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Two hoses from a DNR pumper target flames close to the highway.
PATEROS – A wildfire, now called the Canyon Creek Fire, that began just after noon on Saturday, July 15, along State Route 153 about a mile north of Carlton burned some 300 acres and prompted evacuation alerts for residents in the surrounding area. According to the Okanogan County Emergency...

The Chelan girls (green) squared off against the Brewster girls in three-on-three basketball.
PATEROS – Vehicles filled every available parking in Pateros on Saturday, July 15, as the three-day Apple Pie Jamboree 2017 shifted into high gear with a full day of food, games, vendors, races, and music featuring something for every member of the family.

Residents were removing furniture from their damaged apartments last week.
BREWSTER – A multi-alarm fire damaged at least six apartments in the 13-building, 25-unit Vista Park Homes housing complex at 509 S. Fourth Street in Brewster on Wednesday evening, July 12. Before the blaze was contained, units from Bridgeport, Pateros, Malott, Okanogan, Methow and Omak joined...

Two hoses from a DNR pumper target flames close to the highway.
  PATEROS – A wildfire, now called the Canyon Creek Fire, that began Saturday morning, July 15, along Highway 153 - the Methow Valley Highway - about a mile north of Carlton continues to spread at this writing, prompting evacuation alerts for residents in the surrounding area. According to the...
  This is a notification has been received from the Okanogan County Alert System:   CARLTON AREA - Persons should be aware of a Wild Land Fire in the area of Vinten Road and Texas Creek. Persons should be prepared evacuate. Be aware of your surroundings. Do not wait to be told to evacuate. Take...

Jim Novelli, new Chief Executive Officer of Okanogan Behavioral HealthCare
  OKANOGAN – Jim Novelli has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of Okanogan Behavioral HealthCare. He is a native of New York City. He received his BA from the State University New York College at Fredonia and master’s degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.  Novelli has...
BREWSTER – The city’s Independence Day celebration, Tuesday, July 4, featured an attraction for every age and taste from a pancake breakfast in the morning, to free public swimming and parade in the afternoon and fireworks after dark. In between, vendors in Columbia Cove Park sold food and...

Photo By Mike Maltais Last Friday afternoon, July 7, Brewster police, Douglas-Okanogan Fire District 15 crews and Emergency Medical Service personnel were called to rescue a man trapped in mud and quicksand along Monse River Road on the north bank of the Okanogan River, about one-half mile above the Okanogan River Bridge.

Members of the Pateros Chamber of Commerce gather for their regular monthly meeting.
PATEROS – The Pateros Chamber of Commerce had a laundry list of both recent and pending events to discuss at its regular monthly meeting last Thursday, July 6, including the recent golf tournament, citywide garage sales, fishing derby and ongoing sign work. The Pateros Chamber Golf Tournament was...

Photo By Mike Maltais A collision between a southbound dump truck and trailer, left, and a northbound straight truck just before noon, Thursday, July 6, on State Route 153, milepost 8, north of Pateros, claimed the lives of both drivers. An injured passenger in the straight truck was transported to Three Rivers Hospital.
PATEROS – A head-on collision between two trucks last Thursday, July 6, claimed the lives of both drivers and sent an injured passenger to three Rivers Hospital for treatment. According to a Washington State Patrol report of the accident, Kenneth Fennix, 25, of Zillah, was driving a 2000...

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