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State Senator Brad Hawkins
PATEROS – 12th District State Senator Brad Hawkins has scheduled stops at Pateros and Mansfield during his third annual Listening Tour of Okanogan, Douglas, Chelan, and Grant counties from Sept. 3-7. Citizens interested in discussing issues with their legislative representative are invited to...

The Pateros City Council met in special session last Monday to discuss a TIB grant application for a sidewalk project on Warren Avenue. Mike Maltais/QCH
PATEROS – The City Council met in special session last Monday, August 5, and approved an application to the state Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) for funding to extend a sidewalk on Warren Avenue, Phase 2, from Chris Street to Riverside Drive. That sounds simple enough and most of us take...

Bridgeport mayor Janet Conklin cuts the ribbon surrounded by state, county, and city officials who helped make the new park possible
BRIDGEPORT – A major development, tourist attraction, and economic asset made its official debut in this city last Saturday, August 3, when a ribbon-cutting ceremony dedicated Conklin Marina RV Park as Bridgeport’s newest achievement. Officials from the state, county, and city joined Bridgeport...

Mayor Anders, right, discusses emergency communications with Rep. Mike Steele, left, Gov. Inslee, and Rep. Keith Goehner outside the Smoke and Reflections exhibit.
PATEROS – Washington State Governor and 2020 Democratic Presidential candidate Jay Inslee paid  a visit to Pateros last Friday, July 19, to tour the city’s new water and reservoir system and make a side visit to the Smoke and Reflections exhibit documenting the 2014-15 Carlton Complex and Okanogan...
BRIDGEPORT – Council members voted to approve a “soft” opening of the newly completed 17-space Conklin RV Park during their regular monthly meeting on July 17. The city had postponed an earlier opening to allow the new landscaping to become established. They decided to begin allowing campers to...
BREWSTER – Fishermen have until Sunday, July 28, to purchase tickets for the Brewster King Salmon Derby being held this year from Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4. Tickets can be ordered online at brewstersalmonderby.com or by calling (509) 429-9309. A new development from last year is...
NESPELEM – Three agencies came together earlier this month for a food summit that taught youth representatives of several tribes the importance of food sovereignty and security on their reservations. Earlier this month, 18 young people from ages 13-25 representing seven different tribes...

A rainbow formed alongside the jet of water cooling the crowd from the fire department water tender.
PATEROS – The 71st Apple Pie Jamboree, the city’s largest annual celebration met all expectations and then some as crowds turned out for both the Friday evening parade, July 19, and the Saturday activities, food, and fun in the park and on the water. Concerns about changing the parade venue from...

Mike Lambert
PATEROS – For the fifth consecutive year the city of Pateros has been awarded the Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance award from State of Washington Department of Ecology (DOE). The award recognizes full compliance with DOE’s 2018 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System ...
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...

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