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The Pateros-Brewster-Bridgeport Senior Center honored Okanogan County Transportation and Nutrition Site Director Dorothy (Dot) Jess who retired last month after 24 years of service at the Senior Center. The Center served a custom-made cake with ice cream for the occasion and presented Jess with cards and gifts. She also received a dozen yellow roses from her daughter. Rose Guzman, left, cuts the retirement cake for Jess, center, as Senior Center President Kathy Lowry observes.
PATEROS – The contract for construction of Well House No. 4 in the downtown parking area that the city council hoped to award during a special morning meeting last Friday, Feb. 8, will be resubmitted for a second round of bids, said city administrator Jord Wilson. Even though council members were...
BREWSTER – A special city council meeting was held at noon Friday, Feb. 8, to authorize Mayor Art Smyth to sign the contract for drilling of five test wells at locations around the city. O’Connell Drilling of Brewster was the selected from three bidders to drill the test sites at locations...

Nattalie Cariker, Brewster Police Chief
BREWSTER – There was a time when burglars had to put in a little surveillance time casing a residence before pulling a job. Things like watching for newspapers piled up in front of the door, or mail spilling out of an overloaded mailbox were part of scouting residences for one where nobody was home...

Okanogan County Sheriff Tony Hawley
BRIDGEPORT – The sheriffs of Douglas and Okanogan counties have weighed in on the current controversy surrounding the enforcement of Initiative 1639, passed by Washington voters last November. I-1639, related to semiautomatic assault rifles, requires enhanced background checks, waiting periods,...
OMAK – The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and Eastern Washington Area Health Education Center (EWAHEC) will host a Scrubs Camp from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wenatchee Valley College Omak campus. Scrubs Camp is a health career exploration opportunity for area high school students...

Brewster City Councilman Tim Rieb knew where the action was during Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3; at the cookers full of chili ready to sample at the Brewster American Legion Columbia Post 97.
BREWSTER – The only real excitement during Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3, at the Brewster American Legion Columbia Post 97, turned out to be the Legion Riders Chili Cookoff that the organization’s motorcycle contingent sponsored. While the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots struggled through the...

Crosetto Lake is a four-acre water resource at Spiva Butte.
MANSFIELD – A nearly 1,400-acre tract of land north of Mansfield and described as some of the most pristine shrub-steppe habitats left in Washington was recently purchased by the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust (CDLT). CDLT acquired the 1,396-acre Spiva Butte Nature Preserve that is considered critical...

Scott Sattler, Bridgeport School District Superintendent
BRIDGEPORT – School Superintendent Scott Sattler shared two articles of recognition with members of the Bridgeport School Board during its regular monthly meeting last Monday, Jan. 28. One was a letter from Governor Jay Inslee congratulating the school on its College Bound Program and the other...

Photo by Mike Maltais An array of old Allis Chalmers combines, staggered so their header swathes overlap, wait patiently in a wheat field along U.S. Highway 2 for the call to roll out to their next harvest.

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