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Tim Andrews, left, and Brandon Kuehn, of Tatley Outpost pause during a morning recycle run to Pateros.
PATEROS – A new website launched on Veterans Day this month signals the latest chapter in an innovative farming, training, healing and community service project located three miles north of Pateros on Watson Road. Tatley Outpost (www.tatleyoutpost.com) debuted online as a veteran operated ranch...
OKANOGAN – As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, results for the Nov. 6 General Election were certified by the auditors for both Okanogan and Douglas counties. In both Okanogan and Douglas counties there was little movement among the initiatives or candidates from results reported at mid-month....

The completed design plan for the city Well 4 Pump Station that will occupy the parking lot across from Lakeshore Park was unveiled at the regular council meeting on Nov. 19. The dual-purpose structure will feature a stage and other amenities to incorporate a multi-use concept into the building.
PATEROS – With Pump Station No. 3 at Pearl Street and Watson Draw coming online this week, the City of Pateros has notified residents to expect some water disruptions as the city transitions from the old to the new system starting this week through the first week of December. To mark the milestone...
PATEROS – City Council members voted to adopt an ordinance establishing the Pateros Transportation Benefit District (TBD) at its regular monthly meeting last Monday, Nov. 19. The TBD allows the city to impose an annual $20 vehicle fee to generate revenue for street, sidewalk, and trail maintenance...

The big fir tree in Legion Park is once again decorated with Christmas lights.
BREWSTER – For the first time in the past five years, the big fir tree in Legion Park is wearing a coat of Christmas colors of alternating red, green, orange, blue and yellow bulbs draped in lines from the large lighted star on its crown to its base. After decorating the 60-plus foot evergreen with...

One of many photos from Samantha’s Facebook site show a girl full of energy and purpose.
CASHMERE – Accounts have been established on GoFundMe and at Cashmere Valley Bank for an 18-year-old former Brewster school student who recently underwent surgery for cancer. Samantha Himmelhaver, whose family relocated to Cashmere after losing their Indian Dan Canyon home in the 2014 Carlton...

A large group of volunteers, with help from Brewster High School students, handed out Thanksgiving turkeys to patrons last Tuesday morning, Nov. 20. The Thanksgiving birds were once again supplied by the Brewster Kiwanis.

The circus is coming to town. The time and location of the performances is still being determined.
BREWSTER – It’s true! The circus is coming to Brewster, or rather, returning to Brewster next June. That was one of many topics addressed by the Brewster Chamber of Commerce at its regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, Nov. 14. The time and location of the performances is still being determined...

Pateros Mayor and Okanogan County Long Term Recovery Group Executive Director Carlene Anders, left, introduces documentary filmmaker Leslee Goodman.
PATEROS – The North Central Washington Community Success Reception and Summit was held at Pateros High School last Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 14-15. Hosted by the City of Pateros and the Okanogan County Long Term Recovery Group (OCLTRG), the two-day event opened with a reception Thursday evening...
OKANOGAN – The county PUD Board of Commissioners has decided to pursue options other than reenergize Enloe Dam, four miles west-northwest of Oroville on the Similkameen River, after a $70.4 million estimate to electrify the structure came in at more than twice the initial figure. The Board arrived...

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