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BREWSTER – Council member John Housden was the lone dissenting vote in opposition to revised Ordinance 889, approved by the Brewster City Council last Wednesday, April 12, that allows pit bull dogs to reside once again within the Brewster city limits. The new ordinance includes several additions...

This large metal sculpture, depicting a spear fisherman on horseback by artist, Smoker Marchand, will be installed at the Memorial to the Methow park later this year.
PATEROS – The Ives Landing RV Park renovation and expansion project took a major step forward at the Pateros City Council meeting last Monday, April 17, with the selection of DJB Construction, LLC in Wenatchee. DJB’s was one of two bids opened on Tuesday, April 11, and was the lowest at $256,775.34...

Martin, left, and Manny Hurtado appeared before the Brewster City Council last Wednesday, April 12, to announce plans to open a new Farmers Market in downtown Brewster.
BREWSTER – Barring any last-minute delays, a new Farmers Market will open for business in Brewster on the last weekend of this month. Brothers Manny and Martin Hurtado have set Saturday, April 29, as the day they will open for business at Sixth and Main streets. The Hurtados appeared at the...

Marco Antonio Aguilar-Cendajas
OKANOGAN – A body recovered from the Okanogan River last month was positively identified last Friday, April 7, as that of a 26-year-old Malott man who had been missing since Dec. 14, Okanogan County coroner, Dave Rodriguez said. The remains of Marco Antonio Aguilar-Cendajas were positively...

Each member of the AmeriCorps NCCC Silver 7 Team received a Certificate of Appreciation like this one signed by Pateros Mayor Carlene Anders in recognition of community service following the 2014-15 wildfires.
PATEROS – The latest team of 11 AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) volunteers have been busy working with the Okanogan County Long Term Recovery Group (OKLTRG) since their arrival here March 28. Last Tuesday, April 4, Mayor Carlene Anders presented each team member with a...

Car Wash ... This mudslide on State Route 153 near milepost three along the Methow River north of Pateros limited vehicle traffic to one lane as a road crew operating excavators worked to clear mud, rocks and debris from the road surface Friday morning.
   

Work is underway to complete the installation of a new electric car charging station in Bouska Square in downtown Bridgeport.
BRIDGEPORT – Electric cars will soon be a more frequent sight in Bridgeport thanks to a new car charging station that is nearing completion in Bouska Square in the city’s downtown core. The new station is a cooperative effort between the City of Bridgeport, the North Central Washington Economic...
BREWSTER - The Brewster Flat Irrigation District will be turning on irrigation water tentatively on April 3. Members are asked to shut off their water values before that date. For more information call (509) 689-2634.  

Marcos Aguilar-Cendajas
OKANOGAN – A body recovered from the waters of the Okanogan River on March 16 is undergoing forensic examination to determine if the remains are those of a young Malott man who was reported missing last Dec. 14. Two boaters discovered the body near an area called Rattlesnake Point, 2.5 miles south...

A handshake between Douglas County Commissioners’ Chair, Steve Jenkins (left) and Bridgeport School Superintendent, Scott Sattler, seals the transfer of 35 surplus computers from the county to the school. Standing to the left of Jenkins is Bridgeport School Board Chair, Janie Jenkins. To Jenkins’ right is District One Commissioner, Dan Sutton, and District Two Commissioner, Kyle Steinburg.
BRIDGEPORT – The school district was on the receiving end of an unexpected but welcome gift from the Douglas County Commissioners earlier this month. The commissioners presented the Bridgeport School District with 35 Dell computers as part of a dispersal of surplus inventory. Commissioners Steve...

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