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Mike Maltais/QCH If a blue moon was blue, it might look like this.
NCW – You would think if it is called a blue moon it would at least have the decency to be blue. But such is not the case. A blue moon is the term applied to the second full moon of the month and this Halloween, Oct. 31, will see the first one since March 31, 2018. They do not come around that...
BREWSTER – Within the next 90 days, Brewster residents will be able to pay their utility bills and similar city invoices online thanks to a new program approved by the city council at its regular monthly GoTo meeting last Wednesday, Oct. 14. At the urging of Mayor Art Smyth and two council members...

Mike Maltais/QCH Burned utility poles like this one numbered in the hundreds following the Cold Springs wildfire.
OKANOGAN – The Okanogan PUD board of commissioners approved a resolution at its Oct. 12 meeting authorizing the issuance of up to $40 million in bonds part of which will be used to replace the Okanogan-Brewster transmission line that sustained heavy damage from the Cold Springs wildfire last month...

Courtesy MansfieldLionsClub/Facebook) Last year the Mansfield Lions Club hauled the elementary school students to Quincy to visit a pumpkin patch.
QUAD CITIES – The spooky combination of a coronavirus pandemic and state record wildfires has converged to put a damper on Halloween festivities this month, but organizers are doing their best to have something for the youngster here and there. Pateros The city will host Trunk or Treat from 4-6...

Mike Maltais/QCH Bryson Zahn inspects what is left of the family home that was one of almost two dozen consumed by the Pearl Hill fire in Bridgeport.
OKANOGAN – The second half of 2020 property tax statements went into the mail last week and among them were assessed adjustments for property owners who lost structures and sustained damages from the Cold Springs and Pearl Hill wildfires last month. Okanogan County Assessor Larry Gilman advised...

Courtesy stuff.co.nz A firefighter applies form retardant to an aircraft.
OLYMPIA – The public is invited to comment on a Chemical Action Plan (CAP) being drafted by the state Department of Ecology. The CAP addresses a class of durable chemicals called poly and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that can be harmful to humans if allowed to accumulate in the human body...
OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Auditor’s office will have a live video feed for observing the ballot inspection boards for the November general election. The link will be available on the elections tab of the auditor’s page on the county’s website at https://www.okanogancounty.org/auditor/elections...
OLYMPIA  – Gov. Jay Inslee announced Oct. 13  that Chelan and Douglas counties will move to Phase 2 of the Safe Start reopening plan.  All counties that were previously in a modified Phase 1 were moved to Phase 2. They also include Benton, Franklin and Yakima counties.   The decision comes...
The only gubernatorial debate occurred last Wednesday. There were some key moments in the debate that reflect the clear difference in approach between the Democrats and Republicans. Culp opened the debate saying we had a leadership crisis in Washington state. He pointed out that while other people...
The most common question I get today is how is your business doing? Unlike that question posed to all small businesses impacted by COVID, what people really want to know is how has the Internet impacted us. It is a valid question. The general assumption is newspapers are going to be forced...

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