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.

Heroes rise amid wildfire

Amid the ashes and debris of the Carlton Complex wildfires, heroes rise.

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.

Manage forests before fire hits

Let’s hope the plans are approved for increased timber harvest and thinning, reduction of slash piles and more public access before a catastrophic fire hits in our neck of the woods.

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.

Keep cool

As temperatures soar, be sure children and pets aren’t left in sweltering, hot vehicles

Ecology's drone use cause for concern

Emails show agency was disingenuous on issue

Dead Horse Cliff: Another chapter

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

Have a fun, safe Fourth of July

The city of Omak and the Colville Confederated Tribes have a smart, and safe, answer: East Side Park in Omak. The park lies on the reservation, and is subject to reservation law.

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.

Business district needs you now

With downtown Omak seemingly under endless construction the last couple months, business operators are beginning to worry about their finances.

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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