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Gov. Jay Inslee today issued guidance as part of Washington's Safe Start phased reopening plan.  Agricultural events: These guidelines apply to livestock and horse exhibitions/shows/sales/auctions, companion animal (dog, cats, rabbits, etc.) shows, or any substantially similar event.  Guidance...

“Perc 30” pills that have been seized by local law enforcement.
WENATCHEE - Over the last 3 months the Columbia River Drug Task Force has seen an increase in Fentanyl in the Wenatchee Valley. Specifically, Fentanyl disguised as prescription medication in pill form. The pills are small, round, blueish in color, and imprinted with an “M” on one side and a “30” on...

Katie Haven
PATEROS – Preliminary results from the first two vote counts from the August 4 primary election show that the Pateros Emergency Services Levy that went down to defeat when first presented to voters last April, is passing this time around with 63 percent of eligible voters approving and 36 percent...
It’s no surprise that the incumbent governor and District Congressional Representative captured the most votes in the primary election. The question is, how strong is their performance against a single Republican challenger in the General election? Gov. Inslee won the statewide election with a...
PATEROS – Preliminary results from the first two vote counts from the August 4 primary election show that the Pateros Emergency Services Levy that went down to defeat when first presented to voters last April, is passing this time around with 63 percent of eligible voters approving and 36 percent...

Okanogan County Community Health Director Lauri Jones joined a Today Show discussion concerning the harassment of heath care officials across the nation. Courtesy today.com
OKANOGAN – County Community Health Director Lauri Jones took the story of the coronavirus pandemic’s repercussions on a rural population and the backlash directed at the health officials trying to protect them to a nationwide audience on Wednesday, August 5, when she appeared on NBC television’s...

PBCRC Commercial Kitchen Project
BREWSTER – The Pateros-Brewster Community Resource Center’s (PBCRC) Commercial Kitchen Project has been selected as one of four finalists in the Supernova Business Launch Competition. PBCRC will now compete for the $10,000 grand prize awarded to the winner on August 20. The North Central Washington...

The one-page Okanogan County Commissioners’ Proclamation released August 6 urges citizens to follow health department cautionary measures to combat the increase in COVID-19 cases. Commissioner Andy Hover’s signature on the proclamation was approved remotely. / Courtesy okanogancounty.org
OKANOGAN – The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) issued a one-page coronavirus proclamation following a special meeting held last Wednesday, August 5, to finalize the wording and sign the document that was issued to the public on Thursday, August 6. The proclamation contains the board’s resolve...
LAKE CHELAN - In an effort to create a safer experience for local residents and visitors; the City of Chelan has announced today new policies that will go into effect August 8, 2020 and continue through Labor Day. The City’s first priority is to prevent park overcrowding. Vehicle access to Don...
LAKE CHELAN -(5 de agosto de 2020) - En un esfuerzo por crear una experiencia más segura para los residentes y visitantes locales; La Ciudad de Chelan ha anunciado hoy nuevas directivas que entrarán en efecto el 8 de agosto de 2020 y continuarán hasta el Día del Trabajo (Labor Day) 7 de septiembre...

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