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NCW - The thrill of having Monday off, the lingering effects from the post-work happy hour cocktail and the bad habit of speeding around tourists that slow to an infuriating speed to ogle the mountain side - safety hazards on the road amplify during holiday weekends, including upcoming Labor Day...
Most folks feel that radio is "sexier" than print media, but if they only knew the truth about radio talk shows. What really goes on behind the scenes? Are you actually listening to who you think you are? Was that really Jay Inslee or Dino Rossi or a hybrid named Dino Inslee found sleeping in the...

A future derby winner may be in this lineup of 9-to-14-year-old fishermen who were awarded free fishing outfits for their efforts.
BREWSTER – The second Washington State Housing Finance Commission (WSHFC) Homebuyer Education Seminar to be held in Brewster is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, August 18, at the Brewster Senior Center at 109 S. Bridge Street in Brewster. The workshop is designed to help prospective...

Maurice Santillants of Lynnwood caught this 34-pound hatchery chinook salmon in the Brewster pool area of the Columbia River last Friday morning, August 3. It was on opening morning of the Brewster King Salmon Derby and, if Santillants had been an entrant, his monster salmon would have won King of the Pool honors by almost seven pounds.
The 34.32-pound king salmon caught in the Brewster pool last Friday, Aug. 3 was not an entry in the salmon derby.
OKANOGAN  - Okanogan County School Retirees' Association provided 11 grants and four community service awards to enhance student learning in Okanogan County schools last year. Grant winners from Tonasket Elementary were Fay Aitcheson, copies of Your Fantastic Elastic Brain; Rose Corso, school...

Chelan Mayor Mike Cooney was in charge of handing Steele with the AWC City Champion Award for all his work in the legislature.
CHELAN – The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) awarded Rep. Mike Steele a City Champion Award in an evening reception on July 30 at Chelan City Hall Council Chambers. Chelan Mayor Mike Cooney said a few words before presenting Steele with the award. “I know where Mike Steele started, Manson,...

Dino Rossi
NCW Media Managing Editor Gary Bégin reached out to Republican candidate for the 8th Congressional District Dino Rossi and posed a few questions to him. What follows are his answers:   Wenatchee Business Journal: Why do you want to be the 8th District Congressman? Dino Rossi: I’m running for...

This Mazama cabin is one of nine homes featured on the 17th annual Methow Valley Home Tour.
WINTHROP – Tickets for the Confluence Gallery’s 17th annual Methow Valley Home Tour on Saturday, August 8,  are on sale through August 4 at locations in the Methow Valley, by phone, and online. “Building in the Land of Sun and Snow” will feature residences from artisan-crafted cabins to postmodern...

Left to right, standing in back: Katie and Lorraine Morris, Ronda Sue Henne, Ted and Parker Morris, Janet Greenaway, Robert and Liberty Hannon, Larry Washburn, Frank and Kathy Kennedy, Roberta and Chris Peterson, Barbara Peterson, Michael Peterson, Melbourne Peterson, Samuel and Tralee Randolph, DD and Terry Dowell, Janis Woodall, Keith and Helen Thrapp, Suvannee Vidhyapum and Hal Morris, Sherrie Ebenal. Seated: Clara Sterley, Calvin Greenaway, Sid Casey and Pam Ferguson.(kneeling beside). Mary and Laurel Ebenal also kneeling with ‘Tonka’, their dog. Seated on the ground in front: Malaky, Cinthia and Kolton Woodall, Brenna Hannon and Aiden Learn.
ORONDO - Coming from as far away as Oklahoma, California and from across the state of Washington  and Idaho, the Morris/Dowell/Greenaway/Peterson clan reunited for a reunion last Saturday (July 28) at Lincoln Rock State Park.   Braving the 90 plus degree heat and long drives, the group renewed...

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