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MA-18, consists of over 640 acres located across the highway from Azwell. Planned are a casino, hotel, golf course, concert venue and homes on over 640 acres. Courtesy Colville Tribal Federal Corporation
AZWELL - The Colville Tribal Federal Corporation (“CTFC”) has completed a preliminary review of its latest site for economic development, CTFC reported August 6. The site, colloquially known as MA-18, consists of over 640 acres located across the highway from Azwell, between Pateros and Chelan. The...

RIVER (Rural Investment Ventures for Economic Resilience) Local Investment Network spreads the word to connect local individuals and businesses with capital and resources. Pictured from left is Brewster Chamber of Commerce president Mike Mauk, Anna Marie Dalby, managing broker of Keller Williams-NCW, Grace Larsen, RIVER director and board secretary, and Holly Bange, Pateros city council member.
PATEROS – The third of four Pateros Pop-up Community Markets snapped and crackled last Friday and Saturday, August 13-14, and despite the smoke from area wildfires and temperatures hovering in or near triple digits the turnout on behalf of both vendors and visitors suggests the city is on to...

Firm Foundations owner and Pateros Community Market coordinator Brooklyn Holton samples a plate of berries from a vendor at the August pop-up market held last Friday and Saturday, August 13-14. Mike Maltais/QCH
BREWSTER – The Brewster Chamber of Commerce hosted virtual guest speaker Brooklyn Holton, founder and owner of Firm Foundations (firmfoundations.com) at its regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, August 11, at the Brewster Middle School. Holton’s company specializes in business coaching,...

Some of the new green, blue, and red chairs and white tables the city purchased with COVID grant funds earlier this year have been placed on the mall outside businesses to provide extra outdoor seating for patrons. The city acquired the furniture to help businesses cope with the occupancy and distancing restrictions mandated by the state’s pandemic measures. Mike Maltais/QCH

Smoke blanketing the area from wildfires has been filtering out the shorter wavelengths of light – the violet, blue, green, and yellow – leaving mostly red and orange to get through. Consequently it is not uncommon to see red sunrises like this one as well as red sunsets. Mike Maltais/QCH
 

No, it’s not a new design feature of the Brewster football field upgrade, and it’s not a new trick play – like the “clothesline” - to distract opposing defenses; it’s simply some enterprising resident’s idea for making use of a few trees and some green space in the northeast corner of Champion Field while heavy equipment works nearby. Mike Maltais/QCH
 
OKANOGAN – Results released last Friday, August 6, from the Okanogan County Auditor show that the special one-year levy for Douglas/Okanogan Hospital District No. 1 is passing with a comfortable margin. “Voters are approving the measure 71.59 percent to 28.41 percent,” said Jamie Groomes, chief...

Mike Lambert is the Pateros wastewater treatment plant operator. Mike Maltais/QCH
PATEROS – The city’s wastewater treatment plant is among 126 across the state – five of those in Okanogan County – recognized with a 2020 State Department of Ecology (DOE) Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Plant Award. Pateros earned the honor by achieving full compliance with its 2020 water quality...

Dr. Doug Wilson, CEO-elect of Confluence Health
WENATCHEE - Confluence Health recently announced that they will not renew their contract with Premera Blue Cross. Effective February 1, 2022 Confluence Health will no longer be an in-network provider for patients who have Premera, Lifewise, and Blue Cross insurance plans. Other plans that are...

Cass Gebbers
BREWSTER – Gebbers Farms and the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) have reached a settlement stemming from fines and citations levied by L&I last year following COVID-19-related farmworker deaths. Under terms of the mediated agreement Gebbers will invest more than $2...

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