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Members of the Colville Confederated Tribes fisheries personnel transfer chinook salmon below the Highway 97 Bridge at the mouth of the Okanogan River for transport to the Chief Joseph Hatchery as part of the tribe’s salmon management program.
BREWSTER – Three Rivers Hospital (TRH) will display paintings created by fourth grade students from Brewster, Pateros, Bridgeport and Liberty Bell elementary schools thanks to a collaboration between TRH and Methow Arts. Paintings by fourth grade students from Bridgeport and Brewster Elementary...

Landon Manuel with his 15.28 pound winning fish.
BREWSTER – When Maurice Santillants of Lynnwood dropped his line in the Brewster pool on the Columbia River last Friday morning, August 3, he did not expect that he would haul in a 34-plus-pound hatchery chinook salmon that would dwarf the King of the Pool winner in the annual Brewster King Salmon...

National Night Out will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, August 7 at the Brewster Boys and Girls Club.
BREWSTER – More than half a dozen community organizations and agencies will join the Brewster Police Department to observe National Night Out from 5 to 7 p.m. next Tuesday, August 7, at the Brewster Boys and Girls Club (BBGC). According to an event publicity poster, National Night Out is an annual...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilber Ross, center. Flanked by Mike Mauk, left, and brother Ernie Mauk, holds a fishing lure encased in an American-made Mauk Fishing Stuff cover.
BREWSTER – Mike and Ernie Mauk, of Mauk Fishing Stuff, enjoyed an experience of a lifetime while representing Washington state manufacturers at the second annual Made in America gathering at the White House last Monday, July 23. In a series of events that could plausibly be labelled “The Little...
Sedro Woolley – Effective Friday, July 27, campfires or the ignition of wood, briquettes, or any fuel in fire pits, fire pans, and barbeque grills, are banned in Lake Chelan National Recreation Area and the area of North Cascades National Park located in Chelan County. This includes all National...
OROVILLE — Some of North !merica’s fastest racers will hit the water Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 3,4 and 5 as  high-speed watercraft racing returns to Deep Bay Park for the annual Lake Osoyoos Cup. The action kicks off Friday with registration and tuning and testing. Course setup is...

Barbara Walters
WENATCHEE – The North Central Regional Library Board made if official on Friday, July 13, when they appointed NCRL acting director Barbara Walters as the next Executive Director of the library district. Walters has been part of the NCRL administration since 2007 and acting director since June 2017...

The boys launch as the horn sounds to start the heat.
BREWSTER – The Bearacudas Swim Club closed out its season with the most high-point winners in the Okanogan County Summer Swim League (OCSSL) Championships at the Brewster pool last Saturday, July 28. Bearacudas won five of the 13 age brackets, taking top spots in girls aged 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, and...

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.

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