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BREWSTER – A second Gebbers Farms worker has become the latest victim of the novel coronavirus in Okanogan County after expiring Friday evening, July 31, while undergoing quarantine. Earl Edwards, 63, a long-time guest worker and valued employee had returned to Gebbers Farms annually for the past...

Cass Gebbers, Gebbers Farms CEO / Courtesy of Washington Tractor/YouTube
BREWSTER – An Order and Notice of Immediate Restraint effective July 22 has been issued to Gebbers Farms by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries applicable to all the company’s temporary worker housing locations following an L&I investigation in the wake of the July 8 death...
EAST WENATCHEE – El 30 de julio del 2020, El Departamento de Salud Pública de los Condados Chelan y Douglas (CDHD por sus siglas en inglés) confirmó cinco (5) casos de COVID-19 en Beneficial In-Home Care (servicios de atención domiciliaria) en East Wenatchee, Washington.  Como es requirido, los...
EAST WENATCHEE – On July 30, 2020, Chelan-Douglas Health Distrcit (CDHD) confirmed five (5) cases of COVID-19 at Beneficial In-home Care in East Wenatchee, Washington.  As required, all five (5) employees who tested positive are isolating at home.  CDHD staff is in communication with the facility...
TONASKET/RIVERSIDE - As of 8 a.m. July 30 all evacuation levels have been lifted on the Anglin fire east of Tonasket and the Green Fire East of Riverside.     Fire crews are still in the area.    Please use caution with outside activity it will be very Hot, Dry and Windy the next few...
TONASKET ... From Okanogan County Emergency Management on Wednesday, July 29   Level 3 evacuation orders have been removed for the Anglin Fire.   Level 2 evacuation order will remain in place for Rehmke Rd. south of Siwash Rd. and all roads off of Rehmke Rd.    Level 1 evacuation...
 EAST WENATCHEE – On July 27, Chelan-Douglas Health Distrcit confirmed 17 cases of COVID-19 at Colonial Vista Long-Term Care Facility in Wenatchee.  Thirteen residents and four staff members tested positive for Covid-19 after a facility-wide testing was conducted last Wednesday, July 22.  As...

Adrianne Moore
WINTHROP -- NCW Media interviewed the challenger to Republican Keith Goehner's 12th District state house seat last week to see how she plans to defeat him come the fall. Adrianne Moore of Winthrop is running as a Democrat and has her own ideas on various policy and procedure questions posed to her...

Andy Hover / Courtesy AndyHover2020/Facebook
WINTHROP – When incumbent Okanogan County Commissioner, District 2 Andy Hover, assumed his first term on Jan. 1, 2016, he already had a plateful of issues he wanted to address, among them the county budget and the newly passed Hirst Decision in which the state supreme court mandated that counties...

Ijeoma Oluo / Courtesy NCRL
WENATCHEE – North Central Regional Library (NCRL) will host bestselling authors Ijeoma Oluo and Jason Reynolds as part of its August Virtual Reads summer series. Oluo is the author of So You Want to Talk about Race, a book that NCRL Communications Manager Michelle McNiel describes as “a hard-...

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