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Bill Vallance, Fire District 15 Chief
BRIDGEPORT – A replacement pumper truck for a 1984 Mack veteran, housed at the Douglas Okanogan County Fire District (DOCFD) 15 Station 40 at Rocky Butte on Bridgeport Bar, was the main topic of discussion during the regular meeting of the DOCFD 15 Board of Commissioners last Monday, July 31....

Wind-fanned flames quickly outpaced DNR crews fighting the fire from State Route 153.
PATEROS – It’s all over but the monitoring of leftover hot spots on the Canyon Creek fire that started a mile north of Carlton on Saturday, July 15, and expanded to 1,200 acres before being contained Tuesday evening, July 18. Evacuations alerts have been lifted, State Route 153 is open and engine...

Cheyenne Allen, Brewster, tried the fit of a fireman’s protective suit and helmet during the 2016 National Night Out event at Columbia Cove Park in Brewster last August.
BREWSTER – Reserve the four hours between 5 and 9 p.m. Tuesday, August 1, to participate in National Night Out and meet some of the folks who make it their business to look out for your family’s welfare and safety. The Brewster Police Department is hosting the event at Columbia Cove Park, 604 W....

This pile of debris adjacent to the northwest corner of a Little League concession building was identified by Brewster police investigators as the origin of a fire that damaged two buildings in the Vista Park Homes complex July 12.
BREWSTER – Police department fire investigators have concluded that youngsters playing with a lighter near the Vista Park Homes Apartments, at 509 S. Fourth Street, caused the fire that eventually destroyed two of the complex’s 13 buildings that left more than two dozen residents homeless, July 12...

Local angler, Mindy Webster, was the 2016 Queen of the Pool grand prize winner at the Brewster King Salmon Derby with this 26-pound king she caught.
BREWSTER – Salmon fisherman from around the Northwest are aiming their fish finders at Brewster in anticipation of the 12th annual Brewster King Salmon Derby, Friday-Saturday-Sunday, August 4-5-6. More than $20,000 in cash and prizes for the largest salmon caught in the adult, youth and child...
BRIDGEPORT -- An adult male who sustained a single gunshot wound last Friday, July 21, in Bridgeport is reported to be in stable condition and recovering at Confluence Hospital in Wenatchee, according to a report last Saturday, July 22, from Douglas County Sheriff, Harvey Gjesdal. The incident was...

Chris Erlandsen
PATEROS – At its regular monthly meeting, Tuesday, July 18, the city council approved the Pederson Road Neighborhood Project that will resolve ownership and utility issues in the 20-unit, 2.78-acre Pateros Trailer Court and address a long-range plan for the approximate 75-acres comprising the...

Flames spread from the Little League concession stand and fence line to the adjacent apartment building on July 12. QCH Photo by Mike Maltais
BREWSTER - On July 12, 2017, Brewster Police investigated an arson fire at the Alta Vista Apartments in Brewster. During the investigation a witness identified several young juvenile males playing with a lighter and burning items near the concessions stand just south of the apartment complex. The...

AKBA, the Pateros Summer Fours Women’s Division Champions included, from left, Brooklynne Boesel, Kari Knowlton, Alisia Foyle and Amanda Youngers.
PATEROS – It was volleyball Sunday, July 16, during the three-day Apple Pie Jamboree as eight teams in two divisions, women and coed, squared off for a full day of competition in the Pateros High School gym. “Six teams in the women’s division played a full round-robin of one set to 25 points...

Racers accelerate when the green flag drops to signal the start of another heat on Lake Pateros. Racers with the Northwest Jet Sports Association (NJSA) brought their fastest jet skis to Lake Pateros for the Apple Pie Jamboree water-cross competition last Saturday and Sunday, July 15-16. Divers competed in 15 categories from Novice to Masters in both men’s and women’s divisions.
Saturday Novice Ski Limited/Amateur Place  Number Racer Name  Points 1     242-NL Marcus Boyle         124 2     717-B  Ethan Fiske     118 3     7-B     Austin Farr     112 4     698-NL Morgan Jones     106 5     255-NL Alaina Fiske     50 X2 1     115     Hudson Petek     124 2     11...

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