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Kevin Daratha, left, and Brian Pearson of the Wenatchee Department of Transportation discussed a traffic upgrade on U.S. 97 south of Brewster.
BREWSTER – Representatives from the Wenatchee Department of Transportation for North Central Washington appeared before the Brewster City Council during its regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, July 11, to advise members to a traffic upgrade on State Route 97 south of Brewster later this summer...

Council members approved the conceptual plan for the downtown well house No. 4 prepared by city architect/engineer Varela & Associates at last Monday’s regular meeting.
ATEROS – Following a public informational session, city council members approved the conceptual design for the downtown dual-purpose well house No. 4 at their regular monthly meeting last Monday, July 16. The design, prepared by city architect/engineer Varela  Associates of Spokane, is the first of...
WENATCHEE - The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is looking for nominees to fill two vacancies on its 15-member Resource Advisory Committee (RAC). “Since 2000, the Okanogan-Wenatchee RAC has been able to help select more than 260 projects totaling over six and a half million dollars. These...
With the retirement of longtime Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal, Douglas County Sheriff candidate Leeon Leyde is looking to move up. The 54-year-old single dad has spent most of career with the Washington State Patrol and is currently with the Wenatchee Police Department. Wenatchee Business...
The Wenatchee Business Journal recently interviewed Douglas County Sheriff candidate Kevin Morris about why he wants to be elected as the next sheriff. He currently serves as the Undersheriff, but longtime Sheriff Harvey Gjesdale is retiring so he wants to step up. Here is what Morris had to say...

This chute gate from the dismantled Monse rodeo arena was a recent donation to the Interpretive Center by Mike Jones of Malott.
BREWSTER – Several new attractions lead the list of things to see at the Fort Okanogan Interpretive Center located near the junction of highways 17 and 174 east of Brewster. Director Kristen Heidenthal said a new addition to the exhibits is a detailed history of the architectural firm and building...

The next Great Careers workshop will be heald Wednesday July 25, at the WorkSource Omak office.
OMAK – WorkSource Okanogan, a job-search, employment training agency that works to match employers with job seekers with employers, will hold the second of two workshops titled Great Careers in Okanogan County from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, July 25, at the Omak WorkSource office at 126 S. Main...

Armed with water blasters, members of the Brewster Boys and Girls Club were hard to ignore.
BREWSTER – If a picture is worth a thousand words, then spectators shots a book full at Brewster’s annual Independence Day parade down Main Street on Wednesday, July 4. Floats, classic cars, political candidates, water blasters, horses, flags, balloons and lots and lots of candy made the 45-minute...

Nine of the 18 Real Housewives of Alta Lake included, from left, Margo Olson, Margo Kittle, Nellie Ortega, Patty Brown, Debbie Hoover, Mary Finerty, Val Brown, Kit Malone, and Lisa Raust.
PATEROS – One of the local area’s big sports events of the summer, the Pateros Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament was held on Saturday, June 29, at the Alta Lake Golf Resort. “We had a full field of teams, 17 in total, 68 players turn out,” resort co-owner Leigh Anne Barth said. The four-man, best...

Commissioner Andy Hover
OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Commissioners and members of the Okanogan County Fair Advisory Committee met last Monday, July 9, to discuss the welcome topic of how to channel $80,000 in grant funds awarded to the Fair by the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) last month....

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