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Thursday, August 22nd, the documentary film “Return of the River” will be shown at the Brewster Grange at 6 pm. The Grange is located one mile south of Brewster on Hwy. 97 at 25905 Hwy. 97. The film documents the political, historic and economic forces instrumental in the removal of two dams and...

Two of the five high school girls’ teams square off.
PATEROS – The three-on-three basketball competition was fast, fair, and fun for the teams that turned out for the annual Apple Pie Jamboree tournament last Saturday, July 20. Though the number of teams fell short of last year’s 45, the three dozen who registered gave the sideline spectators all the...
The Brewster 14’s Babe Ruth baseball team won the state championship in Ephrata earlier this month and is in West Linn, Oregon, playing in the PNW regional tournament. Pictured in the back row, from left is coach Dan Vassar, Arnie Arevalo, Joey Thornton, Braiden Boyd, AJ Woodward, Carson Boesel,...

Doug Kirk displays his veterans quilt with the help of quilter Patti Cockfield.
PATEROS – Members of the Columbia River Quilters honored two local veterans, Bill Zwiegle and Doug Kirk, by presenting each with a custom-made quilt during the 71st Apple Pie Jamboree last Saturday, July 20. During a noon ceremony on the stage at Sweet River Bakery, Quilters spokesperson Lisa...

Mike (left) and Ernie Mauk with a display of tackle covers at the White House.
BREWSTER – Local business owner Mike Mauk was curious about which Washington state company was selected this year to represent products manufactured in the U.S. for the annual Made in America Product Showcase held at the nation’s capital on July 18. That’s because Mauk has been there. Last year...
If you're wondering whether bats are dangerous to humans or pets, you should know that the short answer to that question is “not if they are left alone.” Contrary to popular belief, bats are not blind. In fact they can see almost as well as humans. However, at night, their ears are more important...
BREWSTER – Three Rivers Family Medicine will host free sports physicals from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, August 6, at the Brewster Boys & Girls Club, 601 W. Cliff Ave. Students should bring any paperwork that the school district needs and have their guardian present with them. If no guardian can be...
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...

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