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NCW - Do you have old or unwanted pesticides in need of disposal? If so, please contact the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) by Sept. 15 and submit a proposed or revised disposal inventory.   WSDA’s Waste Pesticide Identification and Disposal Program collects and properly...
YAKIMA -The Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA) has released its forecast for the 2020 Washington state fresh apple crop.   The 2020 forecast is for a crop of 134 million standard forty-pound boxes of fresh apples. This is very close to 2019's 133.9 million box crop.   "The 2020...
OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $12.5 million in grants from the state’s Housing Trust Fund to seven affordable housing projects located in rural communities throughout the state. • Housing Authority of Chelan County and city of Wenatchee, $1.64 million for...
OKANOGAN – Certified primary election results released from the county auditor on August 18 confirm prior trends for the three key ballot measures in Okanogan County. The Pateros EMS levy that barely failed on the April ballot passed easily on its second try with 63.23 percent of the vote....
BRIDGEPORT - On August 18, the Chelan-Douglas Health District and Columbia Valley Community Health conducted a community-wide voluntary COVID-19 testing event in Bridgeport. Thirty-two volunteers were tested and 12 resulted positive for COVID-19 indicating a 30% positive rate within the population...

Courtesy Facebook.com/Supernova BLC The Tonasket Tire team poses among the tools of its trade and an oversized check for $10,000 held by Trampas Stucker.
WENATCHEE – A new business competition that kept nearly three dozen entrepreneur applicants on tetherhooks for the past 10 months came to a grand finale last Thursday, August 20, with the announcement of the grand prize winner. Four finalists were in the hunt for the honor, The Pateros-Brewster...
BREWSTER/PATEROS – A year ago this month a group of local volunteers came together to pursue an idea to form a venture to “promote economic vitality” in the Brewster/Pateros communities. From that meeting, Rural Investment Ventures for Economic Resilience (RIVER) was born and is now offering its...
EAST WENATCHEE – El 18 de agosto del 2020, El Distrito de Salud Pública de los Condados Chelan y Douglas (CDHD) y Columbia Valley Community Health (CVCH) llevó a cabo un evento de pruebas de COVID-19 para la comunidad de Bridgeport, WA.  Se analizaron 32 voluntarios y 12 resultaron positivos para...
EAST WENATCHEE – On August 18, the Chelan-Douglas Health District and Columbia Valley Community Health conducted a community-wide voluntary COVID-19 testing event in Bridgeport.  32 volunteers were tested and 12 resulted positive for COVID-19 indicating a 30% positive rate within the population...
A pair or mourning doves share a strand of barbed wire and settle in to watch the world go by on a warm Sunday afternoon. Mike Maltais/QCH

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