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Swimmers at the Brewster public pool pick up some pointers on proper kicking during the ninth annual World’s Largest Swimming Lesson.
BREWSTER – The Brewster Boys and Girls Club was a busy place on Wednesday and Thursday, June 20-21, as the New Old Time Chautauqua complete with band, dancers and entertainers stopped by for a visit on Wednesday, and the kids participated in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson on Thursday. The New...
BREWSTER – Area residents can enjoy an early evening parade in Brewster and light fireworks at Pateros Memorial Park on Wednesday, July 4. The Brewster Chamber of Commerce is hosting the annual Independence Day parade that will march down the city’s Main Street at 6 p.m. Interested participants can...

The marina cove dock was busy with youngsters and their adult assistants during the Hooked on Kids Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 9.
BRIDGEPORT – This year’s annual Hooked on Kids Fishing Derby, sponsored by the City of Bridgeport, started an hour earlier at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 9, with lots of limits for young anglers who got their lines in the water when the trout were biting best. Bridgeport Mayor Janet Conklin, on hand to...
Wenatchee – Eastern Washington has already experienced its first couple wildfires of the season and as conditions continue to dry out across the state, the danger of fires caused by individuals discarding lit tobacco products or other lit material from their vehicles increase.  One careless action...

Darold Brandenburg and the Bumblebee, his 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle convertible, made a special trip from Winthrop to attend the Cherries Jubilee Car Show.
BREWSTER – By all accounts from both participants and spectators, the first annual Cherries Jubilee was a hit on all fronts from the early morning three-kilometer Fun Walk/Run to the closing entertainment that brought down the curtain at 9 p.m. The 10 a.m. parade included a float from the Omak...

Jesse Hodges works in the Acute Care Department at Three Rivers Hospital
BREWSTER – Jesse Hodges, a Registered Nurse who has worked in the Acute Care Department at Three Rivers Hospital (TRH) since May 2016, has been selected as this year’s winner of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses recognizing and celebrating nurses who provide extraordinary compassionate and...
BRIDGEPORT – During one of his regular monthly reports to a City Council meeting last year, Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal told council members about the need for the county to build a new facility for law enforcement use. This month, Jordyn Giulio, Douglas County Records and Risk Manager...

Ben Varela of Varela & Associates
PATEROS – City Council members dispensed with an agenda of  committee reports, five resolutions, three business items and a public hearing is less than an hour during their regular monthly meeting last Monday, June 18. In the absence of any citizen comment on the public hearing concerning the city...

A collection of limited edition Boyds Bears went for a rock-bottom price.
PATEROS – Warren Avenue West, from Riverside Drive on the west to Dawson Street on the east, was Yard Sale Central last weekend as half of the 16 locations that participated in the city’s annual 2018 City Wide Yard Sales event from Thursday, June 14 through Saturday, June 16, were Warren Avenue...

Emily, 3, and Miriam Lozano, 8, pose with their proud father after catching trout in Pateros last Sund
PATEROS – The Douglas County PUD fish wagon carrying trout from the Wells Dam Hatchery arrived early Sunday morning, June 17, to transfer its slimy cargo of fat rainbows into three large stock water tanks provided by Ag Supply in Brewster and spaced along Lakeshore Drive at Pateros Memorial Park....

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