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The rich green of sprouting winter wheat on the Kramer Ranch provides a stark contrast to the burned landscape left behind by the Cold Springs wildfire that blew through the area on Sept. 6-7. Mike Maltais/QCH

Mike Maltais/QCH Pateros Mayor Carlene Anders presents Pateros Fire Chief Keith Zweigle with an award of appreciation for his near-two decades of volunteer service to the city. Zweigle was honored at a special farewell ceremony last Thursday evening, Sept. 24, in the Pateros Fire Hall.
BREWSTER - The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive on Oct. 22 from 12 to 5 p.m. at the Brewster Seventh-day Adventist Church located at 17 N.W. Hospital Way. Enter by the parking lot.   Donors can call 800-733-2767 or 800-REDCROSS  go to redcrossblood.org to make an...
WENATCHEE - Today is the day.  Vote today and everyday to Oct. 2.  Please share far and wide. This process takes about 60-seconds to set up your account and cast your votes, once you have an account, log in and voting will take mere seconds the following days. Chelan Douglas Community Action...
CHELAN -The Seven Acres Foundation, developers of the forthcoming Community Center at Lake Chelan (CCLC), has welcomed a popular area non-profit organization to its growing family of partners.  Thrive Chelan Valley, which has served, empowered and advocated for area youth over the last 21 years...

Mike Maltais/QCH Wanda Christmann helps fire victims find what they need among the stack of supplies donors have provided at the Okanogan fairgrounds.
OKANOGAN – It seems that, in every emergency or disaster, there is a select number of selfless, community-minded volunteers who appear, as if by magic, to do the vital work that always comes in the wake of loss. That spirit is on the job at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds and the Colville Tribes...
PATEROS – Under Department of Health’s Decision Tree for In-Person Learning, the Pateros Elementary School opened for in-person learning Last Monday, Sept. 28. In a letter published Sept. 18, Pateros School Superintendent Greg Goodnight advised parents that a decrease in COVID-19 cases allowed the...

Cold Springs wildfire victims gathered at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds./ Mike Maltais
OKANOGAN – Scores of Cold Springs wildfire victims gathered at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds for the first of what will be many information meetings during the long recovery process ahead. The meeting was organized by Okanogan Emergency Management (OEM) and the...
East Wenatchee - The Chelan Douglas Health District (CDHD) announces the arrival of a team of CDC epidemiologists and community outreach experts who were invited to help support local and state efforts in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic within Chelan and Douglas County.   To gain a better...
Mike Maltais/QCH Like a giant ball rolling down a ridgeline, the September Harvest Moon hovers above the western horizon shortly after 6 a.m. on the first day of the month before dropping out of sight to make way for the eastern sunrise.

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