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Dal Dagnon of D&D Auction Sales makes his pitch at last Saturday’s 40th annual Mansfield Lions Club Auction.
MANSFIELD – The Lions Club’s 40th annual October auction is in the Town at the End of the Rails’ record book but it took four auctioneers and a full day of barking, bidding, and buying to get it there. A larger-than-average selection of items, including farm machinery that overflowed onto...

Ground work is underway for a new water reservoir adjacent to the Pateros Cemetery. The contract to build the 550,000-plus gallon cast-in-place structure was awarded to Tapani Underground of Battle Ground, Wash. - Photo by Mike Maltais

The city’s third well site in the parking lot on the north side of West Lakeshore Drive across from the city park is also the site for a proposed Interpretive Center and pump station. The city needs three wells for peak use periods and backup.
PATEROS – Drilling for city wells by Blue Star Enterprises Northwest of Richland began last month when the commercial well driller sunk the first casing at a site on the south side of East Industrial Way north of South Dawson Street. When the strong presence of creosote was found between five and...
  BREWSTER - On Oct. 27 beginning at 8 p.m., the Legion will be hosting The Crane Band. Cost to attend is by donation. The first session will be dedicated to country western music for those country western dancers. The later sessions will be a variation of rock and classic rock.  They will also...

Photos by Mike Maltais - Senator Hawkins meets with Pateros Mayor Carlene Anders and Pateros sixth grade students camping at Alta Lake State Park last Friday.
  PATEROS – Washington State Senator Brad Hawkins, representing the four-county 12th District that includes part of Okanogan County, visited Pateros and Winthrop as part of a three-day Listening Tour last Friday, Oct. 6.  Hawkins said he conceived the Listening Tour “primarily to inform myself on...

Angle parking on at least half of downtown’s Main Street is a topic under consideration by the Bridgeport City Council. Photo by Mike Maltais
BRIDGEPORT – Angle parking on that portion of State Route 173 that is Main Street between 10th and 13th streets downtown is under consideration by members of the city council. Bridgeport Public Works Superintendent Stuart Dezellem addressed council regarding what he has learned so far in his...
    TONASKET -  A Candidate Development workshop will be held in Tonasket, on Oct. 15, 2017, 12:30-4 p.m. at the Community Cultural Center, 411 S. Western Avenue. Ashley Thrasher, Program Manager at TwispWorks, will lead a workshop titled: “Run for Office or Run a Campaign”. The training session...

Brad Felger, owner of Airstrike Bird Control of Paso Robles, Calif., explained how his falcons are used to combat pest birds.
PATEROS – The ninth annual Chelan Ridge Hawk Migration Festival held at Pateros Memorial Park last Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15-16, was a hit for folks who not only learned about migratory raptors, but also other subjects ranging from beavers to bees. See more photos in our Photo Gallery at the...

The Bridgeport Foursquare Church has served the community as the home for the Bridgeport Food Bank for more than 25 years. Photos by Mike Maltais
  BRIDGEPORT – Short of a savior with a new place to relocate, the Bridgeport Food Bank, that has been supplying food to needy families for more than 25 years, will close its doors following its final food distribution day on Thursday, Sept. 28. The closure will leave some 150 to 200 people, who...

Site manager John Taminjin poses before the backdrop of the cherry and apple orchard being developed at Veterans Victory Village north of Pateros. Photo by Mike Maltais
  PATEROS – Three miles north of Pateros on Watson Road, a new opportunity for military veterans is rising from the ashes of the 2014 Carlton Complex wildfire. Called appropriately, Project Phoenix, the project is a 1,600-acre agricultural site on Tatley Farms where vets are invited to learn a...

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