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Friday, July 20 6-8 p.m. – Pie and ice cream in Memorial Park 8 p.m. - Raffle Saturday, July 21 All day – Vendors, music and entertainment in Memorial Park 4 a.m. – Ray Stanley Memorial Bass Tournament Registration 6:30 a.m. – Color Run registration (Methodist Church) 7-10 a.m. – Breakfast in...

Brewster’s Jeff Harmier landed this 23.5-pound king salmon at last year’s salmon derby.
REWSTER – For the first time in its 13-year history, the Brewster King Salmon Derby has cancelled its annual August event following the announcement from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) earlier this month that closed salmon seasons on the Upper Columbia River. Fishing seasons...

The “Smoke and Mirrors” Fire Maze Display provides an in-depth look at what a major wildfire is like.
PATEROS – The Rising from the Ashes Recovery Reunion and Celebration, a five-day observance with a schedule of activities befitting the past three-and-a-half-year struggle to rebuild after the state’s two largest wildfires, is underway from Wednesday, July 18 through Sunday, July 22. The list of...

Kevin Daratha, left, and Brian Pearson of the Wenatchee Department of Transportation discussed a traffic upgrade on U.S. 97 south of Brewster.
BREWSTER – Representatives from the Wenatchee Department of Transportation for North Central Washington appeared before the Brewster City Council during its regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, July 11, to advise members to a traffic upgrade on State Route 97 south of Brewster later this summer...

Council members approved the conceptual plan for the downtown well house No. 4 prepared by city architect/engineer Varela & Associates at last Monday’s regular meeting.
ATEROS – Following a public informational session, city council members approved the conceptual design for the downtown dual-purpose well house No. 4 at their regular monthly meeting last Monday, July 16. The design, prepared by city architect/engineer Varela  Associates of Spokane, is the first of...
WENATCHEE - The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is looking for nominees to fill two vacancies on its 15-member Resource Advisory Committee (RAC). “Since 2000, the Okanogan-Wenatchee RAC has been able to help select more than 260 projects totaling over six and a half million dollars. These...
With the retirement of longtime Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal, Douglas County Sheriff candidate Leeon Leyde is looking to move up. The 54-year-old single dad has spent most of career with the Washington State Patrol and is currently with the Wenatchee Police Department. Wenatchee Business...
The Wenatchee Business Journal recently interviewed Douglas County Sheriff candidate Kevin Morris about why he wants to be elected as the next sheriff. He currently serves as the Undersheriff, but longtime Sheriff Harvey Gjesdale is retiring so he wants to step up. Here is what Morris had to say...

This chute gate from the dismantled Monse rodeo arena was a recent donation to the Interpretive Center by Mike Jones of Malott.
BREWSTER – Several new attractions lead the list of things to see at the Fort Okanogan Interpretive Center located near the junction of highways 17 and 174 east of Brewster. Director Kristen Heidenthal said a new addition to the exhibits is a detailed history of the architectural firm and building...

The next Great Careers workshop will be heald Wednesday July 25, at the WorkSource Omak office.
OMAK – WorkSource Okanogan, a job-search, employment training agency that works to match employers with job seekers with employers, will hold the second of two workshops titled Great Careers in Okanogan County from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, July 25, at the Omak WorkSource office at 126 S. Main...

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