Stories for September 2018


Friday, September 28


Thursday, September 27

Wednesday, September 26

City approves slaughterhouse in commercial district

Council members adopted an ordinance amending the Tonasket Municipal Code to permit slaughterhouses in the commercial (C-2) district following a lengthy public hearing at the Tuesday, Sept. 25, regular city council meeting.

September 26, 2018 4:04 p.m. read more..

Council approves additional artwork

The city council approved a request to bring more artwork to the Prince Heritage Park fence. Oroville High School shop teacher Walt Arnold sought the council’s permission to add additional student work to the fence and presented examples of designs for their review during a regular meeting Sept. 18.

September 26, 2018 9:55 a.m. read more..

News sources available through state library

OLYMPIA — Students, teachers and patrons of public libraries can now read and research an unprecedented amount of information from more than 11,000 news sources thanks to a new partnership between the Washington State Library and NewsBank Inc.

September 26, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

EDITORIAL: Both candidates are at fault

In recent weeks we’ve received a few comments questioning why The Chronicle hasn’t published anything about a spat between Okanogan County commissioner candidates Salley Bull (Independent) and incumbent Jim DeTro (Republican) at this year’s Okanogan County Fair.

September 26, 2018 midnight read more..

Tuesday, September 25


Coast-wide fishing agreement recommended

OLYMPIA – Representatives of the United States and Canada have agreed to recommend their governments approve new coast-wide fishing agreements under the Pacific Salmon Treaty.

September 25, 2018 10:33 a.m. read more..

Rail trail project ranked No. 1

REPUBLIC – A project proposed for the Ferry County Rail Trail ranks No. 1 with the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program grant program.

September 25, 2018 10:30 a.m. read more..

Man arrested after hitting garage

OMAK – A 26-year-old man was arrested early Saturday morning, Sept. 22, after allegedly leading an Omak Police officer on a chase and then running into a garage.

September 25, 2018 10:21 a.m. read more..

Okanogan gets wastewater award

OKANOGAN – An award was presented to the city by the state Department of Ecology for excellence in complying with wastewater treatment requirements.

September 25, 2018 10:17 a.m. read more..

Coffee house features fresh roasts

Deb Barrett soaks up the sights and scents of her heart’s delight, savoring the aroma of her freshly roasted coffee as she serves it to friends old and new in her recently-opened coffeehouse, Steam Bee Goods Co. “I love making folks happy a cup at a time,” said Barrett. “I’m having a ball.”

September 25, 2018 5:40 a.m. read more..

Officer draws gun on suspect

A man was taken to the ground and handcuffed in the parking lot at Roosters Espresso and Ice Cream Saturday, Sept. 22, when he appeared to be about to pull a gun on Tonasket Police officer John Cruz.

September 25, 2018 5:25 a.m. read more..

Career fair planned Oct. 17 in Okanogan

The 2018 Okanogan County Career Connections EXPO at the Okanogan County Fairground Agriplex is shaping up to be a big event, with more than 75 vendors confirmed and some new representatives scheduled to appear.

September 25, 2018 midnight read more..

Monday, September 24


Man charged in credit card case

OKANOGAN – A man was charged Sept. 18 in Okanogan County Superior Court with seven counts of second-degree identity theft and one count each of second-degree theft of an access device, forgery, first-degree trafficking stolen property and second-degree theft.

September 24, 2018 3:59 p.m. read more..

Prescribed burns start later this month

OKANOGAN – Controlled, or prescribed, burns will start later this month on state Department of Fish and Wildlife and U.S. Forest Service lands in Okanogan and Ferry counties.

September 24, 2018 3:53 p.m. read more..

Thursday, September 20

Wednesday, September 19

Two dead in Bridgeport house fire

Fire investigators located two bodies inside the rubble of a house fire yesterday at 760 Old Highland Orchard Road, according to Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris.

September 19, 2018 8:24 a.m. read more..

EDITORIAL: We have a new look

If you receive our Sunday newspaper (yes, The Chronicle produces a Sunday newspaper in conjunction with the Wenatchee World), you’ve likely noticed a subtle change with our newspaper.

September 19, 2018 midnight read more..

Tuesday, September 18


Monday, September 17

CENTER STAGE: Legends shine at casino

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of seeing two outstanding country music legends - Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis - in concert Saturday, Sept. 8, at Mill Bay Casino’s Deep Water Amphitheater in Manson.

September 17, 2018 4:44 p.m. read more..

Problem wolves to be removed

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) staff have been authorized to lethally remove wolves who have been preying on cattle grazing on federal lands in the Kettle River Range of Ferry County. The authorization, announced Sept. 12, comes from WDFW Director Kelly Susewind, following repeated attacks on cattle.

September 17, 2018 4:41 p.m. read more..

Tonasket hosts Night Out

A Night Out with Tonasket Police event held Friday in Founders’ Park was well-attended by community members, kids and emergency personnel.

September 17, 2018 4:34 p.m. read more..

Tribe wins another round against mining company

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - The Colville Confederated Tribes won another round in its ongoing court battle against international mining company Teck Metals over releases of hazardous substances into the Columbia River.

September 17, 2018 4:19 p.m. read more..

Exhibit spotlights 1968 in Washington

OLYMPIA — An exhibition of this year’s Legacy Washington project “1968: The Year that Rocked Washington” opened last week in the Legislative Building, where it will be on display through the coming year.

September 17, 2018 4:07 p.m. read more..

Rain, cooler temperatures aid in fire fight

TWISP – Rain last weekend and forecasts for cooler temperatures and higher humidity recovery are helping firefighters get a handle on three wildfires in the western part of Okanogan County.

September 17, 2018 2:08 p.m. read more..

Friday, September 14


Thursday, September 13


Wednesday, September 12


Tuesday, September 11


Mount Vernon teacher honored

OLYMPIA — A Mount Vernon family and consumer sciences teacher was named 2019 Washington teacher of the year on Monday, Sept. 10.

September 11, 2018 11:29 a.m. read more..

Friday, September 7

Thursday, September 6

Wednesday, September 5


Tuesday, September 4


Keane seeks queen crown

Katie Keane will be crowned 2019 Okanogan County Fair Queen Sunday, Sept. 9 at the fairgrounds. She will take over the title from 2018 Queen Shelby White from Twisp.

September 4, 2018 9:49 a.m. read more..

White reigns as this year’s queen

After nearly a year of proudly wearing a sash and crown atop her cowboy hat, Shelby White said she’s had a fun reign and is saddened that it’s nearing an end.

September 4, 2018 9:47 a.m. read more..

Fair brings entertainment

A full line up of entertainment, for a variety of musical acts to magic and a hypnotist, is planned at this year’s Okanogan County Fair.

September 4, 2018 9:46 a.m. read more..

OPINION: Welcome to the county fair

I would like to invite you to “Stirrup Some Fun” at the Okanogan County Fair, Sept. 6-10. The Okanogan County Fair Advisory Committee (FAC) has put together a variety of events for you to enjoy.

September 4, 2018 9:42 a.m. read more..

Historians offer exhibits, presentations at fair

Memories will be made when the Okanogan County Fair opens on Thursday, Sept. 6, and continues through Sunday, Sept. 9. The usual showing of farm animals - cared through the long spring and summer months by countless numbers of county youth - will vie for that special recognition and ribbon.

September 4, 2018 9:35 a.m. read more..