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Photo By Mike Maltais Alvin Hymer opened the Sweet River Bakery in 2002.
PATEROS – Family and friends are mourning the loss of Methow resident and Pateros businessman, Alvin E. Hymer, 74, who drowned in the Methow River, Saturday afternoon, July 1, while attempting to rescue his two dogs from the current. Hymer and his wife were at the river near the confluence...

Flames were visible to the front and right of the water cannon operator.
  BREWSTER – A multi-alarm fire damaged at least six apartments in the 25-unit Vista Park Homes affordable housing complex at 509 S. Fourth Street in Brewster on Wednesday evening, July 12. Before the blaze was contained, fire units from Bridgeport, Pateros, Malott, Okanogan, and the Methow Valley...

Photo By Mike Maltais Frank Koultelieris was sworn in as the newest member of the Brewster Police Department last month.
BREWSTER – It was more of a homecoming than a new hire as Frank Koultelieris became the newest member of the Brewster Police Department with his official swearing in by chief Nattalie Cariker at the Brewster city council meeting on June 14. Koultelieris first served on the Brewster force about...

Photo By Mike Maltais
  Team roping was just one of many activities that filled the July 4 holiday weekend. Malott resident, Mike Jones, right, catches or “heads” a Corriente steer in his home arena as heeler, Ron Stevens, from Omak, closes in to try and catch both hind feet to complete the round and qualify for a score...
CHELAN - On Saturday, July 1 around 7:30 p.m, the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) received a report of an overdue aircraft which had left the Chelan Airport at approximately 6:30 a.m. The aircraft, which had two occupants on board, was thought to be heading toward Douglas County or Okanogan...

Photo By Mike Maltais Pateros light poles, like this one in Peninsula Park, will be fitted with a longer lasting, energy efficient LED fixture.
PATEROS – The special city council meeting held at city hall last Thursday, June 29, was short and to-the-point: approve a contract for an upgrade of city street lights and its attendant interlocal agreement with the Okanogan PUD that will perform the conversion. The program, Relight Washington,...

Photo By Mike Maltais Brewster public works director, Lee Webster points to some interior damage found during a recent inspection of the city’s old water tank.
BREWSTER – In a second - and special - session this month, the city council approved several resolutions including the six-year street plan, purchase of a mini excavator, and surplus of a Brewster police car and received an update from Public Works director, Lee Webster on the status of the city’s...

Photo By Mike Maltais
      Work is underway to prepare the east end of Ives Landing for additional tent pads, RV, truck and camper spaces and a 16-foot by 16-foot gazebo. DJB Construction, LLC, of Wenatchee, was awarded the bid to do the work.  

Photo By Mike Maltais
  Forms have been built and rebar is in place as the initial construction phase of the new Pateros sign begins along the east side of U.S. 97 south of Pateros.      

Photo by Mike Maltais Alvin Hymer opened the Sweet River Bakery in 2002
  PATEROS – Family and friends are mourning the loss of Pateros resident and businessman, Alvin E. Hymer, 74, who drowned in the Methow River, Saturday afternoon, June 1, while attempting to rescue his two dogs from the current. Hymer and his wife were at the river near the confluence McFarland...

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