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Jim and Shirley McChristian, owners of Pro Hardware at 519 Main Avenue in Brewster since purchasing it in 1985, spent their final day in the store last Thursday, June 30, after selling the property. The couple plans to head for Quartzsite, Arizona, to relax while they consider future options. During their years in Brewster Jim served as a voluntary fireman for 30 years. Mike Maltais/QCH

An honor song and closing prayer concluded dedication ceremonies at the Wagner Ranch in Winthrop last week. Courtesy Nannette Vaughn
WINTHROP – Members of the Colville Confederated Tribes (CCT), the Methow Conservancy, and guests gathered at the former Wagner Ranch on East Chewuch Road 5.3 miles north of Winthrop on June 24, to dedicate and celebrate the transfer of ownership of the property from the Conservancy to the CCT. The...

New signage for the Pateros Community Market is ready. Courtesy pateroscommunitymarket/facebook
PATEROS – The new signage is completed and the third Pateros Community Market (PCM) of the season is taking place from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, July 8, at the Riverview Pavilion on Lakeshore Drive. The first two markets of PCM’s second summer season took place on June 10 and 24. The fourth market...

Pateros School Superintendent Greg Goodnight Courtesy Pateros School District
PATEROS – In a letter of resignation presented at the regular meeting of the Pateros School District Board of Directors meeting Monday, June 27, Superintendent Greg Goodnight notified the school board of his intention to retire on June 30, 2023, at the conclusion of the school year. Goodnight told...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08) led 21 of her colleagues in sending a letter to several officials in the Biden Administration, pushing them to implement a federal firefighter pay increase before peak wildfire season begins. An increase in pay and benefits for federal...
The Biden Administration must be held accountable for failing to serve Central Washington’s veterans. This weekend, details on a draft report from the VA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) broke news headlines, outlining that not only did the new Electronic Health Record (EHR) system rolled...
NCW - As summer officially begins and people gather for holiday celebrations, the American Red Cross reminds communities that patients are counting now on the generosity of blood and platelet donors, especially around the Fourth of July. The Red Cross sees about a 21% decline in blood and platelet ...

Mike Maltais/QCH A male California quail finds good camouflage and cover in this old fruit tree in an over-grown yard of an abandoned Pateros house.

Mike Maltais/QCH There’s nothing like a good bath to bring out the best in flowers.
OLYMPIA - Sam Askew, Executive Director of Resort Operations at Northern Quest Resort & Casino, has been appointed to the Washington Tourism Marketing AuthorityAdvisory Committee by Commerce Director Lisa Brown. Askew fills a vacant position on the four-person committee reserved for...

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