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OKANOGAN - At this time, there are no confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Okanogan County. There are many samples being submitted for testing and we still expect there will be confirmed cases in the near future.  Social distancing measures have been ordered across the state and country....

Katie Haven is a democratic candidate for Okanogan County Commissioner, District 2. / Courtesy katiehaven.com
METHOW VALLEY – Friday, March 20, was scheduled to be the campaign kick-off day at the Twisp Valley Grange for lower Methow Valley resident Katie Haven who has announced her intentions to run for the office of Okanogan County Commissioner, District 2, currently occupied by Andy Hover. However,...

Brewster Mayor Art Smyth signs a state of emergency resolution for the City of Brewster following unanimous passage of the measure at a special city council meeting held on Monday, March 16. / Mike Maltais/QCH
BREWSTER – The Brewster City Council convened in special session in city hall on Monday, March 16, to pass a resolution declaring a state of emergency within the city on the first business day after President Donald J. Trump declared a national emergency on Friday, March 13. Both actions were taken...

Doing their best to follow social distancing requirements, city council members put as much space between themselves as the council chamber allows at their regular meeting, Monday, March 16. / Mike Maltais/QCH
PATEROS – City council members voted unanimously to approve a state of emergency resolution at the regular monthly meeting on Monday, March 16, on the heels of federal and state public emergency declarations earlier this year in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Among those declarations...

With a background of fire gear, Bridgeport City Council members met in the spacious fire hall for their regular monthly meeting where the seating arrangements would allow adequate social spacing as mandated by Governor Jay Inslee’s proclamation. / Mike Maltais/QCH
BRIDGEPORT – The city council approved a resolution declaring a state of emergency for the city at its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 18. Resolution 20-02 reads: A resolution of the city council of the City f Bridgeport, Washington, declaring a state of emergency with respect to the...

Mayor Janet Conklin
BRIDGEPORT – Following a public hearing on the matter at its regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, March 18, the city voted to move forward with an application to the Washington State Department of Commerce for a $900,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to develop Bridgeport’s second...
SP0KANE – The Washington State Court of Appeals, Division Three on Tuesday, March 17, upheld an earlier court decision denying landowner claims against the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) resulting from the 2014 Carlton Complex wildfire. A three-judge panel comprised of Appellate Judges...
BREWSTER – While many agencies and businesses around the Quad City area are either closed, on reduced hours or have limited access, the Brewster Boys and Girls Club (BBGC) remains open while taking measures to conform with new COVID-19 mandates to maintain the health and safety of both youngsters...
March 24 - Late Afternoon East Wenatchee – This is a joint news release from Chelan-Douglas Health District (CDHD)  and Confluence Health. CDHD was notified on March 24, 2020, by Confluence Health of the first  death of a Health District resident as a result of COVID-19, and two (2) additional lab-...
Friday, March 20 East Wenatchee – Recent emergency orders from our Governor have made it illegal for restaurants, gyms and other group gathering sites to continue operating as usual. Restaurants are encouraged to provide carry-out service but cannot operate dining areas. Gyms and other nonessential...

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