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A black bear sow with a distinctive bent left ear makes the rounds of the Saskatoon berry bushes on the Colville Tribes Reservation last week.
Wenatchee – The North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) will host the second-annual STEM Summit August 13-16 at the Wenatchee Convention Center. The event will highlight multiple professional learning opportunities for teachers and educational staff members in the areas of science,...
BREWSTER – The 13th annual Brewster Salmon Derby that was cancelled on the heels of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife chinook salmon season closure earlier in July, got a last-minute resurrection when a reevaluation of counts prompted WDFW to reopen the season effective August 1. Derby...

Brewster singer/songwriter Brittany Jean entertained diners at Peninsula Park last Friday, July 20.
PATEROS – The sign greeting visitors at the entry to the Smoke and Mirrors Fire Maze Display in the Pateros gym last Friday and Saturday, July 20-21, said it all: “We survived because the fire inside us burned brighter than the fire around us.” The display of hundreds of news stories, photos, art,...

Heather Carrington called the numbers for the Brewster Boys and Girls Club Bingo in the park.
PATEROS – The annual Apple Pie Jamboree, the city’s largest community event, seems to get bigger and better every year, and this year’s 71st running of the APJ was no exception last Friday through Sunday, July 20-22. For county political candidates, the parade was the place to be as office-seekers...

Tackle cover maker, Mike Mauk, pictured here with Brewster Chamber of Commerce President, Anna Marie Dalbey, also serves as the Chamber secretary.
BREWSTER – When Mike Mauk first began making his fishing tackle covers in 2005 he could not have foreseen that one day his product would lead to a trip to the nation’s capital to meet the President of the United States. But that was what happened on Monday, July 23, as Mauk represented Washington...
BREWSTER – Good news for fishermen and the Brewster Salmon Derby comes with the announcement from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) that the agency will reopen summer chinook salmon season from Wells Dam to Chief Joseph Dam on August 1. Upon hearing that news, Derby organizers...
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...

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