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Three Rivers Hospital CEO Scott Graham will be dividing his services between TRH and North Valley Hospital in Tonasket.
BREWSTER – The trend of hospitals around the nation toward consolidation of systems and practices to reduce financial pressures while maintaining quality health care has come to Three Rivers Hospital (TRH) whose Board of Commissioners has elected to share the services of THR CEO Scott Graham with...
OLYMPIA - The Washington State Department of Health will launch a statewide campaign this summer to warn about the dangers of opioid prescriptions.   Since 2000, over 10,000 people in Washington have died from an opioid overdose and there have been more than 17,697 opioid overdose hospitalizations...
ENATCHEE - The Community Foundation of NCW is now accepting applications for its Regional Impact Grant (RIG) open to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and government agencies in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan Counties (excludes organizations in the Methow Valley and all public schools, as those...
OMAK- A long-awaited update on how shorelines will be regulated in Okanogan County has been approved by the Department of Ecology. Shorelines in the state’s largest county provide prime habitat for a multitude of species and support many land uses. Okanogan County’s Shoreline Master Programhttps://...
Portland, Oregon – Last week, the Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of logic and common sense: massive wildfires on public lands are emergencies that often threaten lives, property, and natural resources.  The Court’s ruling backed a decision by the Forest Service to build a community protection line –...
NCW Media Managing Editor Gary Bégin sat down with Building NCW* Executive Director Marc Straub recently to ask him a few questions about his candidacy for Douglas County Commissioner. This is what he had to say: NCW: How many years have you been executive director of BNCW? Marc Straub: I've been...

Wearing her great aunt’s traditional dress, Pateros sophomore Aleeka Smith, left. was presented with an eagle wing fan from Mr. St. Cloud.
PATEROS – It might be easier to list the activities that were not at the Bile Rally, Salmon Bake and Cultural Celebration at Pateros Memorial Park last Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24, rather than try to mention all that was there. Motorcyclists from The Samaritan Riders of Washington gathered for...

The Peace Run team and some young supporters pose with the movement’s torch and banner.
PATEROS – For the first time in its 31-year history, the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run, an international torch relay, passed through Pateros and Brewster last Wednesday as part of its 11,000-mile U.S. tour. A small contingent of citizens including two former Pateros mayors, Megan Sherrard and...
PATEROS – One Of the informational booths at last weekend’s River Run and Salmon Bake at Pateros Memorial Park was the Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) project being promoted by the Pateros-Brewster Community Resource Center and its director, Gene Dowers. MYN is a campaign designed to enlist...

Swimmers at the Brewster public pool pick up some pointers on proper kicking during the ninth annual World’s Largest Swimming Lesson.
BREWSTER – The Brewster Boys and Girls Club was a busy place on Wednesday and Thursday, June 20-21, as the New Old Time Chautauqua complete with band, dancers and entertainers stopped by for a visit on Wednesday, and the kids participated in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson on Thursday. The New...

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