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BRIDGEPORT – State Senator Brad Hawkins, representing Washington’s 12th Legislative District, stopped in Bridgeport last Thursday, Sept. 13, as part of his second Listening Tour in as many years to hear what citizens in his four-county constituency have to say. This year’s three-day tour was...

The Pateros Garden Apartments are no longer rent-subsidized units.
PATEROS – Clean air and low-cost housing were two topics on the minds of Pateros City Council members at their regular monthly meeting last Monday, Sept. 17. Council member Holly Bange proposed that the council consider an air quality monitoring technology that is being used in parts of the Methow...

Brad Felger, owner of Air Strike Bird Control, holds one of his trained falcons. Felger has been a regular fixture at the Chelan Ridge Migration Festival.
PATEROS – There were not as many vendors as in 2017, but this year’s Chelan Ridge Hawk Migration Festival drew several familiar faces to the Saturday gathering in Pateros Memorial Park, last Saturday, Sept. 15. While carpools of raptor watchers made the several-hour trip to the tracking and...
BREWSTER – Job Training Counselor Marcus Alden from WorkSource Okanogan County was the featured speaker at the regular monthly meeting of the Brewster Chamber of Commerce last Wednesday, Sept. 5. Alden addressed Chamber members about a new student apprenticeship program that he is helping to...

Eight-year-old Kimber Reynolds of Brewster puts the mechanical bull through its paces at the Okanogan County Fair last Saturday.
OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Fair, an annual four-day extravaganza that brings the county together every September, opened its gates for the 71st time last Thursday, Sept. 6, with the theme “Stirrup Some Fun.” Exhibitors, vendors, entertainers, competitors, and spectators converged on the...

Eric Ramirez with the Brewster FFA posed with his pig, Penny.

Alex Talavera, an 11-year-old Brewster sixth grader with the Valley Venturers 4H, won a blue ribbon for his pigs.
BREWSTER – The Lady Bears varsity volleyball team will be shooting for more post-season play this year on the heels of last year’s elimination in the quarterfinal round against Kalama at the SunDome in Yakima. Brewster took a long league winning streak to Yakima, holding opponents scoreless...
BREWSTER – The Bears high school varsity football team aimed high in its non-league season opener with games against two tough A-school rivals, 1A Chelan on the road August 31, and 2A Quincy at home last Friday, Sept. 7. Brewster dropped both, 47-27 to the Goats and 32-20 to the Jackrabbits....

This PUD design drawing shows elements that will be incorporated into the development of 17 RV spaces at Conklin Landing
  BRIDGEPORT – Following a review and revision of the original bid proposal, the Douglas County PUD awarded the contract to upgrade and expand RV facilities at the Conklin Landing RV Park to Hurst Construction, LLC of Wenatchee.   The contract, scaled back from a more ambitious version that...

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