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    NCW – Woodcutting permits are now available to local woodcutters in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Permits went sale on most districts starting May 3.    Naches Ranger District sgtarted processing online woodcutting permit requests on April 26 and permits were effective...
BREWSTER – City council members met in a special virtual GoToMeeting last Friday, April 30, to approve an application for a grant to renovate and possibly cover the public pool, authorize an FAA COVID Agreement, and renew a Building Inspection Services Agreement. Jon Wyss, former Executive...

Courtesy photo Ziply Fiber Chief Executive Officer Harold Zeitz
BREWSTER – Ziply Fiber, a Northwest-focused fiber optic service provider, announced last Friday, April 30, that it is introducing its residential/commercial network to Brewster as part of the company’s vision to bring high-speed internet to selected small communities in Washington, Oregon, Idaho...

Mike Maltais/QCH Looking more like its shadow, a raven trails a bald eagle along a rocky slope.

Mike Maltais/QCH Newborn calves are usually a common sight around the county in springtime. This year, however, there are fewer of them following the devastation to livestock and range lands from last fall’s wildfires. Many area ranchers have been forced to sell all or part of their herds due to the scarcity of pasture and damage to croplands.

Mike Maltais/QCH/File Photo Bryson Zahn stands amid the rubble at the family home at 900 Maple Street in Bridgeport after flames from the Pearl Hill fire destroyed the Zahn home along with several others along that portion of State Route 174 in 2020.
NCW - Living in the foothills of the Eastern Cascades we are all keenly aware of the danger and devastation of wildfire. Over the last month I have been inundated with press releases and information about wildfires and their effect on Washington state. The impacts go far beyond the costs of...
EAST WENATCEE – On Friday, April 23, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) resumed the use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine. After a thorough safety review, the FDA and CDC made the decision to lift the pause on the...
LACEY – Last February, The Quad reported on a lawsuit filed by a consortium of farm groups against Gov. Jay Inslee, the Washington State Departments of Health (DOH), and Labor and Industries (L&I) over what the farm groups contended are unreasonable state COVID-19 regulations. The...

George Brady
PATEROS – The city public hearing on Ordinance 786, Transportation Benefit District, had no public input at the regular monthly council meeting April 19, so council members proceeded to approve the measure to give the city the rights, power, function, and obligations of a Pateros TBD. A...
OMAK – A bizarre car/pedestrian accident reported by the Omak Police Department in mid-March remains under investigation with the driver of the vehicle in the Okanogan County jail facing charges for vehicular assault, felony hit-and-run, and possibly others as both the Federal Bureau of...

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