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  WENANTCHEE - The North Central Education Foundation (NCEF) is delighted to welcome two new quality NCEF Board members – Stacy Luckensmeyer and Ray Dobbs. Stacy Luckensmeyer never imagined she'd end up running a business, but life had other plans for her, and she's successfully started and...
  Applications are now being accepted for AgForestry Leadership Class 43. Each year, up to 24 people are selected for the 18-month program, which consists of 11 multi-day seminars throughout Washington State, one week diving into National Government in Washington D.C. and up to two weeks exploring...
    RIVERSIDE - The North Central Washington Special Investigation Unit has successfully identified all known witnesses in this case. The NCW SIU will continue to provide investigative updates to the public until the completed investigation file has been delivered to the Okanogan County...
    QUAD CITIES – Closed schools are presenting a challenge for teachers and students alike as both sides experiment with ways to stay connected and complete work assignments that would resemble a normally functioning school session. The Secretary of State’s office has put together a roster...
  OKANOGAN - All of us involved in the COVID-19 response know that protecting our health workers and first responders is vital for each and every one of us. That is why our limited supplies of commercial Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) have been reserved for them. Okanogan County Public...
  WASHINGTON, D.C. – On April 9, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) joined a bipartisan group of colleagues in sending a letter to the Department of the Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Carranza urging that rural hospitals and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) be...
  OLYMPIA — Roughly 1%, or 52,000, of Washington’s registered voters will have an opportunity to participate in special elections across 10 counties on April 28. A total of 15 districts will have measures on the ballot.  The following counties will conduct the elections: Clark, Cowlitz, Douglas,...

Omak Walmart associate Ofelia Magala disinfects shopping carts for early morning senior customers taking advantage of the one-hour window reserved from 6-7 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays for seniors and those with compromised immune systems. / Mike Maltais/QCH
BREWSTER – Brewster Marketplace with special store hours from 7-9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays is among several food outlets in Okanogan County that is making an extra effort to protect senior citizens and other high-risk shoppers with compromised immune systems during the COVID-19 pandemic....
  UNION GAP - The Department of Ecology asks you to be a good neighbor and not burn this spring. Burning yard waste is illegal in Urban Growth Areas, can lead to wildfires, and creates smoke that makes it hard to breathe. Let’s help our first responders and health workers – don’t make more work for...

From left, American Legion Columbia Post 97 members Glenn Farrington, Bob Lewis, Steve Daniell, and Denny Pittman watch fellow veteran Ray Davis negotiate his motorized wheelchair on its maiden voyage up a new ramp installed by the Legionnaires last week. / Mike Maltais/QCH
BRIDGEPORT – Members of American Legion Columbia Post 97 and its Ladies Auxiliary in Brewster have been busy giving back to the local communities during the COVID-19 pand3emic and its attendant restrictions. Last Wednesday, April 8, Legionnaires, Denny Pittman, Glenn Farrington, Bob Lewis, and...

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