NCW — Sewer system improvements in Waterville and a second water reservoir in Bridgeport are among 30 projects across the state receiving infrastructure loans from the state Public Works Board. The board awarded a $900,000 construction loan to Waterville and a $180,000 pre-construction loan …

BREWSTER — The state has opened summer chinook salmon fishing on the Columbia River above Brewster. Fishermen will be able to fish for summer chinook salmon starting Aug. 1 and continuing until further notice, according to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. The fishery will be open f…

Honor rolls in the Empire Press circulation area as submitted by the schools for the fall semester. The information — including names — is exactly as submitted by the school.   Bridgeport High School The following students earned a 3.5 to 3.99 grade-point average: Seniors: Jesus Alameda, Mar…

Honor rolls in the Empire Press circulation area as submitted by the schools. Editor’s note: The information — including names — is exactly as submitted by the school.   Brewster Middle/High School The following students earned a 4.0 grade-point average: Juniors: Nathan Rios, Samantha Yanez …

May 18 Mansfield, weapons violation: Mansfield School District, a student made a joke about bringing a gun to school and shooting. School officials and deputies were confident that the student had not been serious. The school handled the matter with the student, and the deputy made contact w…

Eastern Washington University CHENEY — The following students have made the Dean’s list for the winter quarter of 2018. An undergraduate student who earns 12 quality hours and receives a GPA of 3.5 or better is placed on the Dean’s List. If the student has placed a directory restriction on t…

Spokane Community College SPOKANE — Curtis Keller of East Wenatchee has been named to the winter 2018 honor roll list at Spokane Community College. To receive honor roll status, students must earn a 3.0 grade-point average or higher and carry a workload of at least 12 credits.   Spokane Fall…

BRIDGEPORT — The Bridgeport School District is looking for kindergarten students for the 2018-19 school year. Children must be age 5 on or before Aug. 31. A meeting for parents will be held at 6 p.m. April 26 in the Bridgeport Elementary School library. Kindergarten screening will take place…

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Gavin R. Ortiz recently graduated from basic training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Ortiz is the son of Albert Ortiz of Bridgeport and Kimberly Gillespie of Wenatchee. He is a 2014 graduate of Entiat High School.

Honor rolls in the Empire Press circulation area as submitted by the schools.   Brewster Junior/Senior High School The following students earned a 4.0 grade-point average: Senior: Marget Miller Freshmen: Halle Aparicio, Cade Gebbers Eighth grade: Olga Carrion, Brian Luquin-Angel, Yunuen Pama…

BRIDGEPORT — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a scam in the Bridgeport area. Some Bridgeport area residents and businesses have reported receiving phone calls claiming to be with the Douglas County PUD seeking payment for overdue account balances, according to a news release…

BRIDGEPORT — Three Rivers Hospital’s Health and Wellness Team will sponsor its fourth annual Community Walk at 9 a.m. Oct. 14 in Bridgeport. The two-mile walk kicks off at Fireman Park on the corner of Columbia Avenue and 10th Street. There is no cost to participate. The hospital will also b…

News of college students from the Empire Press coverage area The University of Washington SEATTLE — The following students were named to the spring quarter 2017 dean’s list at The University of Washington. Eligible students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher while completing at…

Elite Hoop Effects (EHE) held a youth basketball clinic at Bridgeport Middle School July 20-21. EHE is a Wenatchee-based program, founded and operated by JD Taylor.

NCW — The Pacific Science Center will bring its traveling “Jolts and Volts” program to several North Central Washington communities next week. Electricity will be illuminated in a series of experiences including the Van de Graaf generator and Tesla coil. The program is for all ages and will …

Honor rolls and awards from schools in the Empire Press circulation area   Brewster Junior/Senior High School The following students earned a 4.0 grade-point average: Senior: Angie Vazquez Junior: Maret Miller Sophomores: Jose Luis Carrillo, Lisbeth Guzman, Nathan Rios, Elizabeth Stam, Jose …

The water is always warm in Bridgeport’s new swimming pool in June of 1960. It’s heated with water from nearby Chief Joseph Dam.

WENATCHEE — Brewster, Bridgeport and Waterville were among several North Central Washington schools and districts recently awarded Stronger Schools grants by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington. The grant program provides up to $5,000 for schools serving pre-K through 12 to …

NCW — Book-It Repertory Theatre of Seattle will bring the book “Goin’ Someplace Special” to life at the Waterville and Bridgeport libraries on April 6. The performance will be at 11 a.m. in Waterville and at 3 p.m. in Bridgeport. The book, by Patricia C. McKissack, tells the story of a young…

Honor rolls in the Empire Press circulation area as submitted by the schools.   Brewster Junior/Senior High School The following students earned a 4.0 grade-point average: Seniors: Angie Vazquez, Victoria Rios Juniors: Maret Miller, Zulema Sotelo Sophomores: Elizabeth Stam, Jose Villanueva-F…

Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal talks about the consequences of bullying in a program presented to students in grades 3-5 at Bridgeport Elementary School on March 17. The program ended with a question-and-answer time and junior deputy badges were given out to the students. (Provided ph…

The upper Columbia has a rich history transporting grain. Wheat is loaded on the sternwheeler Camano at Bridgeport in 1899.

OLYMPIA — Six North Central Washington schools were named Washington Achievement Award winners April 18 by the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. The selected schools stood out in one or more of seven categories based on statewide assessment data kept for the previous thre…

BRIDGEPORT — The Bridgeport School District has opened kindergarten registration for the 2016-17 school year. Children living in the district and who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31 may register. A parent informational meeting will be held at 6 p.m. April 26 in the elementary school…

NCW — The North Central Regional Library Puppeteers will make several performances around branch libraries during the upcoming spring break week. The puppeteers are Mark Wavra, an arts and theater teacher at Eastmont High School; and Brian Higgins, a teacher at Wenatchee High School. They wi…

Bridgeport Middle School hosted its first leadership conference March 9 in the high school gymnasium. Eleven local schools were represented.

Replacement maintenance and operations levies passed by healthy margins in four Douglas County school districts last week. A special election was held Feb. 9, with levies on the ballot for Bridgeport, Mansfield, Orondo and Palisades school districts.

WATERVILLE — Voters in four Douglas County school districts should receive ballots this week for levy measures. Voters in Bridgeport, Orondo, Mansfield and Palisades school districts will receive the ballots. They should be completed and mailed or dropped off at a ballot drop-off box by Feb.…

With their tables piled high with summer’s bounty, area vendors gathered at the Bridgeport Fireman’s Park Friday morning for the farmers market.

WENATCHEE — Bridgeport Elementary School is among 12 North Central Washington schools recently awarded Stronger Schools grants by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington. The grant program provides up to $5,000 to enrich school experiences for students, provide seed funding for …

BRIDGEPORT — Bridgeport Dollars for Scholars awarded 12 scholarships to eight Bridgeport High School graduating seniors during the school’s awards ceremony June 4. Recipients are: William Dodson: Doris Turner Memorial Scholarship, $750; BHS Class of 1961 Scholarship, $250. Marcantonio Martin…

BRIDGEPORT — The Bridgeport School District is looking for kindergarten students for the 2015-16 school year. Children must be age 5 on or before Aug. 31. A meeting for parents will be held at 6 p.m. May 5 in the Bridgeport Elementary School library. Kindergarten screening will take place Ma…

On March 20, fifth-graders, including 17 representing Bridgeport Elementary School, gathered at Foothills Middle School in Wenatchee for the annual regional Math is Cool competition.

Bridgeport FFA students attend the Washington State FFA Convention on the campus of Washington State University in Pullman last May. From left, are Anita Velazquez, Samantha Velasco, Monica Lopez, Jennifer Salazar, Elsie Valdovinos, Josh Villegas, Gloria Alameda, Yaretzi Martinez, Brevin Eve…

Bridgeport School District voters showed strong support for a capital levy placed on the special election ballot Feb. 10. According to the Douglas County Auditor’s website, the measure was passing by 64.72 percent among eligible voters in Douglas and Okanogan counties as of Feb. 10.

OLYMPIA — Bridgeport has joined 62 other cities as partners in the state’s Business Licensing Service — a streamlined one-stop shop offering licensing and renewal services. As of Feb. 13, businesses in Bridgeport will use the Business Licensing Service to register or renew their licenses. Th…

What a night! Hundreds of community members from Mansfield, Waterville and Bridgeport celebrated Mansfield School’s annual homecoming Jan. 17.

The Shockers traveled to Kittitas for a game Jan. 16. It was a tough win but a win, nevertheless. A seesaw contest, the lead passed back and forth until the last quarter. In that decisive eight minutes, the Shockers out-scored the Coyotes and pulled away to win by a score of 51-42.

A strong fourth quarter allowed the Waterville girls basketball team to defeat Bridgeport by a score of 45-34. The game was played Jan. 17 and was part of Mansfield’s homecoming celebration.

On Feb. 10, The Bridgeport School District will again be seeking funds from voters to remedy a situation of decrepit elementary school portables and a lack of sufficient classroom size for a growing student population.

OLYMPIA — Washington residents can now recycle fluorescent lights and other mercury-containing lights for free. LightRecycle Washington collection sites accept traditional fluorescent tubes (including straight, curved and circular tubes), the twisty compact fluorescent lights and high intens…

In the 19th century, it used to be an American tradition to compete to shoot down the most birds in Christmas “side hunts.” The Christmas “side hunt” idea has been transformed by the Audubon Society into a bird-friendly tradition with the annual Christmas Bird Count.

Around 3:30 p.m. Nov. 28, Douglas County Road Superintendent Scott Reiman noticed on his GPS monitoring system that one of the county’s vehicles was driving near Brewster at 90 mph. Reiman immediately contacted fleet manager Dell Mires to try to find out who would have the truck. When he lea…

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