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Migrating Sandhill cranes like this pair caught in a freshly cut cornfield recently, always seem to know where the good pickings are.

New NCRL Executive Director Barbara Walters was guest speaker at the regular monthly meeting of the Bridgeport City Council on Wednesday, Sept. 19.
BRIDGEPORT – Barbara Walters, the newly appointed executive director of the North Central Regional Library stopped by the regular monthly meeting of the Bridgeport City Council last Wednesday, Sept. 19. Walters, who assumed her new post last July, has been involved with the NCRL administration for...

The Pateros Garden Apartments in downtown Pateros on the corner of Lakeshore Drive and Dawson Street occupy a prime piece of real estate just a stone’s throw from the water.
PATEROS – The competition to find affordable housing, or any housing for that matter, in the City of Pateros just ramped up a notch as the 16 residential units in the rent-subsidized Pateros Garden Apartments revert to market value Oct. 1. Terms of an FHA loan secured by the building’s purchasers...

Steve Marshall (center) of J-U-B Engineers updates the Brewster City Council on the Anderson Field Airport Master Plan.
BREWSTER – Members of the Brewster City Council heard the latest developments on the Airport Master Plan for Anderson Field at their regular monthly meeting on Sept. 12. Consultant Steve Marshall of J-U-B Engineers, Inc. in Spokane brought Working Paper No.1 of the project that he said is about 35...

Arnold Cleveland
BREWSTER – Colville Confederated Tribal member Arnold Cleveland will be the featured speaker at the Fort Okanogan Interpretive Center at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. The Interpretive Center is located at 14379 Highway 17 in Brewster near the junction of State Route 17 with U.S. 97. Arnold will share...

Brian Paine
BREWSTER – The Brewster Boys and Girls Club (BBGC) is seeking a new director following the departure of Brian Paine last week. BBGC staffer Heather Carrington is acting as interim director while the search begins for a new replacement. The Brewster club opened in March 2015, and Paine took the...

EcoGrind Site Solutions of Chewelah is cutting two breaches in Cassimer Bar at the mouth of the Okanogan River to allow water passage from two sloughs and the river. Pictured is one of two pedestrian bridges that span the new openings.
BREWSTER – A Douglas County Public Utility District (PUD) contractor is at work just south of the Highway 97 Bridge at the confluence of the Okanogan and Columbia rivers creating two breaches in the berm at Cassimer Bar. The contractor, EcoGrind Site Solutions, LLC from Chewelah, is removing two 40...

Bridgeport School Custodial Maintenance Supervisor Randy Hurley holds up a copy of the Quad City Herald dated July 15, 1993, one of the priceless treasures contained in the sealed capsule.
BRIDGEPORT – A familiar quotation states: “There is no time like the present,” but in the case of Bridgeport Elementary School, one might say “There is no present like the time.” That “time,” 25 years ago, was revisited when a time capsule was unearthed last Friday, Sept. 14, in the presence of...
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...

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