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Mike Maltais/QCH Driver Ted Alkier of Spokane with navigator Michael Santiago from New Jersey guide No. 429, a 1929 Model A to the finish line in the Omak Best Western parking lot.
OMAK – Early 20th Century automotive history paid a visit to Omak last weekend when nearly two dozen pre-1934 vintage vehicles turned out for The 4 Banger Rodeo, the 37th Northwest Vintage Speedsters Club Northwest Classic 200-Mile Endurance Run. Cars and drivers checked in last Saturday, August...
OKANOGAN – Citing recent low participation numbers the Okanogan PUD proposed to discontinue its decade-long customer conservation loan program at its August 26 board meeting. The 55 loans still outstanding and any other applications in process would continue, but the proposal would terminate new...
Rafael Avinas of Avinas Garden in Chelan is at his regular post at the Brewster Farmers Market located at the Brewster Grange 1018 at 25905 Highway 97, (corner Grange Road and Highway 97) of  every Friday. The market at the Grange is open from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Friday through Oct. 31. A second...

Assistant Chief of the Okanogan Volunteer Fire Department Christian Johnson. Courtesy Maurice Goodall OCEM
  OKANOGAN – Go Fund Me and North Cascade Bank accounts have been created for an Okanogan firefighter who was seriously injured while battling a wildfire at Spring Coulee last Sunday, Sept. 1. Christian Johnson, Assistant Chief with Okanogan Fire District #3 suffered burns over 60 percent of his...
    OKANOGAN - The Okanogan County Gealogical Society will have it’s first meeting of the fall on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 1:30 p.m. in the Wilson Building at the Historical Society 1410 N. 2nd St, Okanogan.  The summer plans and suggested programs will be discussed.  Anyone interested in family...

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...

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