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PATEROS – The 71st annual Apple Pie Jamboree had to go virtual this year but despite social distancing and the other restrictions attendant to the COVID-19 pandemic, APJ organizers still found a way to reach their supporters and raise funds for worthy local causes. “Our virtual event was a fun...
PATEROS – The Pateros City Council voted to award Smith Excavation the contract for the Water Distribution Improvement Project, the final section of the system in the amount $1,152,189.26 despite the fact that Smith, the lowest of two bidders, came in with a figure about $250,000 greater than the...

Bret and Evonne Hadfield with companion dog Bailey of Lewiston, Idaho, were spending the week fishing for salmon on the Columbia River from the Cove Marina. / Mike Maltais/QCH
BREWSTER – Depending on the time of day and water conditions the salmon bite has been worth bragging about on the Columbia River at Brewster according to some angler reports. Bret and Evonne Hadfield of Lewiston, Idaho, brought their Brittany spaniel Bailey and fished from an 1875 Lund Impact...

The Pateros-Brewster Community Resource Center is one of 16 semifinalists in the Supernova BLC voting. PBCRC hopes to establish a USDA certified commercial kitchen to process and sell food products from local producers. / Courtesy supernovablc.com
BREWSTER – Last September a representative from the North Central Washington Economic Development District (NCWEDD) introduced a new small business incentive project to the Chamber of Commerce. Called the Supernova Business Launch Competition (BLC), the project is designed to help encourage the...
Editors Note: Sec. of Health Wiesman announced an expansion of his face coverings order that will go into effect Saturday, July 25. - see Face coverings   OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesman yesterday (July 23) announced changes to “Safe Start,” Washington’s phased...
EDITORS NOTE: The July 23 meeting that was to discuss Okanogan County’s Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan was cancelled do to problems with their web based meeting platform. It has been rescheduled to Thursday, July 30 - two meetings will be held, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. They will provide a link for that...
Douglas County – At approximately 7:36 p.m. on July 18, 2020, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) responded to a 2-vehicle fatality collision on State Route (SR) 28 near milepost (MP) 16. A blue 2001 Nissan Maxima sedan was traveling westbound on SR 28 near MP 16. The driver of the Maxima drove off...
This is a Okanogan County Alert System notification. Thursday, July 23 at 11:11 A.M. ... from Okanogan County Emergency Management PATEROS - City of Pateros Public Works is advising of a water main break on Industrial Way that is affecting several water users throughout the city. They...
OKANOGAN - Okanogan County Emergency Management is hosting a virtual meeting that will discuss Okanogan County’s Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan update.     These meetings will take place today, July 23 at 7 p.m.     The meeting will be accessible to the public through an online virtual meeting...
BREWSTER - Okanogan County Public Health, Three Rivers Hospital, Confluence Health, and Family Health Centers of North Central Washington are continuing FREE drive-thru COVID-19 testing for the community this Friday, July 24. The testing will take place from 12-6 p.m. at the Confluence Health...

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