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  EAST WENATCHEE - All of us involved in the COVID-19 response know that protecting our health workers and first responders is vital for each and every one of us. That is why our limited supplies of commercial Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) have been reserved for them. But some of the rest...
  OLYMPIA - Life as we know it has seemingly shut down overnight as the coronavirus pandemic changes our lives in unprecedented ways. I’d like to thank all the people taking the Stay Home, Stay Healthy directive seriously. Health experts from across the country agree that it’s critically...
  OMAK - We have very few grants available due to our low population base, but we want to submit as many applications as we can just in case other counties do not use their grant allocations for this progam.   If you are interested in the Working Washington Small Business Grant Program here is...
    OKANOGAN - As of 2 p.m. on April 7, in Okanogan County, the COVID-19 test results include: 10 Confirmed Cases, 264 Samples Sent for Testing, 211 Negative Test Results, and 43 Test Results Pending. Okanogan County Public Health is reporting one new case.  This brings the total confirmed...
  OKANOGAN - With limited testing supplies, we continue to believe that COVID-19 is circulating throughout the entire county. Please continue to follow the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order to slow the spread of the virus.   Homemade Masks There is a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment due to...

Brewster Marketplace has this advisory posted for its senior and high-risk shoppers.
BREWSTER – Brewster Marketplace with special store hours from 7-9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays is among several food outlets in Okanogan County that is making an extra effort to protect senior citizens and other high-risk shoppers with compromised immune systems during the COVID-19 pandemic....
OKANOGAN – While the treasurers’ offices in Okanogan and Douglas counties are closed to public access in accordance with COVID-19 mandates, first half property taxes, and irrigation and communication district assessments remain due and must be postmarked by their April 30 deadline. Interest and...

The National Guard arrived at Wellspring or Life Church last Friday with a load of food for distribution later that day. The Guard will help the food bank every Friday through April. Courtesy Wellspring of Life Church
BRIDGEPORT – The Bridgeport Food Bank that closed unexpectedly two years ago reopened its doors on Friday, April 3, in the same space it once occupied, but under the name of a different church and under the guidance of new pastors. Carlos and Zuni Henriquez who arrived in Bridgeport early in 2019...

Neal McKee
BREWSTER – The Brewster Food Bank is teaming up with Second Harvest to provide a one-time food delivery truck distribution day in mid-April to hand out food to local residents in need and volunteers are needed to get the job done. Food Bank manager Neal McKee said the delivery truck will be parked...
  Wenatchee – The North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) will host the fourth-annual STEM Summit August 11-13 at the Wenatchee Convention Center. The event will highlight multiple professional learning opportunities for an estimated 400 teachers and educational staff members in the...

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