CENTER STAGE: Remembering those lost in 2017

Here’s to 2017. In a matter of hours fireworks will burst, confetti will fly, and glasses of champagne will chime. But among the libations and celebration cheer, for some the New Year will bring a different feeling.

December 30, 2017 midnight read more..

CENTER STAGE: Hard to find holiday spirit with no snow

It seems there are two types of people you will encounter around Christmas time: Those who begin shopping throughout the year for Christmas gifts, and those who scramble to buy gifts to put under the tree a week or so before the big day.

December 20, 2017 8:57 a.m. read more..

Tribes host 'United by Water' screening

The Colville Confederated Tribes and the Upper Columbian United Tribes will co-host the screening of a new film, “United by Water,” at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 10 in the Lucy F. Covington Government Center.

December 19, 2017 2:11 p.m. read more..

Local fans wait for 'The Last Jedi'

Not even cold weather could keep local “Star Wars” fans from lining up at the Omak Theater Thursday morning in anticipation of an advanced screening of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” The film will be shown at 7 p.m. tonight at 108 N. Main St.

December 14, 2017 5:01 p.m. read more..

CENTER STAGE: OVOC brings great performance

Saturday brought a stellar show to the Omak Performing Arts Center as the Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus hosted its annual holiday concert. Never before have I been more impressed with this fine group of musicians as I was with their latest performance.

December 12, 2017 8:44 a.m. read more..

CENTER STAGE: Holiday events on tap Saturday

Christmas is right around the corner. Earlier this week, while driving to the office, I noticed only a few houses along my way with beautiful colored lights on them. Which begs the question, why are so few people decorating this year?

December 5, 2017 11:21 a.m. read more..