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In a ride, similar to this Northwest Honor Flight poker run last April, the Legion Riders and guests collected 62 stuffed animals for first responders during their Teddy Bear Run Saturday, July 22.
  BREWSTER – The Legion Riders of American Legion Columbia Post 97 hosted a Teddy Bear Run Saturday, July 22, to gather stuffed animals for distribution to children by first responders. Post 97 assistant director, Glen Farrington, who also serves as the ride coordinator and road captain for the...

Attorney Allison Foreman (standing), representing the interests of Bridgeport Orchard Property, addresses the Bridgeport City Council at its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 19.
BRIDGEPORT – The city council and the Cope family, owners of Bridgeport Orchard Properties (BPO), 120-plus acres of RI-zoned land bordering the south side of town, are attempting to resolve an issue that dates to 2016, over the property’s grandfathered use in an agricultural capacity. Following...

Bill Vallance, Fire District 15 Chief
BRIDGEPORT – A replacement pumper truck for a 1984 Mack veteran, housed at the Douglas Okanogan County Fire District (DOCFD) 15 Station 40 at Rocky Butte on Bridgeport Bar, was the main topic of discussion during the regular meeting of the DOCFD 15 Board of Commissioners last Monday, July 31....

Wind-fanned flames quickly outpaced DNR crews fighting the fire from State Route 153.
PATEROS – It’s all over but the monitoring of leftover hot spots on the Canyon Creek fire that started a mile north of Carlton on Saturday, July 15, and expanded to 1,200 acres before being contained Tuesday evening, July 18. Evacuations alerts have been lifted, State Route 153 is open and engine...

Cheyenne Allen, Brewster, tried the fit of a fireman’s protective suit and helmet during the 2016 National Night Out event at Columbia Cove Park in Brewster last August.
BREWSTER – Reserve the four hours between 5 and 9 p.m. Tuesday, August 1, to participate in National Night Out and meet some of the folks who make it their business to look out for your family’s welfare and safety. The Brewster Police Department is hosting the event at Columbia Cove Park, 604 W....

This pile of debris adjacent to the northwest corner of a Little League concession building was identified by Brewster police investigators as the origin of a fire that damaged two buildings in the Vista Park Homes complex July 12.
BREWSTER – Police department fire investigators have concluded that youngsters playing with a lighter near the Vista Park Homes Apartments, at 509 S. Fourth Street, caused the fire that eventually destroyed two of the complex’s 13 buildings that left more than two dozen residents homeless, July 12...

Local angler, Mindy Webster, was the 2016 Queen of the Pool grand prize winner at the Brewster King Salmon Derby with this 26-pound king she caught.
BREWSTER – Salmon fisherman from around the Northwest are aiming their fish finders at Brewster in anticipation of the 12th annual Brewster King Salmon Derby, Friday-Saturday-Sunday, August 4-5-6. More than $20,000 in cash and prizes for the largest salmon caught in the adult, youth and child...
BRIDGEPORT -- An adult male who sustained a single gunshot wound last Friday, July 21, in Bridgeport is reported to be in stable condition and recovering at Confluence Hospital in Wenatchee, according to a report last Saturday, July 22, from Douglas County Sheriff, Harvey Gjesdal. The incident was...

Chris Erlandsen
PATEROS – At its regular monthly meeting, Tuesday, July 18, the city council approved the Pederson Road Neighborhood Project that will resolve ownership and utility issues in the 20-unit, 2.78-acre Pateros Trailer Court and address a long-range plan for the approximate 75-acres comprising the...

Flames spread from the Little League concession stand and fence line to the adjacent apartment building on July 12. QCH Photo by Mike Maltais
BREWSTER - On July 12, 2017, Brewster Police investigated an arson fire at the Alta Vista Apartments in Brewster. During the investigation a witness identified several young juvenile males playing with a lighter and burning items near the concessions stand just south of the apartment complex. The...

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