan last Saturday in a fundraiser for the Pat McFadden family of Bridgeport who lost their home in a house fire in early January. Pictured from left are Shaggy Freeman, guitar, Cathy Morehead, vocals, an unidentified audience member helping belt out “Louie, Louie”, Denny Gilfillan on bass in the background, and Steve Barone, guitar. Not pictured but also playing are Cary Ordway on keyboard and Greg Wright on drums.
CHELAN – Stormy Mountain Brewing was rockin’ last Saturday as the barbecue restaurant and local ale vendor teamed up with popular Wenatchee band, Waterdog, in a fundraiser for a Bridgeport family recently struck by tragedy. The musical benefit raised funds and donations for the family of Pat...
PATEROS – By a margin of almost 10 percent, Pateros voters approved the four-year Educational Programs and Operation Levy (EP&O) for the Pateros School District in the Feb. 13 Special Election. Results from the Okanogan County Auditor’s Office showed 197 votes or 59.34 percent in favor of the...

Rep. Mike Steele, R-Chelan authored the bill that would make it a civil infraction for a person to misrepresent their pet as a service animal.
OLYMPIA - The state House of Representatives unanimously approved a measure Thursday (Feb. 8) that would make it a civil infraction for a person to misrepresent their pet as a service animal.  Rep. Mike Steele, www.mikesteele.houserepublicans.wa.gov/, R-Chelan, who authored the bill, says the idea...
Wenatchee -  The Numerica Performing Arts Center heads into Spring with burlesque by The Atomic Bombshells, a corresponding Burlesque 101 Class taught by the Atomic Bombshells themselves on March 3, followed by the March Monthly Movie on the Big Screen: Paint Your Wagon on March 15.  The Atomic...

Former Navy Commander and pilot Pat McFadden addressed the Bridgeport school student body on the observance of Veterans Day last November.
BRIDGEPORT – Friends and supporters of Pat McFadden, Taralee Martin and Tommy Martin, who lost their residence in a house fire Jan. 6, are invited to attend a community benefit dinner and silent auction from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Bridgeport High School. McFadden and Tommy Martin were both...

This mature bald eagle was photographed near Chief Joseph Dam at Bridgeport last February.
BRIDGEPORT – Local bird lovers can become research assistants for a weekend when the annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) gets underway for four days from Friday, Feb. 19, through Monday, Feb. 19. GBBC debuted in 1998 through the combined efforts of the Natural Audubon Society and the Cornell...

As the photo shows, the Loup luge experience can be enjoyed by just about anyone, like this young family with a dog running point and a toddler in tow.
OKANOGAN COUNTY – The Loup Loup Ski Bowl has debuted a new twist to its miles of lightly used groomed Nordic trails with the introduction this season of natural luge sledding. Luge, popular in Europe and our neighbor to the north, is also a high-speed, hair-raising Olympic sport that has been...

When Pateros expands its recycle capacity, the city plans to add two additional dumpsters that will take plastics and tin cans.
BREWSTER – The City of Chelan recently unveiled a plan to switch to curbside recycle pickups and close its current recycle drop-off facility located along State Route 97A on the north end of town. Chelan officials estimate that 40 percent of the city’s recycle business comes from outside the local...
BRIDGEPORT – In two separate unrelated cases, Douglas County deputies arrested suspects on various charges ranging from possession of stolen property and firearms violations to possession of a controlled substance. According to reports submitted by Douglas County Undersheriff Kevin Morris, at...
WENTCHEE - The Community Foundation of NCW is now accepting applications for a $50,000 Endowment Grant to support one nonprofit in Chelan, Douglas, or Okanogan county. An endowment fund at CFNCW provides a nonprofit agency an annual income disbursement to support its operations while the principal...

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