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CHELAN/OMAK - 12 Tribes Colville Casinos announced new names for their properties in Omak and Manson. 12 Tribes Omak Casino Hotel, formally known as 12 Tribes Resort Casino, and 12 Tribes Lake Chelan Casino, formally known as 12 Tribes Mill Bay Casino, will now honor their locations in their name...
OKANOGAN - As a recent awardee of the American Rescue Plan HHS and HRSA Community Based Workforce Grant of $997,605, Family Health Centers (FHC) committed to hiring Community Health Worker (CHW) staff who will engage with community members to build confidence and bolster COVID-19 vaccinations. FHC...
PATEROS – The school board of directors approved the hiring of three new para educators and two assistant sports coaches at their regular meeting on Sept. 27. Para educators approved included C’Aira Murray and Rebecca Judd, both part-time resource room para educators, and Lisa Mullins, part-time...
BREWSTER – The Brewster Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with North Central Washington Economic Development District (NCWEDD) and Development Strategies on a project to explore ways to bring more prosperity and opportunity to the city. The joint effort involves a brief multi-question survey and...

Shoppers have the option to bring their own reusable bags or purchase law-compliant bags from stores for eight (8) cents per bag. Mike Maltais/QCH
BREWSTER – Those single-use plastic bags that Washington shoppers became accustomed to at grocery stores and other retail checkouts are now a thing of the past effective Oct. 1, when a new state bag ban law took effect forbidding their use. Shoppers now have the option to bring their own reusable...

This rare vintage 1975 AMC Pacer X was the most popular item at this year’s Mansfield Lions Club Auction. Auction sources said potential bidders from multiple states have expressed interest in acquiring this limited production model. Mike Maltais/QCH
MANSFIELD – Along with its June Play Day and parade the annual Lions Club Auction on the first Saturday of October is the biggest event of the year in The Town at the End of the Rails. This year’s 42nd auction held on Oct. 2, continues a tradition that has attracted buyers from all over the map for...

Dave Schwab pictured when he served as Commander of Wenatchee Valley VFW Post 3617. Courtesy Dave Schwab
BRIDGEPORT – A Douglas County veteran has picked up the gauntlet of a dual-state campaign to have the Washington portion of U.S. Highway 97 named World War II Veterans Memorial Highway. Dave Schwab, 75, a former commander of Wenatchee Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3617, and member of...

Central Washington’s hard cider makers will gather to pour at the third annual Big Chill Cider and HarvestFest, staged this year for the first time at Pybus Public Market in Wenatchee on Oct. 9 Courtesy Savor Central Washington
WENATCHEE - On October 9, virtually all of Central Washington’s hard cider makers will gather to pour at the third annual Big Chill Cider and HarvestFest, staged this year for the first time at Pybus Public Market.  The event runs from 1-6 p.m. on Saturday.  Tickets start at $25 when you bring a...
OLYMPIA – Just when Congress has everyone on tether hooks over whether the nation’s budget ceiling will be raised to prevent a U.S. government shutdown comes some good news from our state’s Department of Commerce (DOC) for those small businesses suffering from the closure of the U.S.-Canada border...
BRIDGEPORT—The city has been recognized with the 2021 Vernon Deines Award presented annually by the Washington/Oregon Chapter of American Planning Association (APA). Bridgeport was selected for its work on the SR73 Revitalization Plan that proposes to upgrade that portion of State Route 173 that...

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