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OKANOGAN – County health, hospital and emergency facilities have added links to their websites to help citizens stay informed regarding the latest information on the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak that has compelled the World Health Organization to declare it a worldwide pandemic, President...
QUAD CITIES – Last Wednesday, March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 virus outbreak a world pandemic. On Friday. March 13, President Donald Trump declared COVID-19 a national emergency and Washington governor Jay Inslee announced closure of all K-12 schools statewide....
BREWSTER -- As of this writing, Tuesday, March 10, the Brewster-Bridgeport-Pateros Senior Center at 109 South Bridge St., in Brewster is maintaining its regular operating hours from 8 a.m. -1 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. New president Neal McKee said members recently discussed the...
BREWSTER – A support group designed to help those who have lost a loved one will meet at the at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 14, in the Brewster Ambulance Hall at 412 W. Indian Ave. The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a non-profit, self-help support organization for families that have experienced the...

Dalmatian toadflax is a Class B noxious weed in Washington state. / Courtesy kingcounty.gov
OKANOGAN – Landowners looking for some guidance regarding the types and quantities of herbicides to use to control the spread of noxious weeds on their properties can register to attend a free workshop later this month to help answer those questions. The Okanogan County Noxious Weed Control Board...
RIVERSIDE - The North Central Washington Special Investigation Unit was requested by Okanogan County Sheriff Tony Hawley to independently investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Main Street in Riverside, Washington on March 3. Shortly after 11:30 a.m. Okanogan County Deputies and...
WENATCHEE - The Chelan-Douglas Horticultural Pest and Disease Department kicked off our free Backyard Fruit Tree Removal Program on March 9. The program runs from March through October each year in both Chelan and Douglas Counties. Parties interested in having their fruit tree(s) removed can...

Left tor right: Commissioner Simpson, Commissioner Viebrock, Commissioner Skagen, and Kristy Oules, Office Engineer who received her 20 year service award. / Courtesy Douglas County PUD
EAST WENATCHEE - Douglas County PUD Commissioners Molly Simpson, Ronald E Skagen  and Aaron J. Viebrock executed the following actions during the Feb. 19 Commission meeting held at the District's Wells Hydroelectric Project: • Awarded Office Engineer Kristy Oules with her 20 year service award....
PATEROS – At their regular meeting on Feb. 24, Pateros School District board members learned that the Okanogan-Douglas Fire District 15 declined the school district’s proposal regarding the sale of Methow School District property a portion of which the fire district expressed an earlier interest in...
OKANOGAN - There are no confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Okanogan County at this time (March 6).  There is one individual who is being tested, however they are quarantined and pose no threat to the public.      Use the same procedures to lessen your risk of contacting the COVID-19 as...

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