Stories for October 2014


Thursday, October 30


Wednesday, October 29


Ratepayers deserve a break

In the short six year’s I’ve been living here in Okanogan County, I’ve seen power rates increase, and then increase again. Now, it looks as though the Okanogan County Utility District wants me to dip into my wallet further.

October 29, 2014 midnight read more..

Tuesday, October 28


Monday, October 27


Sunday, October 26

Haunting in the Highlands

A small cafe, store and post office enriched with history and generations of heritage is also home to paranormal activity.

October 26, 2014 11:15 a.m. read more..

Saturday, October 25

Friday, October 24


Thursday, October 23


Wednesday, October 22


Chronicle endorses political hopefuls

Each year, The Chronicle convenes an editorial board to endorse or oppose candidates during the election season. Here are some of the endorsements offered by this year’s board:

October 22, 2014 midnight read more..

Tuesday, October 21


Monday, October 20

Sunday, October 19

Friday, October 17


Judge upholds marijuana ban

Second judge rules in favor of a city banning the sale of retail marijuana within its jurisdiction despite I-502 approval

October 17, 2014 1:40 p.m. read more..

Thursday, October 16


Teenage murder suspects returned

Parker M. Bachtold and Shalin E. Alltus were extradited from Oregon to Okanogan County last night to face murder charges as adults in Superior Court. They are accused of shooting Alltus' uncle, Patrick Alltus, to death.

October 16, 2014 12:44 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, October 15


Agency spin not helping economy

Last week, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife hosted a local meeting on its “tourism” effort. Interestingly, the effort looked more like an effort to sell a political agenda than it did a concerted tourism plan.

October 15, 2014 midnight read more..

Tuesday, October 14


Saturday, October 11

Friday, October 10


Thursday, October 9

Wednesday, October 8


Tuesday, October 7


Chinook salmon season opens

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife opened fishing Oct. 4 for Chinook Salmon on the Columbia River from Priest Rapids Dam to Chief Joseph Dam.

October 7, 2014 1:31 p.m. read more..

Monday, October 6


Lovato arrested in Montana

Former Lake Chelan Mirror and Quad City Herald Editor Vince Lovato was arrested last week while on the job in Montana at the scene of a head-on crash

October 6, 2014 1:07 p.m. read more..

Friday, October 3

Police seize explosives at homes near Winthrop

Police seized explosives when they executed two search warrants Thursday west of town. The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office and agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives searched a home in the Sun Mountain development and another home on Twin Lakes Road a mile west of Winthrop.

October 3, 2014 12:31 p.m. read more..

Thursday, October 2


Wednesday, October 1


Inslee steps up and gets fire aid

Gov. Jay Inslee, though not always the most popular politician in Okanogan County, gets kudos for his persistence in pursuing help for residents affected by the Carlton Complex fires.

October 1, 2014 midnight read more..

State moving to close Columbia

During the last two months, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife has been flying a fishing proposal for the Columbia River under the radar. That proposal would reverse the way fisheries are managed on the Columbia River, its tributaries and their beaver ponds.

October 1, 2014 midnight read more..