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Brewster launches flood study in response to FEMA's elevated risk mapping

BREWSTER – This week, the city will embark on a study of past flooding issues and how to resolve them in response to an updated FEMA mapping report that claims the potential is greater than …

BREWSTER – The first round of election results from the Okanogan and Douglas County auditors’ offices show a near-majority of school levies passing, with Brewster falling short in Douglas …

Okanogan County advances broadband expansion with $500K ARPA funding, targets 2025 completion

OKANOGAN – Representatives of the Economic Alliance, Okanogan County PUD, and PUD Board of Commissioners met with the Board of Okanogan County Commissioners (BOCC) on Jan. 29 to discuss the …

OLYMPIA - House Bill 2257, sponsored by 12th District Rep. Keith Goehner to create the Backcountry Search and Rescue Account, passed the state House of Representatives unanimously on Tuesday.

Okanogan County Fair Advisory Committee refines fees, venues, upgrades for 2024 fair

OKANOGAN – The 77 th annual Okanogan County Fair is a half year away – Sept. 5-8 - and the Fair Advisory Committee (FAC) is hard at work planning and preparing for one of the …

Chelan County launches short-term rental monitoring system

WENATCHEE - Chelan County has launched a 24-hour monitoring system for short-term rentals, contracting with Deckard Technologies, a San Diego-based company specializing in real estate data analytics …

OLYMPIA – JC Baldwin, a Chelan County resident, was unanimously confirmed by the Washington State Senate to serve on the Washington State Transportation Commission on Feb. 12. The …

Annual PIT count uncovers increased unsheltered homelessness

WENATCHEE – The latest Homeless Point in Time Count reveals a shift in homelessness trends in Chelan and Douglas counties. The count, conducted on Jan. 25, shows a 16.5% rise in the unsheltered …

WENATCHEE - Chelan County is currently seeking public feedback for the 2024 update of the Recreation Element of the Chelan County Comprehensive Plan, a process conducted every seven years. This …

Community Foundation Announces New Legacy Funds Grant Program

WENATCHEE - The Community Foundation of NCW is pleased to announce a new Legacy Fund Grant program that will focus on place-based, community-centered grant distribution to charitable organizations …

WENATCHEE - The Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute will host a meeting on Tuesday, February 13, at 7:00 PM at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, located …

WENATCHEE - The Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society invites the public to a special hybrid meeting on Monday, February 12, at 2:00 p.m., featuring a presentation by Mary Horabik, an esteemed educator …

2024 Writers competition now open

WENATCHEE - The 2024 Writers Competition is now accepting submissions. Established in 2007, the competition has recognized over eighty regional authors with awards of $300, $200, and $100 for their …

Governor’s proclamation recognizes state school boards

BRIDGEPORT -- For those rare few citizens who forgot to drop a line, make a call, or pay a visit to their local school board members last month - School Board Recognition Month -- do not despair …

Voters will decide fates of three EP&O levies

BREWSTER – Educational programs and operations (EP&O) levies are on the line for three of four Quad City schools this month. Voters are casting ballots to support or oppose the four-year …

Groups gather to connect over community needs

BREWSTER – More than two dozen representatives from cities, churches, and community service organizations came together at the American Legion Columbia Post 97 in Brewster on Jan. 30 to discuss …

Bridgeport wins Mariners Equipment Care Donation Grant

BRIDGEPORT – For the second time in five years, Bridgeport’s baseball/softball program has been awarded a Seattle Mariners Equipment Care Donation Grant for 2024. Varsity baseball coach …

Bridgeport Schools battle AI temptations with new academic integrity policy

BRIDGEPORT – As is the case with schools across the nation, the Bridgeport school district is coming to grips with the influence and temptation of artificial intelligence (AI) on students. …

BREWSTER —  A 38-year-old man from East Wenatchee, identified as Kamil Jelonek, was arrested Monday evening after a prolonged pursuit led to a tense standoff on State Route 97 involving …

Brewster Bait & Tackle evolves with sportfishing crowd

The key to business success is often finding a niche idea, nurturing it, and following each progressive development as it leads to the opportunities that customers and markets demand. Such has …

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