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Mike Maltais/QCH A work crew excavates near the corner of Commercial Street and Highway 97 in Pateros last week to install a new water hydrant seen at the lower right corner of the photo.
 
OKANOGAN COUNTY - If you want to expand your business to include an online presence but need some expert advice on how to get started, the Okanogan County Economic Alliance (OCEA) is offering free virtual training to learn how.   OCEA has partnered with Retail Strategies to provide Small Business...
Editor’s note: The PUD debuted a four-part series on May 12 called WISE (water, infrastructure, safety efficiency) Landscaping that offers advice to homeowners on how to make their properties and structures more fire resistant. The four-part series, along with a zone map, is also posted on the PUD...
BRIDGEPORT - This is a formal announcement that a petition was filed in Douglas County on May 24 for the recall of the entire, 5 member, City Council of Bridgeport.   The City Council of Bridgeport, by state law, is also the governing body of the Bridgeport Transportation Benefit District (TBD...

Mike Maltais/QCH Okanogan County Fairgrounds manager Naomi Peasley addressing Cole Spring wildfire victims last fall.
BREWSTER – Okanogan County Fairgrounds Manager Naomi Peasley and Washington Hometown founder Jennifer Hackett. Peasley has been keeping the fairgrounds busy with activities from rodeos to racing to reunions to renovations, one of the latter of which in 2022 will offer an advertising opportunity...

Mike Maltais/QCH More than a dozen vendors turned out for the first of four Pateros Community Markets.
PATEROS – The first of a series of weekend Pop-Up Markets debuted Friday, June 11, in Lakeshore Park with more than a dozen vendors and plenty of attention from shoppers. Friday’s three-hour Market & Movie session ran from 5 to 8 p.m. and was followed by an outdoor family movie shown on a large...

Mike Maltais/QCH One driver sustained injuries in a three-car accident at State Route 97 and 12 Tribes Casino Road Tuesday afternoon, June 1. A Chevrolet SUV (not pictured) was attempting to cross SR97 from Rodeo Trail Road at about 4:15 p.m. when the driver pulled into the path of a northbound black Pontiac Vibe (center pointing east). Both cars then struck a Corvette convertible waiting to turn south on SR97 from the Casino Road left turn lane. According to the driver of a fourth car waiting behind the Corvette, the Chev SUV became airborne after colliding with the Corvette and landed on its wheels on the north shoulder of 12 Tribes Casino Road. Police, State Patrol, fire, and emergency vehicles soon arrived on the scene. The injured driver seen being attended at the left side of the photo was treated at the scene and transported to the hospital. No further information as to the condition of the injured driver was available at this writing.

Mike Maltais/QCH Columbia Post 97 members who comprised the Honor Guard for this year’s Memorial Day services include, from left, Tom Flynn, Greg Wagg, Glenn Farrington, Frank Williver (holding Legion flag), Area Three Commander Denny Pittman (holding wreath), and Bob Lewis (holding U.S. flag).
BREWSTER – Memorial Day begins early for the dedicated citizens who are members of, or volunteer with, Columbia Post 97 of the Brewster American Legion. At the crack of dawn on Monday, May 31, nearly a dozen of them showed up at Locust Grove Cemetery to set out scores of large American flags that...
BRIDGEPORT – Chelan-Douglas Health District (CDHD) will offer COVID-19 vaccines at Fireman’s Park, 10th St. & Colombia Ave., on Thursday, June 10 from 2-6:00 p.m. CDHD will administer the one-dose Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine to anyone 18 years of age and older. Pre-registration is...

Courtesy Pateros Fire Department Douglas-Okanogan Fire District 15 volunteers with the Pateros Fire Department once again lined the Pateros Cemetery Road with 47 large American flags last Wednesday, May 26, in preparation for Memorial Day ceremonies that will be observed on site by the Honor Guard from American Legion Columbia Post 97 from Brewster. Pateros Fire Chief Kerry Heen said each flag has the name of a military veteran inscribed by the family on the flag border.
 

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