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Bridgeport Council member earns prestigious Municipal Leadership Certificate

OLYMPIA – Bridgeport city council member Matthew Schuh recently earned an Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC). AWC’s …

WENATCHEE — Chelan County Auditor Skip Moore announced that ballots for the March 12 presidential primary have been dispatched. Voters must ensure their ballots are postmarked or placed in an …

Bridgeport schedules town hall to address law enforcement funding

BRIDGEPORT – A town hall meeting has been approved for 7 p.m., Thursday, March 14, in the Bridgeport Elementary gym to gather public input about future law enforcement services for the city. …

Brewster students recognized for high standards

BREWSTER – A bunch of Bears have been singled out as exemplary students for their adherence to the highest standards of conduct during the school year.  “Our motto for the …

Pateros City Council grants third amendment for downtown construction project

PATEROS – The Rock Garden Holdings construction project involving eight lots in downtown Pateros received a third amendment to its agreement for development by the city council on Feb. 20. …

Community celebrates Austyn Robinson's crowning as Chelan County Rodeo Queen

CHELAN COUNTY – Chelan County Fair and Rodeo Queen Austyn Robinson was officially crowned on Saturday, Feb. 10. The Chelan County Fair and Rodeo Queen Fundraiser and Coronation …

Brewster FFA plans full FFA Week

BREWSTER – Ag instructors Todd Dezellem and Natasha Hemmings have a roster full of projects, competitions, and field work to keep Bears Ag/FFA students engaged and learning. From welding and …

Pateros eyes grant boost for Commercial Avenue revamp

PATEROS – The city received notice to resubmit its Commercial Avenue project to the state Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) for additional funding that has become available for TIB’s …

Brewster, Bridgeport school levies too close to call

BREWSTER – The second count of election results from the Okanogan and Douglas County auditors’ offices for Friday, Feb. 16, show all but two of the school levies on the ballots passing …

BREWSTER – The Brewster School District, serving Okanogan and Douglas Counties, has scheduled a special Board of Directors meeting for Feb. 20, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the …

Lithium-Ion battery safety advisory issued

OLYMPIA – The ubiquity of lithium-ion batteries in devices such as smartphones, laptops, e-scooters, and even vehicles brings convenience alongside a risk of fire or explosion if mishandled or …

Brewster launches flood study in response to FEMA's elevated risk mapping

BREWSTER – This week, the city will embark on a study of past flooding issues and how to resolve them in response to an updated FEMA mapping report that claims the potential is greater than …

BREWSTER – The first round of election results from the Okanogan and Douglas County auditors’ offices show a near-majority of school levies passing, with Brewster falling short in Douglas …

Okanogan County advances broadband expansion with $500K ARPA funding, targets 2025 completion

OKANOGAN – Representatives of the Economic Alliance, Okanogan County PUD, and PUD Board of Commissioners met with the Board of Okanogan County Commissioners (BOCC) on Jan. 29 to discuss the …

OLYMPIA - House Bill 2257, sponsored by 12th District Rep. Keith Goehner to create the Backcountry Search and Rescue Account, passed the state House of Representatives unanimously on Tuesday.

Okanogan County Fair Advisory Committee refines fees, venues, upgrades for 2024 fair

OKANOGAN – The 77 th annual Okanogan County Fair is a half year away – Sept. 5-8 - and the Fair Advisory Committee (FAC) is hard at work planning and preparing for one of the …

Chelan County launches short-term rental monitoring system

WENATCHEE - Chelan County has launched a 24-hour monitoring system for short-term rentals, contracting with Deckard Technologies, a San Diego-based company specializing in real estate data analytics …

OLYMPIA – JC Baldwin, a Chelan County resident, was unanimously confirmed by the Washington State Senate to serve on the Washington State Transportation Commission on Feb. 12. The …

Annual PIT count uncovers increased unsheltered homelessness

WENATCHEE – The latest Homeless Point in Time Count reveals a shift in homelessness trends in Chelan and Douglas counties. The count, conducted on Jan. 25, shows a 16.5% rise in the unsheltered …

WENATCHEE - Chelan County is currently seeking public feedback for the 2024 update of the Recreation Element of the Chelan County Comprehensive Plan, a process conducted every seven years. This …

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