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The National Weather Service termed “once-in-a-generation snowstorm” that swept through the county just before Christmas earned its label as far as this structure is concerned located between Okanogan and Omak. The accumulation of heavy, wet snow proved too much for the roof supports to handle. Along with clearing driveways many residents also cleaned roofs, particularly those lacking enough slope to shed snow quickly. Mike Maltais/QCH
BREWSTER – Operations that have always been close to the bone for the Brewster Food Bank just got a little leaner after Second Harvest in Spokane announced last month that it is suspending its monthly food deliveries. Second Harvest is a nonprofit that supplies a network of 285 partner food banks,...
Dec. 28, 30, Jan. 3-4, 6 Senior meals served Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday at Senior Center and home delivery  BREWSTER – The Senior Center is now serving meals at Noon, at the center on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Fridays. Home delivered meals are delivered those same days. Call 509-826-7979 to reserve...

BrassWorks, an ensemble of musicians from the Okanogan Valley Orchestra & Chorus (OVOC) and Omak, Okanogan, and Bridgeport school districts performed at Omak Apple Springs assisted living on Dec 17. Pictured from left: Seilja Durkee, OVOC, Calvin Gorman, Omak Band Director, OVOC; Kathleen Christensen, Piano Teacher; Michael Huebert, Okanogan Band/Choral Director, OVOC; Zach Teply, Bridgeport Band/Mariachi, OVOC, and John Heyrend, OVOC, Omak Elementary Music Director, retired. Not present - Chris Warren, OVOC. BrassWorks performs throughout the community for public and private events whenever requested. For more information Kathleen Christensen, 509-422-4660. Courtesy Mike Christensen
PATEROS – The Apple Pie Jamboree, the popular family event that has been held on the third weekend in July since 1947, is one among 52 nonprofits recognized last month by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington (CFNCW) with a $6,000 grant. The award is part of $412,000 distributed...
STCU employees once again showed their passion for community service by documenting a record 10,000 hours of volunteerism in 12 months. The volunteers including 18 employees who served at least 80 hours of volunteerism for a single organization. Scores of others exceeded the 16 hours of paid time...

Snow-dusted frozen tracks left by Canada geese along the Columbia Cove Park shoreline during the early November snowstorm look like fossilized prints preserved in the Mesozoic muds from 200 million years ago. Mike Maltais/QCH

NCW Libraries has selected Library Forward and Forte Architects as the design lead for the Reimagining Spaces project.
WENATCHEE - NCW Libraries has selected Library Forward and Forte Architects as the design lead for the Reimagining Spaces project. The NCW Libraries Reimagining Spaces Project represents a $10 million, multi-year redesign of 27 community libraries. In funding the project, theNCW Libraries Board of...
As more people make travel plans to celebrate with family and friends this year, the American Red Cross asks donors to set aside a time to give blood for patients waiting for care over the holidays. Throughout the season, several factors can disrupt the ability of the Red Cross to collect enough...

A Brewster public works employee driving a front end loader hauls loads of snow from a pile in the Legion Park and dumps it over a guard railing to clear city property in preparation for more snow still to come. Mike Maltais/QCH

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