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Humans interfere with nature’s balance

Consider pythons and poinsettias

One of the things about the balance of nature is that we have interfered with it so much that in places it isn’t there any more.

Region loves track

Kraske sets 400 hurdle records

Our region produces some great tracksters, especially this year, with school and university records toppling all over the place.

Why is earthly phenomena different?

The other day, a friend asked, in all earnestness, why it is that some parts of the nation have one kind of weather or earthly phenomena and other parts have different ones. Why, for instance, does one section of the country get earthquakes and another have to contend with tornados? Each can be shattering.

Technology changing everything

­­Twenty-five years ago, I stood in a newsroom in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., with a razor blade and a waxing machine putting a newspaper together in my first job.

May 14, 2014- Our View "County deserves kudos for position"

Usually, we think of our president or governor as the individuals charged with protecting our rights and freedoms.

Wildlife area to be feted

Sinlahekin to celebrate 75th

The 75th anniversary of the state’s first wildlife area will be celebrated June 7 at the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area.

Giant trees inspire

Nash-Mendez runs to record time

The giant old growth redwood forests of northern California were under siege. Rain pelted the giant trees, which let little precipitation hit the ground hundreds of feet below, where waves of runners competed in The Avenue of the Giants Marathon last Sunday.

Truth rises through geologic research

During the latter part of the 19th century, a considerable brouhaha was going on in Europe, and perhaps the U.S., as well.

Three Rivers can’t afford Graham

J. Scott Graham isn’t yet a resident of Brewster and already he’s one of the highest paid public employees there.

The allure of fishing

Anglers’ successes in Curlew Lake are intriguing

I haven’t been fishing in years, but I still enjoy hearing about fishing successes. Most of my fishing successes were of the small variety – the kind that will fit in a 10-inch skillet with not much tail hanging over the edge. In short, I never caught any lunkers.

Kokes still here

Fishing is good in Conconully

Kokanee were caught in the two bodies of water next to Conconully opening day. The Chronicle posted online statistics from the state, which included a note about no kokanee checked at the Conconullies.

Audience ecstatic over ‘Wiazard of Oz’

All the work to put on musical was well worth it

An ecstatic audience left the opening night performance of “The Wizard of Oz” on Friday at the Omak Performing Art Center.

Replay, good or bad

Does reviewing plays hurt sports?

Would the world be better with or without instant replay?

Social promotion caught up to us

For years, teacher competency has been a topic of contention in our state’s public schools. And for years, rather than focusing on the basics of education, our school curricula has slowly transitioned into a feel-good system where few failing students are held back.

Tiger sets record

Republic among fastest in 1B track

Shania Graham of Republic won the 1,600-meter run in a school record at a league meet April 22 in Colville.

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