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The small unincorporated farm community of Stratford four miles northeast of Soap Lake has a post office but no town sheriff. But then, it doesn’t need one because an assortment of metal monsters fashioned from found equipment and tool parts guards the inhabitants thereabouts and scares the...
The RiverCom Administrative Board acknowledged and recognized an emergent need to address the aging two-county radio system as the most likely single point of failure. The Board authorized a comprehensive engineering study and, based on the results of the study, subsequently implemented a graduated...
NCW Media, Inc. had an exclusive interview with RiverCom Executive Director Misty Viebrock at the end of June. Viebrock explains why the upcoming August ballot measure is so important to the multi-jurisdictional agency. NCW: What is your viewpoint of the role RiverCom has played and continues to...

Two gliders photographed one behind the other appear to be a single tandem chute coming for a landing.
OMAK – Dozens of colored canopies descended on East Omak Park last Thursday, July 11, as pilots in the U.S. Open of Paragliding completed one of several passes from Chelan Butte as part of the five-day competition. Chelan resident Matt Senior, meet director and organizer, reported from the landing...
What appeared as a Half Blood (partial eclipse) Thunder Moon from other parts of the earth – Australia, Africa, South America and parts of Europe and Asia – was just another full moon over North America last Tuesday night, July 15.
A new Pet Parking station has been installed in front of the Pateros Public Library for patrons and others who need a safe spot to secure their four-legged companions.

Dr. Amy Ellingson is now accepting appointments at Three Rivers Family Medicine
BREWSTER – Three Rivers Family Medicine announces that a new family practice physician, Dr. Amy Ellingson will join the clinic staff at Three Rivers Family Medicine effective August 26, and that the clinic will expand its facility to accommodate more patients. A July 11 Three Rivers media release...

The rider of this prancing horse tipped his hat to the crowd.
BREWSTER – Along about 6 p.m. last Thursday, July 4, folks hereabouts were feeling pretty smug and partly sorry for all the sorry souls who spent all those dollars and travelled all that distance to the nation’s capital for the Independence Day celebrations, when a much better show unfolded right...

Local USDA Forest Service staff release weevils to combat invasive Dalmatian toadflax in the Swakane Canyon area of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in May 2019.
OKANOGAN COUNTY- High above Swakane Canyon, Brigitte Ranne, invasive plant program manager for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is busy releasing weevils. A natural enemy of the invasive Dalmation toadflax, these little insects are just one of many tools to help get the upper on invasive...
BREWSTER – The Bearacudas, one of four teams in the Okanogan County AAU Summer Swim League, are entering their third week of competition that will culminate in the county championships July 27. This weekend, however, all four teams, the Bearacudas, Omak Manta Rays, Okanogan Bullfrogs, and Methow...

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