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OROVILLE — Some of North !merica’s fastest racers will hit the water Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 3,4 and 5 as  high-speed watercraft racing returns to Deep Bay Park for the annual Lake Osoyoos Cup. The action kicks off Friday with registration and tuning and testing. Course setup is...

Barbara Walters
WENATCHEE – The North Central Regional Library Board made if official on Friday, July 13, when they appointed NCRL acting director Barbara Walters as the next Executive Director of the library district. Walters has been part of the NCRL administration since 2007 and acting director since June 2017...

The boys launch as the horn sounds to start the heat.
BREWSTER – The Bearacudas Swim Club closed out its season with the most high-point winners in the Okanogan County Summer Swim League (OCSSL) Championships at the Brewster pool last Saturday, July 28. Bearacudas won five of the 13 age brackets, taking top spots in girls aged 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, and...

A black bear sow with a distinctive bent left ear makes the rounds of the Saskatoon berry bushes on the Colville Tribes Reservation last week.
Wenatchee – The North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) will host the second-annual STEM Summit August 13-16 at the Wenatchee Convention Center. The event will highlight multiple professional learning opportunities for teachers and educational staff members in the areas of science,...
BREWSTER – The 13th annual Brewster Salmon Derby that was cancelled on the heels of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife chinook salmon season closure earlier in July, got a last-minute resurrection when a reevaluation of counts prompted WDFW to reopen the season effective August 1. Derby...

Brewster singer/songwriter Brittany Jean entertained diners at Peninsula Park last Friday, July 20.
PATEROS – The sign greeting visitors at the entry to the Smoke and Mirrors Fire Maze Display in the Pateros gym last Friday and Saturday, July 20-21, said it all: “We survived because the fire inside us burned brighter than the fire around us.” The display of hundreds of news stories, photos, art,...

Heather Carrington called the numbers for the Brewster Boys and Girls Club Bingo in the park.
PATEROS – The annual Apple Pie Jamboree, the city’s largest community event, seems to get bigger and better every year, and this year’s 71st running of the APJ was no exception last Friday through Sunday, July 20-22. For county political candidates, the parade was the place to be as office-seekers...

Tackle cover maker, Mike Mauk, pictured here with Brewster Chamber of Commerce President, Anna Marie Dalbey, also serves as the Chamber secretary.
BREWSTER – When Mike Mauk first began making his fishing tackle covers in 2005 he could not have foreseen that one day his product would lead to a trip to the nation’s capital to meet the President of the United States. But that was what happened on Monday, July 23, as Mauk represented Washington...
BREWSTER – Good news for fishermen and the Brewster Salmon Derby comes with the announcement from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) that the agency will reopen summer chinook salmon season from Wells Dam to Chief Joseph Dam on August 1. Upon hearing that news, Derby organizers...

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