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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...

This design concept created by Greybeal signs shows what an installation at Bridgeport City Hall might look like, provided the city’s application for DCRC funds to purchase and place the sign is successful. Rough sign measurements as shown are 3.5 feet high by 8 feet wide for the reader board with a total height of 11.5 feet from base to top.
BRIDGEPORT – The City Council convened a special public hearing last Friday, August 31, to take comments about amending the city’s Capital Facilities Plan and allowing city officials to apply for grant funds from the Douglas County Regional Council (DCRC) by Wednesday, Sept. 5.   No member of the...

The old Pateros sign was destroyed in the 2014 Carlton Complex wildfire.
PATEROS – The Pateros Chamber of Commerce announced that it is suspending operations indefinitely according to an announcement posted on the Chamber’s Facebook site on August 21.   “Our main goal was to get the Pateros sign back up and finished,” read the announcement. “We did just that with the...

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