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Courtesy pateros.com Pateros Mayor Carlene Anders
WINTHROP – Okanogan County has borne the brunt of three of the largest wildfires in state history in just the past seven years. The 2014 Carlton Complex burned more than 250,000 acres. The following year the Okanogan Complex consumed 300,000-plus acres. Then last September the Cole Spring/Pearl...

In this photo from March of 2020 Neal McKee, (center) manager of the Brewster Food Bank, and board members and volunteers discuss new coronavirus procedures at a meeting held on March 17. Pictured from left, with McKee are Dan Biddle (volunteer), Earl Patterson (volunteer), Ann Hubritz (volunteer), Neal McKee (manager), Carol Wareham (secretary), and Pat Finerty, (board member). / Mike Maltais/QCH
BREWSTER - As some of you may know, one of our Chamber board members, Neal McKee, has recently been diagnosed with a very aggressive form of cancer.  He is supposed to be coming home on April 21 under hospice care to spend his last days with family. Neal has been a lifelong member of this...
EAST WENATCHEE – Washington State Department of Health (DOH) opened COVID-19 vaccine  eligibility to everyone 16 years and older beginning April 15.  Currently, the Pfizer-BioNTech (Pfizer) vaccine is the only COVID-19 vaccine authorized for  emergency use by the Federal Drug Administration (...
NCW - At a virtual annual meeting of the membership, incumbents were re-elected to serve three-year terms on the Board of Directors for the Washington Winegrowers Association including: Becca De Kleine, Four Feathers Wine Estates, Prosser; Scott Williams, Kiona Vineyards & Winery, Benton...
OKANONGAN COUNTY - For those who wish to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, everyone 16 years and older is now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as of April 15.  If you’d like to receive the vaccine, please register with Okanogan County Vaccine Distribution here: okanogancountycovid19.org/covid-...

Courtesy Jennifer Tollefson Photography From left, Danny Dowers (ABC Daycare), Brooke McGuire (Apple House), Lindsay Vallance and Kailee Tanneberg (Treehouse), Mike Harding (Treehouse and Church of Christ representative), Clay Gebbers (Gebbers Farms), Reba Guzman (Chelan Fresh), Cass Gebbers (Gebbers Farms), Carlene Anders and Gene Dowers (ABC Daycare), and future Treehouse students: Jace Vallance, Amelia Vallance, Palmer Tanneberg, Freya Malone, Dani Rose Johanson, Beau Coffman, and Hudsyn Stennes.
PATEROS – The Project to Bring Affordable Child Care to Rural Community is now a go. At a check presentation ceremony April 15 at the Church of Christ building located at 128 Independence Street in Pateros, the Pateros Treehouse Early Education Organization received a joint donation in the exact...
QUAD CITIES – The mid-April announcement from Governor Jay Inslee that only three counties in the state – Whitman, Cowlitz, and Pierce – would be scaled back to Phase 2 as part of the Roadmap to Recovery plan came as welcome news to residents and business that are cautiously trying to return to a...
EAST WENATCHEE – The Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance earlier this month making possession of less than 40 grams of a controlled substance without a prescription a gross misdemeanor. “This ordinance has been adopted to protect the public health and safety of the...

Mike Maltais/QCH Titus Yoder of Yoder’s Hauling & Delivery Services in Drummond. Mont. adjusts his tilt trailer before loading three storage sheds for delivery last week.
OKANOGAN – More than two dozen Cole Spring wildfire survivors are the fortunate recipients of custom-made storage sheds built by a crew of skilled volunteer carpenters last January and delivered to their burned-over properties last week. Titus Yoder, owner of Yoder’s Hauling & Delivery...

Anna Marie Dalbey, KW Keller-Williams Realty
BREWSTER – Anna Marie Dalbey, managing broker with KW Keller-Williams Realty, and former Brewster Chamber of Commerce president, addressed the city council at its regular monthly meeting held by GoToMeeting April 14, regarding a variance request to allow temporary residential rental in a...

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