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Brewster home-schooled fourth grader, Aubrey Thorn, poses with her painting of the northern lights that she titled “Aurora’s Majesty’’.
BREWSTER – Aubrey Thorn, the home-schooled 10-year-old daughter of Greg and Holly Thorn, just completed fourth grade at the Log Church Christian School in Brewster. One of Thorn’s instructors at the school is Angelina Walker who teaches art to the third and fourth graders there. The medium appeared...
SEATTLE, Wash. – Lewis Blakeney, a certified business advisor with the Washington Small Business Development Center, was named the network’s 2018 Star Performer for his work with small business owners in North Central Washington. The award was announced May 3 at the U.S. Small Business...

Trick roping standing still is hard enough. These artists were moving.
BRIDGEPORT – Another successful Bridgeport Daze is in the books for the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce that organized and supervised the annual event for its second consecutive year. Chamber president Vince Martinez, who was working the parade route as entrants that began lining up at 9 a.m....

Greg Goodnight will assume the duties of Pateros School Superintendent on July 1, 2018.
PATEROS – The Board of Directors of the Pateros School District announced the hiring of a new school superintendent to replace Lois Davies who resigned her position effective June 30. Goodnight graduated Washington State University with his Bachelor of Science degree and received his Master’s in...

Descendants of Frank Edward Fuller, who served in World War II, gather at his memorial marker at the Pateros Cemetery.
PATEROS – On Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, nearly 50 flags decorated the drive leading to the Pateros Cemetery with its commanding view overlooking the confluence of the Methow and Columbia rivers. Buried there among other veterans is James W. Meadows, who served in World War I, and Vern E....
PATEROS – The city council met in special session at 7 a.m. Monday, May 28, to address several issues of a timely  nature. Council members approved Ordinance 762, a non-exclusive Franchise Agreement with Pateros CA, LLC, that operates controlled atmosphere facilities, for the location of pipelines...

Fancy wheels like this 1970 Chev C10 pickup owned by Mario Sanchez and prancing horses like this full blood Andalusian ridden by Tony Perez are regulars in the Bridgeport Daze parade.
BRIDGEPORT – Bridgeport’s signature summer event, Bridgeport Daze, sponsored by the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce, will pop the cork on festivities and fun at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 2. Activities and vendors will get things warmed up in Fireman Park at 10th Street and Columbia Avenue as entries...

Karl Word brought his proposal for a Brewster outdoor volleyball court to the June 2017 Brewster City Council meeting.
BREWSTER – Plans to construct an outdoor volleyball court near Brewster High School have been cancelled after community support for the project failed to materialize. Karl Word, a Brewster alum and Bears sports booster said he pulled the plug on the project when solicitations to prospective donors...

Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers
OKANOGAN – Candidate filing week opened across the state on May 14, and prospective office seekers had through Friday, May 18, to get on the ballot. Online filing was open through 4 p.m., May 18, and that allowed plenty of time to nominate even an unwitting citizen to a vacant seat. In Douglas and...

Pateros Fire Chief Keith Zweigle previewed new high-pressure oxygen tanks the department recently purchased with a FEMA grant.
PATEROS – One ordinance and four resolutions won unanimous approval at the regular monthly meeting of the Pateros City Council at its regular meeting last Monday, May 21. An ordinance discussed at last month’s meeting to allow wildfire victims to live in temporary housing while rebuilding their...

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