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OKANOGAN – Property revaluation notices from the Okanogan County Assessor’s Office will be going into the mail on May 31 to property owners within the Brewster and Pateros School Districts as well as to those portions of the Bridgeport, Grand Coulee and Chelan School Districts located in Okanogan...

Three interested observers watch Isaac Wall, left, and Jord Wilson set a native pine in its new home at the Memorial to the Methow Park last Friday.
PATEROS – The observance and tradition of Arbor Day, first inaugurated in 1872 with the planting of more than one million trees in Nebraska, was well-celebrated in Pateros, one of 90 Tree Cities in the state, last Friday afternoon, April 28. Activities got underway with the free distribution of...

Brewster second grade student, Natalee Vandelac, reads a job description during the Teach Children to Save Day program presented by the Brewster branch of Wells Fargo Bank. Standing behind Vandelac is Wells Fargo branch manager, Nestor Lemus.
BREWSTER – The local branch of Wells Fargo Bank, in conjunction with the American Bankers Association (ABA), and Junior Achievement of Washington (JA), hosted Teach Children to Save Day (TCSD) for second grade students at Brewster Elementary School last Thursday, April 27. The volunteer program,...
PATEROS – Methow businessman, Randy Moore, addressed the Pateros Chamber of Commerce at its regular meeting April 6, to introduce a petition he is circulating among area businesses to gain support for closure of a popular fishing spot on the Methow River. Moore, owner of the Lightning Pine RV Park...
BREWSTER – The Brewster-Pateros-Bridgeport Senior Center has adopted new hours for its Thrift Store, said president Kathy Lowry. The new hours will be from 8 to 11:45 a.m. Monday through Thursday. “We will try and see how it works to open the store every other Saturday beginning May 1 from 10 a.m...

OCLTRG volunteers Terry and Debbie Parsons devoted the last two years to helping those who were affected by the fires in 2014 and 2015.
PATEROS – Every week for the past two years, a select group of volunteers has gathered to discuss the clients and cases that comprise the work that remains to help victims trying to recover from the two largest wildfires in the state’s history, the 2014 Carlton Complex and the 2015 Okanogan Complex...

Vince Martinez
BRIDGEPORT – The Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Bridgeport Daze celebration again this year, said chamber president, Vince Martinez, who addressed the city council at its regular meeting last Wednesday, April 19.   The two-day celebration will feature the same attractions as last year: “...

The old Pateros sign stood as a landmark for many years.
PATEROS – An excavator on the site of the new Pateros sign south of Pateros moved the first scoopfuls of dirt, Tuesday, April 11, marking the start of a construction campaign that is expected to be completed in time for this year’s Apple Pie Jamboree in July. Steve Varrelman, owner of BTO...

The Easter Bunny grabbed a prize of his own in two-year-old Miriam Garcia at the BBGC Egg Hunt.
BREWSTER – Kids by the carload with patient parents in tow turned out for Easter Egg Hunts from Pateros to Mansfield last weekend as the Brewster Boys and Girls Club, Bridgeport Eagles, Mansfield Lions, and Howard’s on the River in Pateros each held its own event. The largest turnout was at the...

About 35 fruit warehouse controlled atmosphere equipment operators gathered at the Central Building in Pateros on Friday, April 8, for an ammonia safety class as part of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance training. North Valley Mechanical, Inc. of Okanogan, hosts the annual continuing education seminars in Pateros and Wenatchee.

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