Cowboys and cowgirls may have taken home a money, buckles and bragging rights, but the true heroes of the 2018 Omak Stampede were our law enforcement officers.August 16, 2018 9:06 a.m. read more..
Earlier this week I was driving through downtown Omak around 1:30 p.m. Usually at that time of day one can make it from south Omak up to Riverside Drive in just a couple of minutes. But Monday was an exception. As the car thermometer read 98 degrees and the sweat beaded from my forehead, I realized the cause of the delay. It is Stampede week.August 9, 2018 9:21 a.m. read more..
We are all guilty of moments of driving while distracted, whether it's using a cellphone while behind the wheel or eating or smoking, changing a CD or radio station or glancing over at a map.August 9, 2018 9:20 a.m. read more..
“That Little Ol’ Band from Texas,” known as ZZ Top, is bad and nationwide. But Sunday, the band was far from bad at the Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee. The group — comprised of Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard – brought its unique blend of Texas blues and rock music before a full stadium that kept fans on their feet throughout the 65-minute concert.July 31, 2018 1:03 p.m. read more..
In a little more than a week from now Okanogan County will be bustling with business, tourists and increased traffic as people from around the Northwest will flock to Omak for the Stampede and World-Famous Suicide Race, Aug. 9-12.July 31, 2018 12:31 p.m. read more..
As you sit down to read this paper — be it with your morning cup of coffee or in a crowded waiting room — your election ballot is likely in a U.S. Postal Service vehicle en route to your home or post office box.July 18, 2018 7:16 a.m. read more..