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Pateros shows strength, resiliency

The night was Thursday, July 17. A firestorm was coming, but Pateros residents didn’t know it until it was too late. Before the night was over, about 30 homes in the city and adjacent subdivisions would burn to the ground. Later that night and in the coming days, another 41 homes would burn at Alta Lake and other communities that consider themselves to be part of Pateros.

Inept state response propels fire

Okanogan County Commissioners Jim DeTro, Ray Campbell and Sheilah Kennedy didn’t mince words when they laid the blame for the catastrophic fires squarely on state government.

Inslee’s effort smells fishy to me

I enjoy eating seafood as much as the next guy. But the assumptions Gov. Jay Inslee made last week about how much fish we eat is a bit ridiculous.

Be a part of the editorial process

In the past, our editorial board for endorsements has consisted mostly of Chronicle staff. This year, we’d like to try something a little different. I’d like to alter the composition to include more community members.

Dead Horse Cliff: Another chapter

Standing along Omak-Riverside Eastside Road and looking up, Dead Horse Canyon looks like a daunting hike and climb.

Allow ATVs on more roads

Okanogan County commissioners Ray Campbell, Sheila Kennedy and Jim DeTro heard from the public, tribal officials and so-called environmentalist groups Monday on plans to open more roads for ATV use.

Color plays a major role in our lives

During winter we get hungry for color; flowers are most welcome

Have you ever noticed what a role color plays in our lives?

Remember, honor Dad on Sunday

It seems that our American society has relegated fathers to second-class parental status.

Don’t let Ex-Im be political battle

We’re all familiar with car loans and home mortgages. They make it possible for consumers to make major purchases without paying cash up front.

Flag should be protected

June 14th commemorates “Flag Day,” a day when millions of Americans, schools, government buildings, businesses, and grave sites will display the symbol that captures the spirit of American ideals and freedoms – the American flag.

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June 11, 2014- Letters to the Editor

June 11, 2014- Letters to the Editor

June 11, 2014- Our View "Spraying funding remains in limbo"

Mosquito abatement will likely be presented to Okanogan Valley voters in a future taxing district ballot measure

If you’ve been swatting and cursing mosquitoes for the past couple weeks, you’re not alone. Now that the Okanogan River is dropping, the mass invasion of mosquitoes has begun.

Pilfered peach pie packs a punch

Story illustrates there’s more than meets the eye

There is a story that came out of the Civil War – a not-young woman had attached herself to an infantry unit.

Fingerprinting is not the answer

Several years ago, banks started implementing policies requiring a fingerprint to cash a check. I balked. Rather than cash a check at the bank it was written on, I started depositing all checks into my account at the bank I chose to do business with.

June 04, 2014- Our View "Forest Service hurting economy"

Managers need to change environmental review process

The news last week that Kinross Gold is pulling its draft environmental plan to be able to drill core samples on publicly owned land came as a shocker to Okanogan and Ferry counties.

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