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Leslie McNamara, right, pictured here with Three River Hospital Board Chairwoman, Vicki Orford, is the newest member of the TRH Board of Commissioners.
BREWSTER – Three Rivers Hospital (TRH) has announced the appointment of Brewster resident, Leslie McNamara as the newest member of the TRH Board of Commissioners. In a media release issued August 31, TRH Business Development Coordinator Christopher Majors disclosed that McNamara was selected to...
PATEROS - Residents of northcentral Washington interested in fish and wildlife issues can talk with local Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) staff at a public meeting Tuesday, Sept. 19 in Pateros. The meeting is scheduled from 6 – 8 p.m., at the Howard*s on the River Central...
OMAK - Every year the participants in the orchestra and chorus for Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus (OVOC) wait eagerly for Labor Day to arrive because the rehearsals for the upcoming concert season begin that first week of September.   OVOC is composed of all volunteer musicians drawing...

The Douglas County PUD plans to construct 10 new RV spaces along Columbia Avenue at the Conklin Boat Launch at the west end of Bridgeport. The city wants to join the project and pay for the installation of seven additional sites.
BRIDGEPORT –  The city council voted to allocate money from its general fund to go forward with plans to construct seven additional RV sites at the Conklin Boat Launch in conjunction with a PUD construction project. In its regular monthly meeting, August 16, Council committed $225,000 to the...

These two London Plane trees in Columbia Cove Park have been selected as the first tree sculptures in the city of Brewster.
BREWSTER – The city took a step closer toward its first official tree sculpture project when it voted to authorize funds to address two diseased trees in Columbia Cove Park. At its regular monthly meeting, August 9, Council voted to authorize $5,000 dollars for the pruning and possible sculpting...
QUAD CITY – Schools at Bridgeport, Brewster and Pateros all began classes on Wednesday, August 30, while the Mansfield School district will start its school year on Sept. 5. Pateros There are four new faces on the teaching staff at Pateros schools this year, according to District Office...

Council Member Jackie Hentges
BRIDGEPORT – Owners of inoperable, unlicensed or junk vehicles within the city limits might want to start giving thought to what future plans they have in mind for their automotive “treasures”. The number of abandoned, junk and inoperable vehicles within the city limits has increased to the point...
BREWSTER – A packed chamber and full agenda faced city council members at their regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, August 9. Most significant among the evening’s business was news that the city was recently awarded a $6.3-million-dollar USDA Rural Development (RD) grant that will be used to...

Pateros hydro owner Dale Burnison watches as driver Fred Wright takes the vintage “Country Girl” out for an exhibition run on Lake Pateros last weekend.
PATEROS – Despite a strong competing venue – the Omak Stampede –  30 miles to the north last weekend, the Pateros Terry Troxel Memorial Hydro Classic, featuring the American Power Boat Association’s Western Divisional Championships, drew a strong crowd of both drivers and spectators at Lake Pateros...

Brian Paine, BBGC Director
BREWSTER – When Brian Paine assumed the post as director of the Brewster Boys and Girls Club (BBGC) - the only one at that time in Central Washington - in June 2015, part of his goal was to use the BBGC to seed others in the surrounding counties. That goal is now becoming a reality. The Boys and...

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