Bridgeport joins state’s business licensing partnership

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. The service brings the city requirements together with state registrations that a business may need to...
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Mansfield celebrates homecoming

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

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.
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Shockers rein in Fillies

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.
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Bridgeport School District to run levy Feb. 10

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.
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New recycling program begins for fluorescent lights

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 intensity discharge lights, which are commonly used in outdoor lighting fixtures. The program does not accept...
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Bridgeport birders take part in long-standing Christmas tradition

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.
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Bridgeport faculty, students hopeful intruders will be caught

Bridgeport High School faculty and students are hopeful that vandals who attacked the school early on the morning of Dec. 15 will be arrested and held accountable for their crime.
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Pickup theft believed to be connected to Bridgeport incidents

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 learned that no one was supposed to be using the vehicle at that time, he contacted the Sheriff’s Office and, through the GPS system, the vehicle was located that same afternoon with the keys in it near 500 Griggs Avenue in Bridgeport.
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A look at Douglas County history

The Siwash ferry hauls apples from Siwash Orchards near Bridgeport to Pateros Storage Co. about 1932.
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