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Frank Rogers, Okanogan County Sheriff
  OKANOGAN COUNTY – After a 35-year career in law enforcement and four terms (16 years) as Okanogan County Sheriff, Frank Rogers announced Wednesday, May 9, that he will not seek a fifth term in office. ‘I have chosen not to run for a fifth term as Sheriff,” Rogers said in a written statement...

Jeffrey James Hammer, Photo courtesy of Brewster Police Department
BREWSTER – the Brewster Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate an Omak man reported missing by his family on Thursday, May 10. Jeffrey James Hammer, 23, was last heard from at about 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9. In the Columbia Cove Park on South Seventy Street in Brewster, a...

This 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup struck a house on Enterprise Place on April 25.
BREWSTER – In two separate accidents a day apart last month vehicles struck and damaged a Brewster business and a Brewster residence according to a report from the Brewster Police department. On April 24, Brewster resident Lisandro Arevalo Garcia was in the process of parking his vehicle in a...
NCW – North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) has announced the staff honored at four different Excellence Banquets held throughout the NCESD service district. The banquets were presented in partnership with districts throughout the four-county area.  Excellence Banquets began in 1985...
BRIDGEPORT – Late Monday evening, April 29, Douglas County deputies were advised that a suspect wanted on a warrant for Escape from Community Custody was hiding at a residence in the 700 block of Fairview Avenue in Bridgeport. When deputies visited the residence a female who answered the door gave...

Gabriel Garcia, left, Nila Sutherland, back, and Kylee Clune participated in a “Stand for the Second” walkout for 16 minutes during lunch break at Brewster High School, May
BREWSTER – A trio of Brewster High School students staged a lunch hour walkout on Wednesday, May 2, in conjunction with a nationwide “Stand for the Second” student walkout in support of the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. Brewster sophomore Gabriel Garcia organized the local...

Submitted by Okanogan County Emergency Management
OKANOGAN – Water levels are rising in Osoyoos Lake, straddling United States/Canadian border between Osoyoos, British Columbia, and Oroville, Wash., and the Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) is issuing flood warnings for the Okanogan and Similkameen rivers as a result. The Okanogan River is...

Pateros Mayor Carlene Anders
PATEROS – Mid-June is the deadline for public contributors to submit stories that helped bring Pateros together following the 2014 Carlton Complex wildfire for the ninth annual NCW Community Success Summit to be held in Pateros on Nov. 15. The summit, sponsored by the Initiative for Rural...
EPHRATA– Military veterans in and around this region are invited for a special service session at the Art Semro American Legion Post 28 located at 267 8th Avenue N.W. in Ephrata.  National and state teams along with local post members from The American Legion will be in town to discuss veterans’...

Addison, 9, left, and Kennedy Hinton, 3, posed with dad, Jared Hinton, for photographer Char Harmier before entering the dance floor.
PATEROS – Last Saturday, April 28, a group of lucky young ladies in the company of their proud fathers, gathered at the Pateros High School gym for a “Once Upon A Time” experience – for both parties -  at the fourth annual Father/Daughter Dance 2018. Complete with refreshments, entertainment and...

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