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There was a special feature in the deli section of Brewster Marketplace last Friday, Jan. 15, as members of Douglas-Okanogan County Fire District 15 (DOCFD) and Brewster Fire Station 1520 were on hand to recruit volunteers to serve as firefighters on the all-volunteer crew. Pictured from left, Tyrell Vargas, Jason Allen, and Kassia Daniels spoke with potential candidates interested in serving their community. Daniels has been a local volunteer for 10 years, Vargas for six, and Allen for four. DOCFD 15 maintains stations at Rocky Butte on Bridgeport Bar, Brewster, Pateros, and Methow. The district will be back in the Brewster Marketplace parking lot from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, Jan 23, for another recruiting drive. Mike Maltais, QCH
OLYMPIA – Last Friday, Jan. 15, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) announced that based on Governor Jay Inslee’s Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery plan, (https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/HealthyWashington.pdf) all eight regions in Washington will remain in Phase 1...
OKANOGAN – On January 8, , the Honorable Henry Rawson a Superior Court sentenced Philip Nolan Lester, 15-1-00009-6, to 205 months (17 years) for Child Rape in the First Degree and Child Molestation in the First Degree. A jury had convicted Mr. Lester on December 3, 2020. The case had been...
BREWSTER – City public works director Lee Webster advised the city council at its regular monthly GoTo meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 13, that he is moving forward with an evaluation study to a couple city intersections in an effort to improve safety and reduce accident potential at both sides. “I...
OKANGAN – The Okanogan County Emergency Management (OCEM) issued a media release Monday afternoon, Jan. 18, through its Okanogan County Alert System that county government offices were the target of a cyber-attack on their computer system affecting phone and email services among other disruptions...
OKANOGAN - Due to heightened security protocols, the Okanogan County Assessor, Auditor and Treasurers’ offices will be by appointment only to the public effective Tuesday, Jan. 19 through Friday, January 22. The offices were closed on Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr....
CHELAN – Harriet Bullitt, Leavenworth resident and owner of Chelan’s KOZI FM/AM radio stations via her Icicle Broadcasting Company (IBC), has decided to sell those stations, as well as KZAL-FM, a contemporary country music radio station. Stations KOZI-FM/AM and KZAL-FM will be based in Chelan...
OKANOGAN – Following a brief bout of life on the run, two fugitives who escaped custody from the Okanogan County Jail on Jan. 5 are back behind bars along with an accomplice. Okanogan County Sheriff Tony Hawley said Christian White, 53, from Rock Island, and Teresa K. Lancaster, 64, of Cashmere...
Okanogan - Okanogan County government, including Public Health, has experienced a cyber-attack on its computer infrastructure. The system is down which will affect the service we provide to our community. The attack is also effecting our phone system and emails. We have a specialized team working...
This year’s Cherry Institute will be a little different. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in place, the organizers have planned for an entirely virtual venue. Each individual program item is listed in our events calendar as well as being shown in the agenda below. You will need to register...

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