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Bridgeport School District proposes new bond measure
By Herald staff

BRIDGEPORT - The Bridgeport School District has placed a school facilities bond on the Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, election ballot.

The proposed bond for approximately $4.4 million is a proposition to finance expansion and renovation of school facilities, relieve overcrowding, improve infrastructure and enhance security.

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Stage 1 burn ban called for Douglas, Chelan counties
Submitted by Joye Redfield-Wilder, Washington State Dept. of Ecology

CHELAN - DOUGLAS COUNTIES -- A ban on outdoor burning and the use of uncertified stoves and fireplaces begins at 4 p.m. today (Friday) in Chelan and

Douglas counties due to poor air quality in the region. Restrictions

on burning will continue through noon Monday (Jan. 23), when

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Brewster Council addresses school district parking agreement
By Mike Maltais

Staff writer

BREWSTER - The city council agreed to draft a formal agreement with the Brewster School District for the shared use of city property the district is currently using for parking so the district can move forward with a paving project on the site.

Brewster School Superintendent, Eric Driessen appeared before the council as its Wednesday, Jan. 11 meeting to request the agreement as a necessary step to proceed with the paving project.

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Okanogan, Douglas county PUDs break usage records
By Mike Maltais

Staff writer

OKANOGAN - The Okanogan and Douglas county Public Utility Districts set new energy demand records as a result of low temperatures that blanketed the area last week.

"Okanogan County hit a record-breaking 178 megawatts at 8 a.m. Thursday morning (Jan. 12)," wrote Shelly Timm-Harrison in a PUD press release. "This surpassed a previous historic load record of 173 megawatts set in December 2008."

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No crowd at this swimming hole
Meeting their reflections in the calm and balmy 30-degree water of Lake Pateros, Gary Pearson, left, and fellow plungers Shannon Hampe and son, Dane, 11, of Pateros, leap for a leisurely dip on New Year's Day last Sunday, Jan. 1, to celebrate the third annual Pateros Polar Plunge. Pearson and Hampe started the tradition in 2014 but since then have seen the number of plungers dwindle over the past years. Go figure...
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BBGC starts new year with NAPMW, Jess Auto/Ford donations
By Mike Maltais

Staff writer

WENATCHEE - The Brewster Boys and Girls Club (BBGC) is getting the new year off to a strong start this month thanks to the generosity of a corps of community-minded businesses.

On Tuesday, Jan. 10, BBGC Director, Brian Paine accepted a check for $5,500 from the National Association of Professional Mortgage Women (NAPMW) - Wenatchee Valley, at the group's annual luncheon held at the Crunch Pak Room at Wenatchee's Toyota Town Center.

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Pateros teams win two-of-three over four days
By Mike Maltais

Staff writer

PATEROS - The Billygoats and Nannies varsity basketball teams lost to Entiat but defeated Cascade Christian Academy (CCA) and Moses Lake Christian Academy (MLCA) in three games played over four days last week.

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Bears basketball teams turn back Lake Roosevelt
By Mike Maltais

Staff writer

BREWSTER - In what coach Roger Boesel described as "the best game they may have played so far this season," Brewster's Lady Bears varsity basketball team built a 14-point first quarter lead into a 78-49 final score to defeat the visiting Lake Roosevelt Raiders last Thursday, Jan. 12.

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Fillies, Mustangs drop games to Manson, Soap Lake
By Mike Maltais

Staff writer

MANSON - The Bridgeport Fillies varsity basketball team fell to the Lady Trojans at Manson, 32-23 last Friday, Jan. 14.

"Samantha Martinez led all scorers with 17 points," said coach Stuart Dezellem. She also had nine rebounds and two steals."

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Sheriff's report

Okanogan and Douglas County Sheriff's Reports
Okanogan County - 911 Calls

Monday, Dec. 19

A report from Third Street in Brewster of 911 abuse.

A report from Third Street in Brewster of an animal problem.

A report from Griggs Avenue in Brewster of a CPS referral.

A report from Seventh Street in Brewster of a traffic offence.

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