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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.
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.
   

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