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  OLYMPIA – Starting today (April 15) everyone 16 and older who wants a COVID-19 vaccine can receive one in Washington. The eligibility expansion marks the four-month anniversary of vaccine rollout in our state. Since mid-December, nearly 4.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been...
Part of living in the iconic and scenic Northwest is experiencing fire season, and from time to time in our communities it can turn dangerous. In the last several years, we have experienced some longer and more intense fire seasons. This trend is not going away for the foreseeable future and fires...
CHELAN - Beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 17,  the Chelan Earth Day Fair is coordinating with Sustainable Wenatchee and the Leavenworth fair organizers to offer the opportunity to chat with and learn from the Eco-experts, in a Virtual Collaborative and Information Sharing Fair. As part of...
QUAD COUNTIES – Healthcare professionals and businesses seeking opportunities in the four-county area including Okanogan, Douglas, Chelan, and Grant counties are invited to participate in a free virtual healthcare hiring event from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 22. “Job seekers from...
The Washington State Department of Health will pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson (J & J) vaccine statewide starting immediately, following the guidance of the FDA/CDC. Use of that vaccine will be put on hold until we receive further recommendations from our federal partners about how...

Mike Maltais/QCH From left, Ann (Baker) Rogers, Cindy (Baker) Hoke, and Richard Henny spruce up the landscaping at the entrance to Fort Okanogan Cemetery.
MONSE – On a sunny Thursday morning, April 8, passers-by on State Route 97 could see three people working on the south side of the entrance to the Fort Okanogan Cemetery resetting landscape blocks in the small planting area that welcomes visitors. Next week they will add new flowers to the...

Courtesy CCT Transboundary salmon habitat that included the Okanogan and Similkameen river headwaters was the topic of a recent virtual briefing.
NESPELEM – Lawmakers, stakeholders, and expert witnesses participated in a virtual conference on April 8 to discuss the future of wild salmon in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. The briefing was specific to the British Columbia mining operations in salmon river headwaters.  Participants...

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The North Central Accountable Community of Health (NCACH) Governing Board approved a total of $456,736 to address youth mental health, resiliency, and suicide prevention across Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan Counties at their April 5 meeting. Using a regional, peer-to-peer, school-based...
Resources If you or someone you know need helps: • CRISIS HOTLINE FOR OKANOGAN BEHAVIOR HEALTHCARE.Okanogan Behavioral Healthcare, 24 Hour Crisis Line 1-866-826-6191, English and Spanish • https://only7seconds.com Additional Resources: National Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 National Text Line: Text...
Mike Maltais/QCH State Patrol, local law enforcement, and a tow truck responded to a one-car rollover accident last Thursday morning, April 1 on State Route 97 between the Highway 20 junction and the old Colville Tribes Casino.

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