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Newly elected Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris addressed the Bridgeport City Council last month.
BRIDGEPORT – A homeowner who experienced an uncomfortable encounter with a trespasser/intruder last month is sounding the alarm for citizens to become more alert and proactive concerning matters of their own safety and security. The long-time resident who wishes to remain anonymous was awakened...
PATEROS – The long-awaited city-wide flush that integrated the new city reservoir, pump, and water system with the existing delivery network pulled the handle last Tuesday, Dec. 18, giving the city its first water upgrade since the town was relocated in the early 1960s. Technicians made the...

Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris made his first appearance at the Bridgeport City Council last Monday since winning election as Sheriff last November.
BRIDGEPORT – Newly elected Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris made his first appearance at the Bridgeport City Council since his election last November. Morris brought council members up to date on the current status of the DCSO and requests made to the Douglas County Commissioners for additional...

Ben Varela
PATEROS – City council members at their regular monthly meeting, Monday, Dec. 17, voted to authorize the city engineer to proceed with a call for bids for construction of the downtown Well 4 Pump Station. Ben Varela of Varela Associates in Spokane updated council members with a 25-page summary of...

Bridgeport resident Scott Wright owns property abutting Atomic Way.
BRIDGEPORT – By unanimous vote, Wednesday, Dec. 19, the city council agreed to push ahead with actions that could lead to a resolution of the current impasse over a productive use of Atomic Way. The small parcel of land on the north side of Columbia Boulevard near 22nd Street includes an access to...

Carpenters working from a mobile hydraulic hoist add plywood sheathing to Brewster Middle School.

Landscaping is well along, and the outlines of RV pad spaces are taking shape as a Douglas PUD contractor continues work at Conklin Landing on the east end of Bridgeport.

Said Velasco
BREWSTER – The City Council authorized $155,000 plus some extra funds for the purchase of a nearly five-acre tract of land for a new city water well site during its regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, Dec. 12. The target property owned by Brewster businessman Said Velasco is 4.7 acres at 1108...

Chuck Zimmerman
BREWSTER – Acting on a recommendation from the city planning commission, the city council approved a resolution containing additions and changes to provisions of Title 17 Zoning in the Brewster Municipal Code (BMC) at its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 12. The new language addresses the...

Kent Catline, the state’s Hazmat Planning Program Manager speaks to stakeholders at the LEPC conference.
OKANOGAN – County stakeholders whose jobs are to respond to natural and man-made emergencies gathered in the Okanogan County Commissioners’ hearing office on Wednesday, Dec. 12, to share stories and information at the bi-annual all-hazards Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) meeting. Host...

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