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A new Pet Parking station has been installed in front of the Pateros Public Library for patrons and others who need a safe spot to secure their four-legged companions.

Dr. Amy Ellingson is now accepting appointments at Three Rivers Family Medicine
BREWSTER – Three Rivers Family Medicine announces that a new family practice physician, Dr. Amy Ellingson will join the clinic staff at Three Rivers Family Medicine effective August 26, and that the clinic will expand its facility to accommodate more patients. A July 11 Three Rivers media release...

The rider of this prancing horse tipped his hat to the crowd.
BREWSTER – Along about 6 p.m. last Thursday, July 4, folks hereabouts were feeling pretty smug and partly sorry for all the sorry souls who spent all those dollars and travelled all that distance to the nation’s capital for the Independence Day celebrations, when a much better show unfolded right...

Local USDA Forest Service staff release weevils to combat invasive Dalmatian toadflax in the Swakane Canyon area of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in May 2019.
OKANOGAN COUNTY- High above Swakane Canyon, Brigitte Ranne, invasive plant program manager for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is busy releasing weevils. A natural enemy of the invasive Dalmation toadflax, these little insects are just one of many tools to help get the upper on invasive...
BREWSTER – The Bearacudas, one of four teams in the Okanogan County AAU Summer Swim League, are entering their third week of competition that will culminate in the county championships July 27. This weekend, however, all four teams, the Bearacudas, Omak Manta Rays, Okanogan Bullfrogs, and Methow...

Stoves of all shapes and sizes.
TWISP - It may be hot outside, but that didn't deter folks in Okanogan County from taking advantage of a cashback incentive to recycle old, smoky wood stoves earlier this month. At $250 per stove, limited to two stoves per customer, each person could claim up to $500! Reducing wintertime air...
Carlos and Zuni Henriquez, the new pastors of the Wellspring of Life Community Church in Bridgeport made the opening official last Saturday with a ribbon cutting at 1300 Foster Avenue. The Foursquare building once served as the site for the former Bridgeport Food Bank that operated out of the...

Kristin Bail will serve as the new Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Supervisor, effective Sept. 1.
Portland - Pacific Northwest Regional Forester Glenn Casamassa announced Kristin Bail as the new Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Supervisor, effective Sept. 1, 2019. Bail currently serves as the Acting Director for the USDA Forest Service’s Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Air and Rare Plant programs...
CHIKAMIN AREA - Starting July 8, a coalition of state and federal agencies, with support from local tribes, will begin the second two-week round of translocating mountain goats from Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest to the northern Cascade Mountains to meet wildlife management goals...

Two Forest Service employees work on patching a section of a road on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
Twisp - The Black Pine Lake area, located about 10 miles west of Twisp, Wash., is a popular place for people wanting to swim, boat, fish, camp, picnic, or hike. Road work may delay forest visitors when heading to this popular destination. Starting June 21, forest visitors driving on Forest Service...

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