Stories for July 2015


Friday, July 31


Thursday, July 30

Fire-related weather warnings issued

A Fire Weather Watch will be in effect from 2-11 p.m. for the Wenatchee Valley, Waterville Plateau and Grand Coulee area. And a Hazardous Weather Outlook has been issued for Ferry County and the Okanogan Highlands through next Wednesday.

July 30, 2015 4:48 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, July 29


Canadian ports eating our lunch

The volume of cargo handled at British Columbia’s ports has jumped 46 percent since 2006, while our West Coast traffic grew only 3.8 percent, according to the American Association of Port Authorities. That should be a wake-up call for us and prod our elected officials to act before it is too late and there is no lunch to eat.

July 29, 2015 midnight read more..

Teach vandals a lesson on vessel

We hope the community will step up and help the Colville Tribal Police catch the vandal who did more than express hatred. In doing so, the community may help curtail racism while giving the tribal community a thumbs up for its effort to create jobs, preserve salmon and improve our communities.

July 29, 2015 midnight read more..

Tuesday, July 28


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Friday, July 24


Thursday, July 23


Wednesday, July 22


State grants funding a shell game

Given Olympia’s three-session budgeting fiasco this year, lawmakers should reconsider handing the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board millions of dollars to give away. Most of that money would be better left in the pockets of taxpayers, rather than unwittingly gambling on another shell game with little or no real public benefit.

July 22, 2015 midnight read more..

Tuesday, July 21


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Friday, July 17

Thursday, July 16


Fire blows up in Moses Coulee

Firefighters are on the scene of a 2,500-acre blaze burning between Road A Northeast and the edge of Moses Coulee in Douglas County.

July 16, 2015 3:22 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, July 15


Ground crews set out for crash site

While ground teams have begun their search for the wreckage of a plane in a remote area of Skagit County, transportation officials begin search for a second missing aircraft in Whatcom County.

July 15, 2015 4:02 p.m. read more..

We need to manage forests better

The Senate should approve the Resilient Federal Forests Act, requiring the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to dramatically improve the health and resiliency of federal forests and rangelands.

July 15, 2015 midnight read more..

Phoenix symbolism fits Pateros

Take time Saturday to head to Pateros to help the community celebrate its rebirth. Take time to learn what it means to be “Pateros Strong.”

July 15, 2015 midnight read more..

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Wednesday, July 1


Hot temperatures return

Triple-digit temperatures are expected to roll through portions of Okanogan County later this week, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a new heat advisory.

July 1, 2015 9:24 a.m. read more..

Harnack wins international award

Publisher Roger Harnack was presented the Golden Quill by Chad Stebbins and Gary Sosniecki on behalf of the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors during the organization’s annual conference.

July 1, 2015 8 a.m. read more..

Time to revisit Black Rock project

Black Rock could become more than just an irrigation reservoir; it would ease the demand to divert water from the Yakima River for irrigation, leaving more water in the river, which would raise stream flows, which in turn would improve salmon and steelhead habitat.

July 1, 2015 midnight read more..