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MANSFIELD – Four members of a prominent Douglas County wheat ranching family were given probation last Thursday, Dec. 7, stemming from a 2016 indictment for violating federal firearms regulations. Terry Hunt, 73, his wife, Mary Hunt, 72, and sons, Russell, 53, and Derek, 47, pleaded guilty to...

Roni Holder Diefenbach, Executive Director of the Economic Alliance
BREWSTER – Roni Holder-Diefenbach, the Executive Director of the Economic Alliance (EA) office in Omak, addressed members of the Brewster Chamber of Commerce at their regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, Dec. 6. Diefenbach explained the EA’s Infrastructure Committee comprised of representatives...

Pateros Chamber Secretary Joni Parks counts the ballots for 2018 officers.
PATEROS – The Chamber of Commerce elected new officers for the 2018 calendar year at its regular monthly meeting last Thursday, Dec. 7. Chamber members voted to amend the bylaws to allow members present at the meeting to elect next year’s officers after several mail-out ballots disappeared. Karen...
WENATCHEE - Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 12 at the Wenatchee Valley Museum, 127 South Mission, Wenatchee. "Geology of the Cheney and Palouse Falls Fracture Zones" will be the topic. Fracture zones in Columbia River Basalts...

Levi Knapp, shown here competing in the steer wrestling event, grew up with Pro West Rodeo.
BREWSTER – The annual Pro West Rodeo that entertains spectators at Cashmere, Chelan, Waterville, and about 20 other Northwest venues, made its first return appearance at the Okanogan County Fair in almost a decade last September. It was a well-organized and well-funded two-day event, enough so...
BREWSTER -- At Brewster Elementary School, music assemblies are always bilingual, thanks to the skills of sign language interpreter Gail Brand. So whether students are deaf or hard of hearing, they can still experience the performances Methow Arts brings into the six schools in the Okanogan County...
BREWSTER – Youngsters from the ages of three years to 16 can compete for 20 sleds that will be awarded by the Brewster Police Department as part of its Snow Safety Contest during the Cops and Kids Winter Celebration Event at the Brewster Boys and Girls Club at 601 W. Cliff Avenue from 1-4 p.m....

Rep. Cary Condotta, introduced Matt Shea.
EAST WENATCHEE -- It was fitting that the 30 or so members of the Douglas County Republican Party met at the Bethel Baptist Church on Eastmont Avenue here the night of Monday, Oct. 2. Fitting because immediately after the regular meeting of the GOP faithful in a nearby conference room, the real "...

Pictured left to right are: Chad Cleveland, Spencer Cleveland, far back Maranda Cleveland.
OKANOGAN - Chad Cleveland of Okanogan was named Outstanding 4-H Leader of the Year by the Okanogan County 4-H Leader’s Council. Chad was honored the state award at the Volunteer Recognition Banquet of the Washington State 4-H Forum. The event was held at Great Wolf Lodge Conference Center in Grand...
Wenatchee - The U.S. Forest Service is excited to announce that all fourth graders are eligible for a free Christmas tree permit through the national Every Kid in a Park initiative. Fourth graders can enjoy a family adventure searching for a Christmas tree in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest...

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