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OKANOGAN – The Office of the Okanogan County Auditor advises that some changes to state election laws approved by the 2018-19 legislative sessions became effective on July 1, 2019. The changes related to pre-paid postage, online voter registration, same-day registration, and future voters are...
BREWSTER – The Brewster Police Department will join with the community to celebrate National Night Out on the first Tuesday in August, which this year is August 6, from 5-7 p.m. at the Brewster Boys & Girls Club at 600 W. Cliff Avenue. Entering its 36th year, National Night Out is observed in...

PUD Network Manager John MacDonald, center, accepts the UTC Apex Award on behalf of the entire PUD and his team of two technicians and two network analysts during ceremonies at the five-day Telecom and Technology Conference in Fort Worth, Texas last June.
OKANOGAN – The national spotlight was on the Okanogan PUD last month when the Utilities Technology Council (UTC) bestowed its top honor, the Apex Award, on the local utility’s broadband department during the UTC Telecom and Technology Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, June 19. The prestigious...

Stuart Dezellem Bridgeport Public Works Superintendent
BRIDGEPORT – Mayor Janet Conklin, Public Works Superintendent Stuart Dezellem and City Clerk/Treasurer Judy Brown held a recent conference with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) regarding the process needed to acquire a parcel of real estate where the city can site a second...
BRIDGEPORT –City council members approved their Washington State Department of Transportation six-year State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) by unanimous vote following a no-comment public hearing at their regular monthly meeting June 19. Public Works Superintendent (PSW) Stuart Dezellem...

Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce President Zeke Martinez
BRIDGEPORT – Traffic control during the Bridgeport Daze parade came under scrutiny at the regular meeting of the city council June 19, when Public Works Superintendent Stuart Dezellem raised the growing issues of public safety and city liability during the event. “Our community does not respect the...
BREWSTER – The Brewster Fire Department will once again host a fireworks display in Columbia Cove Park on Thursday evening, July 4. The show will start around 10 p.m. when it is sufficiently dark to see the display. There are no fireworks events scheduled in the City of Pateros, City of Bridgeport...
Updated July 3 at 11:38 a.m. ENTIAT - US HWY 97A at milepost 220 is closed due to debris in roadway, according to Chelan County Emergency Management.Please avoid the area if possible. WSDOT crews are cleaning up after yesterday's mudslide. It remians closed from milepost 218 at Earthquake Point,...
(StatePoint) For families -- and everybody else for that matter -- protecting skin should be a top summer priority. After all, there is no shortage of summer skin woes you’ll want to avoid. From protecting skin from sun to repelling disease-carrying insects, here are some top insights that will...

Don Patterson’s 1940 Chevy pickup won top honors for pre-1950 trucks.
BREWSTER – Those who cast ballots for the best of class cars in the Cherries Jubilee Car Show on Saturday, June 15, had some hard choices to make. Winners included: People’s Choice: Tom Michajla – 1958 Chevy Corvette. Muscle Car: Mitch Langley – 1968 black Chevy Camaro SS. Pre-1950 truck: Don...

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