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A young future fireman gets his own red helmet to remind him of his visit to the station. Mike Maltais/QCH
BREWSTER – Firemen’s hats to fire engine rides, hotdogs to handouts, the Brewster Fire Department had it all for visitors who dropped by the two-hour Open House from 6-8 p.m., last Thursday, Oct. 20. Sources at the all-volunteer department said a full crew to staff the operations would include...

A male ring-necked pheasant rarely seen among the more abundant species of bird life hereabouts seeks cover in an apple orchard. Mike Maltais/QCH
OMAK – The public is invited to observe Okanogan Regional Humane (ORH) that will be hosting two days of surgery n Oct. 13 and 31, to spay and neuter 50 community cats from ORH’s Trap/Neuter/Return (T/N/R) Program at the ORH clinic located at 398 Omak River Road in Omak. Interested parties are asked...

General deer hunting season opens Oct. 15 this fall, but the season for metal deer sculptures like this trophy buck is open all year. Mike Maltais/QCH

Salmon Festival characters greet young Wenatchee River Salmon Festival attendees. ECHO FILE PHOTO
WENATCHEE - Celebrate the Return of the Salmon, at the 30th Anniversary of the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival. Our two “School Days” will be ready to host North Central Washington students on September 15 and 16, at Rocky Reach Dam and Discovery Center. Students will explore and experience natural...
Pateros – The second stage of the Upper Columbia Cup four-race Chase the Grapes hydro series will debut in Pateros this Saturday and Sunday, August 27-28. The series began with the Norm Evans Apple Cup Regatta last April on Lake Chelan. Pateros hosts the second stage, Brewster the third on Sept. 10...

This young three-point mule deer buck is well on his way to becoming a trophy in the herd, provided he can survive the perils and predators in the seasons ahead. Mike Maltais/QCH

A large metal sculpture of a bald eagle perched on the front yard of a Pateros residence overlooking the Columbia River appears to be ready for liftoff. Mike Maltais/QCH

One of the many stops in NCW for the Bookmobile is the Brewster Boys & Girls Club in Brewster. Courtesy NCW Libraries
BREWSTER/ORONDO- The two NCW Libraries community bookmobiles have added new stops this summer to bring library services to more people across North Central Washington. They are now visiting the Malaga Market and Valley Hi in Chelan County, Crescent Bar and Colockum Ridge Golf Course in Grant...

Dr. Ariel 'Logan' Rost
OKANOGAN COUNTY - Interview with naturopathic resident Logan Rost, ND, Sarah Acosta Smith, ND (ND residency director) and INM’s editor-at-large Griffin McMath, ND In this interview, The Institute for Natural Medicine’s editor-at-large, Griffin McMath, ND interviews Dr. Logan Rost, a second-year...

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