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Disaster leadership group meets in Pateros

PATEROS – Nationwide this year, the number of billion-dollar disaster events have reached record levels with 23 so far, according to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. …

Bridgeport ties up city projects ahead of winter

BRIDGEPORT – Winter is getting close enough that the public works department is buttoning up some projects and closing out others. Superintendent of Public Works Stuart Dezellem has been …

Broadband Action Team tackles the digital divide

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County and Colville Confederated Tribes Broadband Action Team (BAT for short) hosted the first Zoom meeting of the North Central Washington Broadband Coalition since the …

New tree plantings approved; resident wants them to be native

PATEROS – The Pateros City Council approved a site plan at its regular September meeting for new tree plantings along Warren Avenue. A Warren Avenue resident requested that the council …

Three Rivers Hospital board addresses strategy options as vote approaches

BREWSTER – The Three Rivers Hospital Board of Directors is keeping several balls in the air while it juggles options in the face of an upcoming bond vote in November and strategies for how the …

Brewster police to get new body cameras

BREWSTER – The Brewster Police Department is getting new and more versatile body cameras for its five-man force, per a report Chief Marcos Ruiz delivered at the Sept. 21 city council meeting. …

OVOC building demolished

The Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus (OVOC) storage building that collapsed under heavy winter snow last December in downtown Okanogan was demolished last week. Following the structure’s …

Abandoned Building report addresses under-utilized properties

PATEROS – A new Economic Alliance report prepared by a committee of stakeholders addressing abandoned buildings and vacant land in Okanogan County communities was introduced to the Pateros City …

Three Rivers Hospital staff campaigns for new facility bond

PATEROS – Three Rivers Hospital (TRH) staff members brought their case for a new hospital facility before the Pateros, Bridgeport, and Brewster city councils last week in their campaign to …

Quilt of Valor honors Brewster veteran Norman Marshall

OKANOGAN – Bridgeport resident and Navy veteran Norman Elliott Marshall received some long overdue recognition at the Okanogan County Fair last Thursday, Sept. 7, when he and three fellow …

Scores exhibit prize livestock from Brewster and Pateros

OKANOGAN – Scores of Quad City livestock exhibitors helped the 76 th annual Okanogan County Fair break market stock sale records during its four-day run last Sept. 7-10. The fair came together …

Columbia Post 97 hosts International Gavel Passing

BREWSTER – The American Legion Columbia Post 97 welcomed representatives of the Royal Canadian Legion Enderby Branch 98 over the weekend of Sept. 8-10 for the International Gavel Passing …

Vitalant Blood Drive to be held on Sept. 29

Vitalant Blood Drive to be held on Sept. 29 PATEROS - There will be a blood drive on Friday, September 29 from 2-6 p.m. Donations will be done outside the Pateros School, 344 W Beach St., on …

OLYMPIA — In a tribute to U.S. Constitution Week, Secretary of State Steve Hobbs will unveil an extraordinary historical exhibition, the original 1889 Washington Constitution, at Olympia's …

Thank you for participating in my 7th annual “Listening Tour”

After my election to the Senate seven years ago, I started an annual “listening tour” to help me hear directly from constituents on issues important to their communities. I recently …

Bridgeport Planning Commission focuses on non-motorized pedestrian access

BRIDGEPORT – The Bridgeport Planning Commission concentrated on the development of a city non-motorized pedestrian access plan at its regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, Sept. 7. The first …

Long Term Recovery Group dedicates final three homes

PATEROS – The Okanogan County Long Term Recovery Group (OCLTRG) celebrated what Executive Director Carlene Anders called “a bittersweet moment” when the group dedicated the last of …

Rally the Globe Alaska-to-Mexico Marathon passes through Washington

BREWSTER – The bumper-to-bumper vintage Bentleys that slowly motored past rural mailboxes along the off-grid gravel road last Thursday, Sept. 7, was reason enough warrant a second look. One …

NCW businesswoman mobilizes community to Raise $10,000 for Women's Service League

North Central Washington businesswoman Erica Mendoza leveraged community support to award $10,000 to the Women’s Service League of North Central Washington, a service organization that works to …

Methow Conservancy acquires iconic Sunny M Ranch

WINTHROP – For the second time in a shade over two years the Methow Conservancy has engineered a major land purchase of an iconic site in the Methow Valley – the 1,200-acre Sunny M Ranch …

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