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OKANOGAN – Election officials in all of the state’s 39 counties will, for the first time, be able to issue and track ballots for processing in real time in the upcoming August primary thanks to a new statewide voter registration system called VoteWA. The new program is part of the state’s effort to...

Pateros Peninsula Park
PATEROS – The city of Pateros is proposing an amendment to the Okanogan County Code (OCC) to allow boaters to access the estuary at Peninsula Park for ingress and egress to private docks. At the regular council meeting last Monday, July 15, city administrator Jord Wilson explained that the existing...
OKANOGAN – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) paid the Okanogan County Public Utility District its final reimbursement last month for the 2014 Carlton Complex wildfire. PUD finance and accounting director Don Coppock said the final payment of $494,870.46 brought to $8.2 million the...
PATEROS – Washington Governor and 2020 Democratic Presidential candidate Jay Inslee will be in Pateros from 4-4:45 p.m., Friday, July 21, to visit the Smoke and Reflections exhibit at 170 Pateros Mall as part of a fifth anniversary tour of the Carlton Complex wildfire. The Smoke and Reflections...

Keith Zwiegle, Pateros fire chief
PATEROS – During the regular monthly meeting of the city council last Monday, July 15, Fire Chief Keith Zwiegle announced that the Pateros Fire Department has partnered with the American Red Cross in a campaign to supply and install free smoke alarms to any homeowners who need them. Zwiegle said...

Pateros-Brewster-Bridgeport Senior Center patrons line up for one of the three meals served weekly by Okanogan Transportation and Nutrition.
BREWSTER – Representatives of the Pateros-Brewster-Bridgeport Senior Center appeared before the regular monthly meeting of the city council on Wednesday, July 10, with a proposal for the city to step in and help with the center’s maintenance and operating costs. Senior Center President Kathy Lowry...

The STYLE (Songwriting Through Youth Literature Education) team will perform a concert inspired by children’s and youth literature at the Brewster library at 1 p.m., Thursday, July 18. The music variety show will feature songs based on the stories and characters from popular books. The STYLE team will also work with the audience to record a song on a professional recording setup with a recording engineer.
BREWSTER – Librarian Rebecca Zion reminded members of the Brewster Chamber of Commerce during their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 3, that there’s a ton of activities for the whole family happening at the Brewster library this month. Adult Coloring Night has been extended from 4:30-6:30...
OKANOGAN – The Office of the Okanogan County Auditor advises that some changes to state election laws approved by the 2018-19 legislative sessions became effective on July 1, 2019. The changes related to pre-paid postage, online voter registration, same-day registration, and future voters are...
BREWSTER – The Brewster Police Department will join with the community to celebrate National Night Out on the first Tuesday in August, which this year is August 6, from 5-7 p.m. at the Brewster Boys & Girls Club at 600 W. Cliff Avenue. Entering its 36th year, National Night Out is observed in...

PUD Network Manager John MacDonald, center, accepts the UTC Apex Award on behalf of the entire PUD and his team of two technicians and two network analysts during ceremonies at the five-day Telecom and Technology Conference in Fort Worth, Texas last June.
OKANOGAN – The national spotlight was on the Okanogan PUD last month when the Utilities Technology Council (UTC) bestowed its top honor, the Apex Award, on the local utility’s broadband department during the UTC Telecom and Technology Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, June 19. The prestigious...

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