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Wildlife information kiosks similar to these two are part of a FERC Plan and will be installed in Pateros Memorial Park, Columbia Cove Park in Brewster, and Conklin Landing Park in Bridgeport. Courtesy City of Pateros
PATEROS – Memorial Park in Pateros, Columbia Cove Park in Brewster, and Conklin Landing Park in Bridgeport are among four locations where wildlife viewing kiosks will be placed as part of a Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC) license requirement for the Wells Hydroelectric Project (Wells...
PATEROS – Okanogan County Emergency Management announced August 30 that beginning on that date a distribution of a limited quantity of the 2000 Instant AP300 Brand Air Purifiers are available to residents of the Pateros School District and Methow Valley. INSTA Brand donated 252 of the purifiers...

Fairgrounds manager Naomie Peasley Mike Maltais/QCH
OKANOGAN – Last year at this time the Okanogan County fairgrounds were serving as an evacuation site for domestic livestock and a distribution base for emergency supplies as the Cole Spring wildfire raged through the Colville Reservation and beyond. Fairgrounds manager Naomie Peasley had her hands...
PATEROS – The last of three Pateros Community Market & Movie events will pop up this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11 at Lakeshore Park, culminating the city’s trial of a family-oriented weekend shopping and entertainment experiment. A special feature of the final Saturday will be a Kids Market...

A young horned owl who thinks he is well-hidden perched among the cottonwood branches gets caught on camera on the act of being a young horned owl. Mike Maltais/QCH
LACEY – The Washington State Sheriffs Association (WSSA) sent a letter to Governor Inslee on August 16 requesting the governor to call for a special session of the legislature to clarify the recently enacted reform laws in the interest of public safety. “Washington State’s Sheriffs are elected by...

Pete Kornowski
Across the country the American People are waking up to the challenges to their freedom. In Loudon County Virginia the School Board had to shut down their meeting when a crowd of concerned citizens showed up to challenge their policies. In Wenatchee this week a crowd of 30 “unmasked ” citizens...
PATEROS – Certified results from the Okanogan County Auditor’s Office regarding the August 3 primary election show that voters approved the Transportation Benefit District (TBD) for the City of Pateros by the simple majority the measure required. By a vote of 75-65 more than 53 percent of Pateros...

A wild turkey hen and her half-grown brood of young stroll the residential streets of Grand Coulee with an unruffled casualness that implies they have the run of the town. Mike Maltais/QCH
 

Natural resources technician Matt Jane. Courtesy CTFW
NESPELEM -- Recently, hundreds of adult summer chinook were released upstream of Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph dams. The releases are part of a huge undertaking by the Colville Confederated Tribes (CCT) to reconnect salmon to their historic habitat.   In July and August, 235 adult chinook were...

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