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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...
BRIDGEPORT – Some days it just doesn’t pay to even get out of bed. And on those days when you do, it doesn’t pay to flee the scene of a routine traffic incident.; and especially NOT in the snow. A suspect, now in custody of law enforcement authorities, learned that the hard way last February in...
OLYMPIA – Washington state 12th District legislators Cary Condotta, R-Wenatchee, and Mike Steele, R-Chelan, fielded citizens’ questions and participated in live public polls during a one-hour Telephone Town Hall from their offices in the state capitol, last Wednesday, March 15. Following a short...

Kurt Daniso, Highlands Associates IT
BRIDGEPORT – Council members got a first look at the updated Capital Improvements Plan compiled for the City of Bridgeport by planner Kurt Danison, owner of Highland Associates, a local IT consulting service, at their regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, March 15. In a comprehensive 123-page...

David Christenson, Gamble Sands General Manager.
BREWSTER –The award-winning Gamble Sands Golf and Inn held a special Open House Saturday, March 11, to introduce the site’s many amenities to members of the local business community and promote the resort’s meeting and retreat attractions. Gamble Sands General Manager, David Christenson, and Sales...

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