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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...

Gail Smith
  UPDATE: According to Okanogan County Sheriff Hawley Mr. Smith has been located in Federal Way. OKANOGAN – The county sheriff’s office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing 76-year-old local man suffering from early onset dementia. Gail Smith was last seen leaving his...

Janet Conklin
BRIDGEPORT – The votes from the August 6 primary are in and while certification remains several days away, it appears that the incumbent Janet Conklin will face challenger Esiquio “Zeke” Martinez in the Nov. 6 general election race for mayor. Of the three candidates on the August ballot, Martinez...
ENTIAT - The United States Fire Service and Columbia Breaks Interpretive Center will celebrate Smokey’s big 75th birthday on Saturday, August 10, at Entiat’s Interpretive Center on the west side of Hwy 97A. From 10 a.m. -2 p.m., groups of all ages will be able to engage in different learning...
NESPELEM – The Colville Confederated Tribes (CCT) in conjunction with Colville Tribes Fish and Wildlife will release the first chinook salmon in Rufus Woods Lake upstream of Chief Joseph Dam since the structure was completed in 1955. The release, open to the public, will take place at 10 a.m....
OLYMPIA – Now that we have your attention regarding salmon from the just completed Brewster Salmon Derby, the Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) is accepting feedback on proposed rules changes aimed at helping increase salmon migration in the Snake and Columbia rivers. The rules changes would...

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