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Brewster Police Chief Nattalie Cariker, back left, with city councilman Tim Rieb, Brewster Police Department Administrative Assistant Juana Escobar, and city councilman Manny Hurtado, joined Brewster Elementary School students for lunch and to celebrate National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D) on Wednesday, Jan. 9. L.E.A.D. was founded in 2015.

Sen. Brad Hawkins
OLYMPIA – The 2019 Washington state Legislature dropped the gavel to open its 105-day session last Monday, Jan. 14. Representing the Quad Cities in the 12th Legislative District are Senator Brad Hawkins (R-East Wenatchee), and Representatives Mike Steele (R-Chelan) and Keith Goehner (R-Dryden)....

City councilman Manny Hurtado is a 2019 director for the Brewster Chamber of Commerce.
BREWSTER – The Brewster Chamber of Commerce announced its new 2019 officers and set to work planning the year’s upcoming events, starting with a January membership drive, the summer circus, and other projects. Following a vote of members last month, the Chambers 2019 officers include: President:...

Council member Tim Rieb filled in as mayor pro tem for the absent Mayor Art Smyth on Jan. 9.
BREWSTER – City council member Tim Rieb served as mayor pro tem for the absent Mayor Art Smyth at the regular monthly meeting of the city council last Wednesday, Jan. 9. Smyth’s absence prompted city clerk/treasurer Misty Ruiz to request that the 2019 city fee schedule on the docket for approval,...

Jamie Sluys is the new director of the Brewster Boys and Girls Club.
BREWSTER – The Brewster Boys and Girls Club (BBGC) has a new director who made his introduction to members of the Brewster Chamber of Commerce at their regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, Jan. 9. Jamie Sluys, who recently relocated to Pateros from Auburn, has been tapped to run the BBGC,...

Jacquelyn and Dr. James Wallace of Winthrop hold new son, James Garrett Wallace, born on January 9, to claim the honor of the first baby of the new year at Three Rivers Hospital.
BREWSTER – Three Rivers Hospital (TRH) welcomed the first baby of 2019 nine days after the New Year got under way. James Garrett Wallace was born to Jacquelyn and Dr. James Wallace on Wednesday evening, Jan. 9, at TRH. The newest member of the Wallace family weighed 8 pounds, 7.5 ounces and...

Gary Knowlton
WENATCHEE – In an unexpected development this week, Bridgeport resident and convicted felon, Jovany Lopez-Maciel, who was sentenced to a maximum 41 months in prison in June 2017 for the hit-and-run death of Brewster resident Gary Knowlton on July 16, 2016, was released from custody last Monday, Jan...

Carlos and Zuni Henriquez will be the new pastors at the Bridgeport Community Church at 1300 Foster Avenue Bridgeport.
BRIDGEPORT – A young couple soon to become new residents of the city introduced themselves at the last regular meeting of the Bridgeport City Council on Dec. 19. Carlos, 30, and Zuni Henriquez, 27, of Moses Lake advised council members that they will be the new pastors of the Brewster Community...
DOUGLAS-OKANOGAN COUNTIES – The New Year always seems to bring out the side of citizens that has to do with renewal, recommitment…and resolution. For some that includes a rededication to become more proactive with the process of recycling household trash. The announcement from China about a year...

Coach Rick Miller high-fives a player during a 2017 playoff game after an over-the- fence home run.
BREWSTER – It’s going to take some getting used to. Following 32 years as the coaching face of the Brewster Lady Bears varsity softball team, Rick Miller is handing the reins off to a new successor next spring. Following a coaching career that by any standards can be called a solid success, Miller...

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