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These before and after photos taken of the same forest plot in Peshastin shows the difference made by selective thinning, pruning and slash treatment in reducing wildfire risk and restoring forest health.
OLYMPIA – The North Central Washington Forest Health Collaborative (NCWFHC) is one among nine organizations across Washington state to receive a portion of $1.8 million in grant funding from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR). NCWFHC was awarded $124,270 in All Lands Forest...
PATEROS – The Okanogan County Amateur Radio Club W7ORC will host its 20th annual 2018 River Radio Campout along the Methow River at Pateros on Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19. Ham radio enthusiasts will gather in the gravel parking lot along State Route 153 on the Methow River, one-half mile upriver...
BREWSTER – Dot Jess, Site Director for the Okanogan County Transportation and Nutrition program at the Pateros-Brewster-Bridgeport Senior Center retired this month after more than two decades on the job. Jess, 89, was asked to take on the position as OCTN’s site representative on May 10, 1995, when...

Jord Wilson, Pateros City Administrator
PATEROS – Every January, City Administrator Jord Wilson updates members of the city council on community developments and public works from the previous year that fall under his responsibility. The 2018 calendar year was notable for city projects on a number of fronts: water system, sewer system,...

George Brady
PATEROS – The city council voted to give Pateros volunteer fighters their first pay increase in 15 years at its regular monthly meeting last Tuesday, Jan. 22. In Ordinance 770 of the Pateros Municipal Code (PMC) council members raised drill training rates from $1.25 to $5 per event and turnout...
PATEROS – The Pateros School Board elected its 2019 officers in its annual board reorganization during the group’s regular meeting on Dec. 10, 2018. Grace Larsen, 2018 board chair person was appointed as board chair for the coming year. Chad Miller was appointed board vice-chair. No board members...

This view of Eveline Street where it intersects with West Warren Avenue shows the straight, steep incline where a sled-vehicle collision claimed the life of a Lake Stevens youngster over the Christmas holidays.
PATEROS – A sled-vehicle collision at an active city intersection claimed the life of an 11-year-old Lake Stevens youngster visiting relatives over the Christmas holidays, Dec. 26. According to a report released by the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 16, the fatality occurred on a snowy...

Brewster resident Ron Paslay’s home shown here at 410 Lakeview Drive is one of several located in the C2 commercial zoning area that will be allowed more flexibility under the newly approved zoning amendment.
BREWSTER –At its regular monthly meeting on Jan. 9, the city council put its final stamp of approval on a zoning code amendment that will give owners of residential property currently located in a C1 commercial zone more flexibility to purchase, repair, and sell their holdings. The new amendment...

With the help of a little imagination – O.K., a lot of imagination – a viewer might still see remnants of what was once an eye-catching billboard, set along the south side of State Route 173 coming into Bridgeport from the west side. A Bridgeport resident recently suggested that city council members remove what now is considered more of an eyesore.
BRIDGEPORT – A decision on the final disposition of Atomic Way, a small parcel of real estate located on Columbia Boulevard between 20th and 22nd streets may finally be in the works, thanks to recent actions taken by the city council at its regular meeting on Jan. 16. Council members voted to...

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