BREWSTER — The state has opened summer chinook salmon fishing on the Columbia River above Brewster. Fishermen will be able to fish for summer chinook salmon starting Aug. 1 and continuing until further notice, according to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. The fishery will be open f…

NCW — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month — the perfect time to give blood or platelets to support cancer patients and others. The following area blood drives are among several scheduled in October: Noon to 5 p.m., Oct. 18, Boys and Girls Club, 601 W. Cliff Ave., Brewster Noon to 5 p.m.…

Eagle Rock Physical Therapy in Brewster will soon open a new office in Okanogan. Dr. Shawn Isenhart will expand his practice to 2590 Elmway in Okanogan with a grand opening to be announced.

NCW — As summer winds down, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give blood and platelets now and help end an emergency summer blood shortage that began last month. A critical need remains as many regular donors delay giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to sta…

Honor rolls in the Empire Press circulation area as submitted by the schools. Editor’s note: The information — including names — is exactly as submitted by the school.   Brewster Middle/High School The following students earned a 4.0 grade-point average: Juniors: Nathan Rios, Samantha Yanez …

WENATCHEE — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month in April. Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions. Donors of all blood types are needed to help meet patient needs this spring. The fol…

Honor rolls in the Empire Press circulation area as submitted by the schools.   Brewster Junior/Senior High School The following students earned a 4.0 grade-point average: Senior: Marget Miller Freshmen: Halle Aparicio, Cade Gebbers Eighth grade: Olga Carrion, Brian Luquin-Angel, Yunuen Pama…

News of college students from the Empire Press coverage area The University of Washington SEATTLE — The following students were named to the spring quarter 2017 dean’s list at The University of Washington. Eligible students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher while completing at…

Brewster Mayor Howard Gamble, left, and Wally Schulke, manager of a fruit warehouse, discuss how best to address a proposal by the Great Northern Railway in 1964 that the depot in the background be closed. The issue met with resistance from local residents as well as business and agriculture…

NCW — The Pacific Science Center will bring its traveling “Jolts and Volts” program to several North Central Washington communities next week. Electricity will be illuminated in a series of experiences including the Van de Graaf generator and Tesla coil. The program is for all ages and will …

Honor rolls and awards from schools in the Empire Press circulation area   Brewster Junior/Senior High School The following students earned a 4.0 grade-point average: Senior: Angie Vazquez Junior: Maret Miller Sophomores: Jose Luis Carrillo, Lisbeth Guzman, Nathan Rios, Elizabeth Stam, Jose …

WENATCHEE — Brewster, Bridgeport and Waterville were among several North Central Washington schools and districts recently awarded Stronger Schools grants by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington. The grant program provides up to $5,000 for schools serving pre-K through 12 to …

NCW — The North Central Education Service District recently honored certified and classified school staff in the four-county region with Excellence in Education awards. The awards were presented during a May 2 banquet. The winners from Douglas County include Jenny Sanon and Luana Gavin, Brid…

BREWSTER — The Brewster Boys & Girls Club will host its second annual fundraising golf event on May 22 at Gamble Sands, 200 Sands Trail Road in Brewster. The 4-person, 18-hole shotgun start scramble starts at noon. Cost for a foursome is $750, which includes brunch at 10 a.m., a raffle a…

NCW — The American Red Cross has scheduled several upcoming blood drives: 1 to 7 p.m. April 17, Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 1315 N.E. 18th St., East Wenatchee Noon to 5 p.m April 18, Wenatchee Community Center, 504 S. Chelan Ave., Wenatchee 1 to 6 p.m. April 19, United Methodist Church, 2…

BREWSTER — The Brewster Boys & Girls Club will host its second annual fundraising golf event on May 22 at Gamble Sands, 200 Sands Trail Road in Brewster. The 4-person, 18-hole shotgun start scramble starts at noon. Cost for a foursome is $750, which includes brunch at 10 a.m., a raffle a…

Honor rolls in the Empire Press circulation area as submitted by the schools.   Brewster Junior/Senior High School The following students earned a 4.0 grade-point average: Seniors: Angie Vazquez, Victoria Rios Juniors: Maret Miller, Zulema Sotelo Sophomores: Elizabeth Stam, Jose Villanueva-F…

BREWSTER — The Boys & Girls Club of Brewster received a $5,500 donation from the National Association of Professional Mortgage Women of Wenatchee Valley during the association’s annual luncheon Jan. 10 at the Town Toyota Center. The Brewster club, operated by the Boys & Girls Clubs o…

NCW — North Central Regional Library is hosting award-winning graphic novelist and literary ambassador Gene Luen Yang for three days in North Central Washington in November. Yang will visit with students at high schools in Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, Quincy, Moses Lake, Brewster and Omak from…

BREWSTER — Brewster-based singer/songwriter Brittany Jean will appear in a series of concerts in November and December to raise funds for Okanogan County Long Term Fire Recovery Group efforts. Brittany Jean wrote “Wildfire” about the night her hometown was evacuated in advance of the largest…

WENATCHEE — The American Red Cross will hold various blood drives this month. Donor opportunities include: Oct. 17: 2 to 7 p.m., Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 1315 8th St. N.E., East Wenatchee Oct. 18: 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., Wenatchee Community Center, 504 S. Chelan Ave. Oct. 19: 12:30 to 6 p.…

BREWSTER — A comprehensive update to regulations designed to preserve and protect shorelines within the city of Brewster is open for comment through the Washington Department of Ecology. First adopted in 1991, the city has worked to completely update its shoreline master program to align wit…

BREWSTER — The Brewster Boys & Girls Club will host its first annual fundraising golf and dinner/auction event on Sept. 19 at Gamble Sands, 200 Sands Trail Road in Brewster. The 4-person, 18-hole shotgun start scramble starts at noon with check-in at 10 a.m. Cost for a foursome is $700, …

BREWSTER — The city of Brewster and its police department are hosting a National Night Out in an effort to strengthen neighborhoods and build trust and support. The annual event is from 5 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 2 at Columbia Cove Park, 604 W. Cliff Ave. It features free food provided by local bus…

NCW — The North Central Regional Library Puppeteers will make several performances around branch libraries during the upcoming spring break week. The puppeteers are Mark Wavra, an arts and theater teacher at Eastmont High School; and Brian Higgins, a teacher at Wenatchee High School. They wi…

WENATCHEE — Chelan-Douglas Land Trust, Boys & Girls Club of Brewster and Douglas County Fire District 5 are among 30 nonprofits in North Central Washington recently awarded Regional Impact Grants through the Community Foundation of NCW. The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust received $5,000 to su…

WENATCHEE — The North Central Washington Economic Development District has announced its annual ranking of regional projects of economic significance. The top three projects are the City of Pateros Water System Project, City of Brewster Water Reservoir and the Washington State Department of …

BREWSTER — The Brewster Friends of the Library will hold a book sale fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on July 4 at Brewster Park. Hardbacks, paperbacks, and videos will be sold. All proceeds go to finance events and prizes for the library’s summer reading program. For more information, call…

BREWSTER — A new Boys and Girls Club in Brewster opened in March, offering enrichment, help with homework, healthy snacks and fun activities. The club, operated by the Boys and Girls Club of Snohomish County, is located at Columbia Cove Recreation Center, 601 W. Cliff Ave. in Brewster. The g…

BREWSTER — Gamble Sands Golf Club was recently named to the list of “Golfweek’s Best: Modern Courses 2015.” With this distinction, Gamble Sands becomes the third modern course to make the cut in the state of Washington, joining Chambers Bay and Wine Valley. Gamble Sands came in 73rd of the 1…

WENATCHEE — Teachers from Waterville, Brewster, Palisades and Eastmont have been awarded classroom grants from the North Central Educational Service District Educational Foundation. They are among 54 teachers throughout North Central Washington awarded grants this year in the areas of litera…

BREWSTER — Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster has opened a primary care clinic in its east wing. The hospital’s clinic previously provided surgery and gynecology services, and has now expanded into a general family practice. Patients who come to the hospital with non-emergency needs may be re…

BREWSTER — After cutting services and staff six months ago, Three Rivers Hospital reported that it ended the first quarter of this year at a profit, and cut in half what it owes to the county for continuing debt. The news was reported May 15 by former hospital CEO Bud Hufnagel as he prepared to […]

EAST WENATCHEE — Are you a low income senior and enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables? Then you may quality for the Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Aging & Adult Care of Central Washington is sponsoring its annual public voucher distribution during June. Each eligible senior will h…

Douglas County residents weighed in on six Maintenance and Operations (M&O) levies on the Feb. 11 ballot. With most ballots already counted, levies for Lake Chelan School District, Orondo School District, Brewster School District, Coulee Hartline School District, Waterville School Distri…

During the public comment period of the Jan. 27 Three Rivers Hospital monthly board meeting, Dr. Keith Hanson informed the board and public of the doctors’ discontent with some of the decisions made by CEO Bud Hufnagel and the board.

  | By Adrienne Douke | Brewster American Legion Post 97 hosted the first of its bi-annual crab feeds Jan. 11. The spacious legion hall easily accommodated over 150 enthusiastic crab pickers and their families. “We’ve had over 200 people come to other feeds,” noted Monte Butler, a past comma…

The Brewster Chamber of Commerce kicked off its first annual lantern launch Dec. 20. The event started with Santa cruising down Main Street, then continued to the Brewster soccer fields for a roaring bonfire, hot chocolate and baked goods. Brewster Chamber Vice President Shan Miller said tha…

Brewster’s newly elected Chamber of Commerce officers gathered Nov. 26 at HealthBeat Fitness Center in Brewster for their monthly meeting to discuss plans for the upcoming gala Winter-Fest event and introduce themselves to the business community.

You may remember the Brewster Veterinary Clinic as a small building next to Schull’s Wrecking Yard many years ago. Mike Isenhart, DVM, began his practice there in 1986 and filled a much needed medical niche for pet care in Okanogan and Douglas counties. Isenhart later saw a need to expand hi…

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