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The long-awaited new playground at Columbia Cove Park that has been on the city’s wish list for many snows is open for use. The yellow boundary tape is gone, new artificial turf is in place, and the whole shebang wears a striking blue color scheme. Now, if city staffers and maintenance personnel can be persuaded to stay off the slide and that curving ladder thingy perhaps the kids can take their turn. Mike Maltais/QCH
   

Aaron Kester, Tonasket candidate for Okanogan County Commissioner, virtually attended the regular monthly meeting of the Brewster Chamber of Commerce. Courtesy aaronkester.com
BREWSTER – A summary of the 16th annual Brewster Salmon that concluded three days earlier led the list of topics discussed at the regular monthly meeting of the Brewster Chamber of Commerce at 6 p.m. last Wednesday. See Brewster Salmon Derby scores a hit with big fish, big prizes, on page A1....

Grower-owned and operated, Chelan Fresh represents multi-generational family farms, many of them five and even six generations of growers, largely in North Central Washington. Courtesy Chelan Fresh
CHELAN- It’s not often that an enterprise-level company makes the choice to press pause, take a deep breath and reflect on who they really are and why they do what they do. To honestly assess what sets them apart and go out on a limb to change their entire brand name in order to communicate those...
Several years ago, my husband's cousin and wife invited us to join them on a 1-day cruise in Alaska. It was viewing Aialik Glacier, the largest tidewater glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park. Lunch was on board the ship, and a lovely salmon and crab dinner at Fox Island awaited us on the way back...
BRIDGEPORT —  The annual Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides children in lower-income areas with nutritious meals during the summer. Good nutrition is essential for effective learning every day, all year long. Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does the need for...

Denise Sorom
Last month the Community Foundation of North Central Washington published its annual report for fiscal year 2021. It was an extraordinary year – full of challenges and awe-inspiring generosity. We witnessed this community pulling together to help those in need both through quiet acts of anonymous...
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday Okanogan County Transportation & Nutrition meal delivery only  BREWSTER – As of right now there are no longer take out/pick up meals available at the Brewster Senior Center. Service days have changed and they still have not been able to find a cook. At this time they...
EAST WENATHCEE - Sarah Simonson the Veterans Service Officer for Douglas County, is available for appointments in her office at 211 11th St. NE in East Wenatchee. Call her at 509-683-3605.  You can also find her on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/douglascountyvso   Okanogan County...
Thursday, August 22nd, the documentary film “Return of the River” will be shown at the Brewster Grange at 6 pm. The Grange is located one mile south of Brewster on Hwy. 97 at 25905 Hwy. 97. The film documents the political, historic and economic forces instrumental in the removal of two dams and...

Two of the five high school girls’ teams square off.
PATEROS – The three-on-three basketball competition was fast, fair, and fun for the teams that turned out for the annual Apple Pie Jamboree tournament last Saturday, July 20. Though the number of teams fell short of last year’s 45, the three dozen who registered gave the sideline spectators all the...

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