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Student and citizen volunteers lend a welcome hand at Locust Grove

BREWSTER – Columbia Post 97 Commander Greg Wagg was concerned that few volunteers would show up at Locust Grove Cemetery last Thursday morning, May 24, for the annual installation of flags in …

Golf tournament, car show fundraiser will benefit Quilts of Valor

OKANOGAN – If you like golf, classic cars, or just a good time for a good cause, circle Saturday, June 8, on the calendar. OK Quilts of Valor #95848, the folks who fashion handmade quilts for …

Pateros awarded Ecology grant for stormwater plan

PATEROS – The City does not have a stormwater plan, but that may soon change thanks to a $103,199 grant from the state Department of Ecology (DOE) to pay for drafting one. City …

WATERVILLE - The Douglas County Fairgrounds is set to host a new event on June 1 and 2 called the Junk Rodeo -- Western Market. Despite its name, the event is not an actual rodeo but rather a unique …

Culpepper & Merriweather Circus shows are confirmed for June 9 in Brewster

BREWSTER –The event application for the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus approved by the Brewster city council at its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, May 16, cleared the final hurdle …

Pateros tennis court renovation project back in the game for state funding

PATEROS – Earlier in mid-March, the city submitted a $565.000 application to the state Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) Community Outdoor Athletic Facilities (COAF) Fund to completely …

Bridgeport opens Berryman Park Renovation bids this week

BRIDGEPORT—Bids for the Berryman Park Renovation Project will be opened on Tuesday, May 21. Superintendent of Public Works Stuart Dezellem told the Bridgeport Revitalization earlier this month …

Brewster dances with the horses at second annual Dia de las Madres

BREWSTER – For the second consecutive year, Dia De las Madres (Day of the Mothers) took over the town on Saturday, May 11, as music, dancing, food, and fun attracted a large crowd of revelers …

Bridgeport City Council welcomes Foster Creek Conservation District

BRIDGEPORT – Two presentations opened the regular monthly meeting of the city council on Wednesday, May 15.  Qristian Solorio, Chief of the Bridgeport Volunteer Fire Department, …

Brewster Chamber discusses site for new tourism Kiosk from Okanogan County Tourism Council

BREWSTER – The Chamber of Commerce discussed potential site selections for a new information kiosk on city property during its regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, May 8. The Okanogan County …

Second Building Bridges meeting scheduled

BREWSTER – Last Jan. 30 more than two dozen representatives from cities, churches, and community service organizations met for a Building Bridges luncheon at the American Legion Columbia Post …

Big Fix is big success but animal welfare needs remain

OKANOGAN – Having a pet – or pets – rewarding as that is, can be expensive if all needs are addressed. Food, shelter, and medical care are among the most constant of those vitals, …

Colville Confederated Tribes celebrate First Salmon

BRIDGEPORT – Colville Confederated Tribes Fish and Wildlife (CTRW) will host its annual First Salmon Ceremony at the Chief Joseph Hatchery administration building, 48 Half Sun Way on Thursday, …

OMAK - Family Health Centers (FHC) has announced plans to expand its Omak campus at 1003 Koala Drive by adding a new dental clinic. This expansion aims to increase access to oral health care for all …

Record-breaking clinic draws record-breaking numbers

OKANOGAN – The large demand for affordable spay and neuter services for Okanogan County pet owners was one of the big takeaways from The Big Fix, a free spay/neuter clinic that completed a …

WENATCHEE - The Columbia River Harley Owners Group (H.O.G) Chapter is reviving its annual Run 4 the Border motorcycle ride after a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, now in its 19th …

Summer camp registration open at Camp Zanika Lache

WENATCHEE - Camp Fire North Central Washington Council is now accepting registrations for summer camp at Camp Zanika Lache. The co-ed overnight camp is open to youth entering 1st through 12th grade …

Locally raised vet volunteers with overwhelmed Big Fix staff

OKANOGAN – The Bix Fix free spay and neuter clinic again reached the capacity cutoff point for the number of animals they can treat for today (Wednesday, May 8) after many pet owners camped …

Pet owners spend night in line for spay/neuter clinic appointment

OKANOGAN – The second day of the four-day Big Fix free spay and neuter clinic at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds Agriplex was similar to the first in terms of popularity. Perhaps more so, …

Good fences can sometimes cause bad headaches

PATEROS – Someone once said: “Good fences make good neighbors.” But nowadays, putting up a good fence is not as simple as it used to be. Case in point: A fence at 106 Ives …

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