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Left to right: Gene Dowers, executive director of the Pateros-Brewster Community Resource Center; Grace Larsen, and FHC CEO Jesus Hernandez. Courtesy Carlene Anders
  PATEROS – Family Health Centers (FHC) honored three South Okanogan County community leaders on August 14 with a ceremony in Columbia Cove Park. The award recipients were Patricia Baird of Pateros, Marlen Guzman-Cortes of Brewster, and Gene Dowers of Pateros. Dowers is executive director of the...

Brewster Police Chief Nattalie Cariker announced her resignation from the Brewster Police Department at the city council meeting on August 14.
  BREWSTER – It was a full night for the city council during its regular meeting last Wednesday, August 14, as members heard from 12th District state representative Keith Goehner, chamber secretary Mike Mauk, and police chief Nattalie Cariker, among other business. Rep. Goehner dropped in after...

Council member John Housden wants city ordinances to conform with federal law.
  BREWSTER – There will be no cannabis retail store within the city limits following a unanimous vote by the Brewster City Council on August 14 to deny a request by Saranjit Bassi, owner of Forbidden Cannabis Club in Okanogan to open one here. Following public comment both supporting and opposing a...

Mark Worth
  OKANOGAN – A jury found Pateros resident Mark Reynolds Worth guilty of attempted murder while armed with a firearm and drive-by shooting earlier this month after he fired two shots at Brewster businessman Cass Gebbers during an encounter north of Brewster almost three years ago. Worth, 48, was...

Chamber president Anna Marie Dalbey presents Chamber secretary Mike Mauk with an appreciation award for his role in organizing the second annual Cherries Jubilee last July. Mike Maltais/QCH
BREWSTER – Representatives from the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office and Okanogan County Economic Alliance attended the regular meeting of the Brewster Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, August 7. Mike Worden Chief of Special Operations/Communications for the sheriff’s office provided an overview...

Okanogan County Chief Communications Deputy Mike Worden addresses the Brewster Chamber of Commerce. Mike Maltais/QCH Map below shows the existing communications map of infrastructure and status shows county locations where maintenance support will end in 2020. Courtesy Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office
BREWSTER – Mike Worden, the chief deputy for special ops/communications for the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office address members of the Brewster Chamber of Commerce at their regular meeting on Wednesday, August 7, on the subject of the infrastructure improvement initiative that will appear on the...

Trevor Lane, PhD, and Director of WSU Ferry County Extension
PATEROS – If you want to know how to set up a Local Investment Network (LIN), go talk to the doctor. Trevor Lane, PhD, and Director of WSU Ferry County Extension brought his expertise on the subject to a gathering of interested listeners at the Pateros-Brewster Community Resource Center last Friday...
OKANOGAN - Rep. Dan Newhouse will host the second of three Vietnam-era veteran pinning ceremonies to honor the heroes, including unreturned veterans, and their families. In partnership with the Vietnam War 50th Commemoration, Rep. Newhouse will present veterans with a service lapel pin and...

Fireman Jacob Poole let Emily and Analy Caspar try on a fireman’s helmet. Mike Maltais/QCH
BREWSTER – There were almost too many activities for families and youngsters who turned out for the Brewster Police Department’s fourth annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6. The two-hour event had attractions both inside and outside the Brewster Boys and Girls Club where the action went...

The Miss Pateros piloted by Brandon Cushing seen here in a 2018 Pateros parade, will compete in this year’s regatta. Mike Maltais/QCH
PATEROS – Power boats and pulled pork will share this weekend’s billing in Pateros as the annual Terry Troxel Memorial Regatta returns to Lake Pateros and the third annual Whole Hog BBG with a teepee raffle happens as well. The Whole Hog BBQ hosted by the Pateros-Brewster Community Resource Center...

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