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Omak Police Chief Jeff Koplin has thrown his badge into the ring as a candidate for Okanogan County Sheriff
BREWSTER – While the focus of the Chamber of Commerce’s regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, June 6, was tying up any loose ends for the first annual Cherries Jubilee on June 16, members found time to listen to two guest speakers, one a candidate for Okanogan County Sheriff and the other for the...

Dr. Laurie Arnold is the Director of Native American Studies at Gonzaga University
TWISP - Confluence Gallery and the Methow Valley Interpretive Center, together with Humanities WA, present Dr. Laurie Arnold, Director of Native American Studies at Gonzaga University, for a free presentation on indigenous Columbia Plateau art at the Confluence Gallery, 104 Glover St., Twisp at 6:...

Colton Dezellem caught a trout as last year’s Hooked on Kids Fishing Derby.
BRIDGEPORT – Hooked on Kids, the annual fishing derby sponsored by the City of Bridgeport, will welcome young anglers at the Marina Park cove at 8 a.m., Saturday, June 9. The cove will be stocked with 400 trout provided by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and its narrow entry channel...

Brewster home-schooled fourth grader, Aubrey Thorn, poses with her painting of the northern lights that she titled “Aurora’s Majesty’’.
BREWSTER – Aubrey Thorn, the home-schooled 10-year-old daughter of Greg and Holly Thorn, just completed fourth grade at the Log Church Christian School in Brewster. One of Thorn’s instructors at the school is Angelina Walker who teaches art to the third and fourth graders there. The medium appeared...
SEATTLE, Wash. – Lewis Blakeney, a certified business advisor with the Washington Small Business Development Center, was named the network’s 2018 Star Performer for his work with small business owners in North Central Washington. The award was announced May 3 at the U.S. Small Business...

Trick roping standing still is hard enough. These artists were moving.
BRIDGEPORT – Another successful Bridgeport Daze is in the books for the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce that organized and supervised the annual event for its second consecutive year. Chamber president Vince Martinez, who was working the parade route as entrants that began lining up at 9 a.m....

Greg Goodnight will assume the duties of Pateros School Superintendent on July 1, 2018.
PATEROS – The Board of Directors of the Pateros School District announced the hiring of a new school superintendent to replace Lois Davies who resigned her position effective June 30. Goodnight graduated Washington State University with his Bachelor of Science degree and received his Master’s in...

Descendants of Frank Edward Fuller, who served in World War II, gather at his memorial marker at the Pateros Cemetery.
PATEROS – On Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, nearly 50 flags decorated the drive leading to the Pateros Cemetery with its commanding view overlooking the confluence of the Methow and Columbia rivers. Buried there among other veterans is James W. Meadows, who served in World War I, and Vern E....
PATEROS – The city council met in special session at 7 a.m. Monday, May 28, to address several issues of a timely  nature. Council members approved Ordinance 762, a non-exclusive Franchise Agreement with Pateros CA, LLC, that operates controlled atmosphere facilities, for the location of pipelines...

Fancy wheels like this 1970 Chev C10 pickup owned by Mario Sanchez and prancing horses like this full blood Andalusian ridden by Tony Perez are regulars in the Bridgeport Daze parade.
BRIDGEPORT – Bridgeport’s signature summer event, Bridgeport Daze, sponsored by the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce, will pop the cork on festivities and fun at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 2. Activities and vendors will get things warmed up in Fireman Park at 10th Street and Columbia Avenue as entries...

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