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LAKE CHELAN - In an effort to create a safer experience for local residents and visitors; the City of Chelan has announced today new policies that will go into effect August 8, 2020 and continue through Labor Day. The City’s first priority is to prevent park overcrowding. Vehicle access to Don...
LAKE CHELAN -(5 de agosto de 2020) - En un esfuerzo por crear una experiencia más segura para los residentes y visitantes locales; La Ciudad de Chelan ha anunciado hoy nuevas directivas que entrarán en efecto el 8 de agosto de 2020 y continuarán hasta el Día del Trabajo (Labor Day) 7 de septiembre...
BREWSTER – The Douglas Okanogan County Fire District #15 Commissioners have cancelled their regular meeting that was scheduled for Monday, August 10, due to no agenda/business to conduct, according to Kaylee Jensen, board secretary.  

Katie Haven
PATEROS – Preliminary results from the first count of votes from the August 4 primary election shows that the Pateros Emergency Services Levy that went down to defeat when first presented to voters last April, is passing this time around with 63 percent of eligible voters approving and 37 percent...
Cindy Biddle with the Brewster Senior Center stands at the back door of the building at 109 S. Bridge Street where lunch orders will be delivered to seniors in their vehicles on a drive-up arrangement beginning August 22. Lunch days and hours will remain the same, from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays,...
A steel framework is taking shape on the east side of the Honeybear Growers complex at 12 Fugachee Drive along U.S. 97 east of Brewster. A source at the fruit processing facility said the new space will be used to house additional packing lines. / Mike Maltais/QCH
METHOW – Okanogan County Public Health (OCPH) officials are asking citizens for help locating individuals who participated in a two-day campout north of the town of Methow on July 24-25. As many as 100 persons attended the event and OCPH believes the attendees may have been exposed to COVID-19...

Denise Sorom, Director of Community Philanthropy, Community Foundation of NCW
By April it became quite clear to the leadership at the Community Foundation of North Central Washington (CFNCW) that for the foreseeable future, it would not be business as usual, but rather “business unusual.” As the region’s largest manager of charitable assets--offering grant funding and...

Sheldon Malone pulls into the Brewster Highline Grain elevator with a load of wheat from the Wade Troutman farm on Pearl Hill. / Mike Maltais/QCH
BREWSTER – Wheat harvest at the HighLine Grain Growers (HLGG) elevator in Brewster officially got underway on July 20 when the first tractor trailer arrived with its load of golden cargo. Over the next several weeks the Brewster and Mansfield elevators and another 47 like them in the HLGG network...
BREWSTER – A second Gebbers Farms worker has become the latest victim of the novel coronavirus in Okanogan County after expiring Friday evening, July 31, while undergoing quarantine. Earl Edwards, 63, a long-time guest worker and valued employee had returned to Gebbers Farms annually for the past...

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