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.
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.
Boy Scouts fix up Camp Bonaparte
This weekend will be a Free Fishing Weekend, thanks to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. Licenses will not be required for those two days to fish or gather shellfish in any waters open for fishing in the state.
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.
Kraske sets 400 hurdle records
Our region produces some great tracksters, especially this year, with school and university records toppling all over the place.
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.
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.
Usually, we think of our president or governor as the individuals charged with protecting our rights and freedoms.
Sinlahekin to celebrate 75th
The 75th anniversary of the state’s first wildlife area will be celebrated June 7 at the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area.
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.
During the latter part of the 19th century, a considerable brouhaha was going on in Europe, and perhaps the U.S., as well.
J. Scott Graham isn’t yet a resident of Brewster and already he’s one of the highest paid public employees there.
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.
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.
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.