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Interim police chief Adam Nichols
BREWSTER – City Council members approved Omak Police detective Marcos Ruiz as the city’s new police chief during their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Ruiz, who served with the Brewster department for 14 years prior to accepting a position at Omak is expected to be ready to assume...

Pateros Fire Chief Kieth Zwiegle brought a new Husqvarna K970 Power Cutter to his monthly presentation before the Pateros city Council.
PATEROS – With the snow season not far off, the public works is turning its attention to the city’s snow removal policy and the use of existing equipment to respond to city and street needs during the winter months. City administrator/public works supervisor Jord Wilson told city council members...
BREWSTER – The Brewster Food Bank has issued a request for support from community businesses and citizens as the disparity between donations coming in and expenses going out continues to threaten the organization’s survival. On August 30, the Brewster Food Bank Advisory Committee released a letter...
MANSON - The 5th annual veterans and their families barbecue, put on by the VFW and Auxiliary Post 6853, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, 3-? p.m. at Champion Orchards, 2470 Totem Pole Road in Manson. On the menu:  ribs, chicken and all the fixings. Meal starts around 4 p.m. and is BYOB. From...
WENATCHEE - Plug-In NCW is hosting an electric vehicle “show and tell” event at Pybus Market (northend) in Wenatchee on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 5-7 p.m. Numerous models of electric vehicles will be available to see, and their owners will be on hand to answer your questions and give rides. This...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On August 27, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) announced that the North Central Washington Economic Development District has been awarded an Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant by the U.S. Department of Commerce to implement a comprehensive economic development...

A young fan gets a dance lesson from Okanogan County Fair Queen Katie Keane. Mike Maltais/QCH
OKANOGAN – Despite one of the year’s most severe lightning and rainstorms that passed over the premises late last Saturday night and early Sunday morning, the deluge didn’t dampen turnout for the principal events, displays, and entertainment at the 2019 Okanogan County Fair that ended its four-day...
The Whooshh Innovations barge anchored just below Chief Joseph Dam last Tuesday to demonstrate the transport system the company has developed to move fish over dams like Chief Joe through a pipeline portal. CEO Vincent E. Bryan III (right) spoke to dozens of citizens and school children at the fish...

Alyce Brown , NCWEED marketing and events manager introduced a project called Supernova Business Launch Competition that the organization will debut in October to encourage small business development.
BREWSTER – Guest speakers from the Care Net Pregnancy Centers and North Central Washington Economic Development District addressed the regular monthly meeting of the Brewster Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Sept. 4, on topics of business and social needs facing local communities. Karla Phillips...

12th District State Senator Brad Hawkins (R - East Wenatchee) took a moment to pose with Pateros Mayor Carlene Anders during a stop at the Sweet River Bakery in Pateros last week. Hawkins scheduled appointed stops in Okanogan, Douglas, Chelan and Grant counties from Sept. 3-7, to take the pulse of public opinion among those who turned out to speak with the senator. Mike Maltais/QCH
Earlier this September, I concluded my third annual district-wide listening tour. We expanded it this year by one additional day which was helpful and much needed. Traveling throughout North Central Washington with my staff has become an annual tradition in the fall, the time of year that...

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