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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...

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...

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