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OKANOGAN – In response to the high temperatures we are experiencing across North Central Washington, Okanogan County Public Health is issuing a heat advisory and urging people to take extra precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses. Extreme heat often results in the highest number of annual...

Courtesy time.com O.K., it’s hot, but we still have a distance to go to march the all-time U.S. record of 134 degrees recorded at Death Valley, CA, in July 1913.
QUAD CITIES – As temperatures rose to record-setting triple-digit highs last week residents tried to stay cool, kept an eye out for wildfire, and wondered how the local power grids were handling the load. Early Tuesday afternoon, June 29, temperatures at points in Okanogan and Douglas counties...
NCW - NCW Libraries branches in Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Okanogan and Ferry counties are serving as cooling centers during the current heat wave.  
 Anyone who needs to escape the heat is invited to browse books and movies, read and relax, use public computers and connect to wifi...
OKANOGAN – In response to the high temperatures we are experiencing across North Central Washington, Okanogan County Public Health is issuing a heat advisory and urging people to take extra precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses. Extreme heat often results in the highest number of annual...
From the National Weather Service - Spokane Issued: 9:50 AM June 22, 2021   Hottest temperatures since the heatwave of June 2015 and our upcoming heatwave has the potential to last longer.   Several consecutive days of record heat will likely...

Mike Maltais/QCH Jake Collins, owner of Peace Armory in Pateros, works on a spring mechanism adjustment on a customer’s rifle.
PATEROS – Jake Collins moved here from the Tri-Cities in 2014 to provide his children with the kind of small-town rural upbringing similar to that he remembered as a youngster. His oldest, Jacob, graduated Pateros High School this year and his youngest just finished kindergarten. Collins was also...

Mike Maltais/QCH Two classic examples of the Ford Model A, produced from the mid-1920s to the early 1930s and successor to the Model T, pose like car collector eye candy outside the Lake Pateros Motor Inn last Friday.
 
BREWSTER – The Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC), Washington’s largest non-profit advanced manufacturing training organization, is exploring the expansion of its on-the-job training/apprenticeships for youth and adults into Okanogan County. A media release from Kristi O’Neill,...
PATEROS – The city council held a special meeting via Zoom on June 14 to discuss and approve a resolution regarding pandemic grant funds recently allocated by the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The city received a letter from the State of Washington Office of Financial Management (OFM)...

Courtesy ifiberone.com Judge Brian C. Huber
WATERVILLE – A hearing involving an attempt to recall the five members of the Bridgeport City Council was held via Zoom in Douglas County Superior Court in Waterville last Friday, June 18. The petitioner, Bridgeport resident Michael Knox, alleges that the council has violated city and state code by...

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