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WENATCHEE - Recent storms have brought snow to the mountain tops, blanketing higher elevation trees in white and turning these areas of the national forest into winter wonderlands. Along with these seasonal changes comes the opportunity for families to purchase Christmas tree permits from the...
PATEROS – The Pateros Ski Program is selling Christmas trees this year to raise funds to upgrade its ski equipment. The Noble fir trees are six-to seven-feet tall and sell for $55. Comparable trees sell at the commercial tree lots for $70. The Noble fir is noted for its popularity as a holiday tree...
PATEROS – The Apple Pie Jamboree and the Pateros Brewster Community Resource Group are two among 28 non-profit groups in the Chelan-Douglas-Okanogan tri-county to receive Regional Impact Grants (RIG) from the Community Foundation of North Central Washington (CFNCW). Apple Pie Jamboree received $6,...

The Douglas County PUD is busy at Ives Landing and along Memorial Park, replacing docks and upgrading the bulkhead and access points for recreationists.
PATEROS – The City Council held two public hearings and acted on four resolutions and three ordinances, including the 2018 budget, during its regular monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 20. In a special session earlier in the month council members also approved a Fair Housing Resolution in compliance...

Ann Fagerlie, Okanogan County 4-H Program Coordinator, handed out awards and accolades to 4-H members gathered from around the county.
OKANOGAN – 4-H groups from around the county gathered at the Okanogan Grange Hall on Saturday, Nov. 18 for their annual awards banquet honoring members for the participation in 4-H projects, county fair participation, and volunteer work. Groups from Tonasket, Winthrop, Riverside, Malott, Okanogan...

Emmanuel Hurtado
BREWSTER – Emmanuel “Manny” Hurtado is the newest member of the Brewster City Council by a narrow margin after trailing incumbent Ramiro Villagrana in the early returns. At the time of election certification by the Okanogan County Auditor on Tuesday, Nov. 28, Hurtado held a three-vote, 66-63 lead...

Madelyn, Aubrey, and Keira Thorn stand next to a table of completed Christmas boxes at Calvary Baptist Church in Brewster.
BREWSTER – Countless needy children throughout the Pacific Rim countries will have something to smile about this season as millions of gift boxes arrive with treats, gifts and surprises from others who took the time to care. And many who care are right here in Okanogan County where more than 1,000...
PATEROS/BRIDGEPORT – Santa Claus will begin making his rounds in the area early next month. The Jolly Old Elf will turn up at Pateros on Dec. 3 and in Bridgeport on Dec. 8. Santa’s visit to Pateros will be the centerpiece of a Small-Town Christmas celebration at the Central Building from 1-4 p.m....
WENATCHEE - Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the Wenatchee Valley Museum, 127 South Mission, Wenatchee. The Wenatchee Valley Erratics presents a holiday extra. Marli Miller, Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Oregon,...
PATEROS – The Pateros Ski Program is selling Christmas trees this year to raise funds to upgrade its ski equipment. The Noble fir trees are six-to seven-feet tall and sell for $55. Comparable trees sell at the commercial tree lots for $70. The Noble fir is noted for its popularity as a holiday...

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