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VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Good eats this Fourth!

Remembering many great times

POINT OF THEW: Oh, 30 percent of readers won’t agree

The headline above isn’t referring to election numbers. I’m talking about poll numbers.

NO LEFTOVERS: A really smoky weekend

After a couple attempts to try smoker-style cooking in my indirect propane grill and a barrel drum camp cooker, I bit the bullet and picked up a real deal smoker.

POINT OF THEW: Another test for the state Supremes

I seriously don’t understand how Washington can be a blue state. Even with the huge population of sheep in King and Pierce counties, you would think that moderates and conservatives would be able to get together to put a stop to the stupidity in Olympia and Seattle.

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VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Houtz returns home

Pioneer praises past coaches who helped him succeed

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CENTER STAGE: Wauconda Hall plans celebration

Long before the Internet and modern technology ruled our daily lives, gathering with friends and neighbors was the thing to do for weekend entertainment. A small taste of the way it was is planned this weekend in Wauconda.

EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: Opportunity accepted

When my friend Marsha was ready for advanced training, she chose bookkeeping and finished a year of the training.

EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: Baby on doorstep brings back memories

Probably the most exciting thing that ever hit our neighborhood was the incident of the newborn baby left on a neighbor’s doorstep.

POINT OF THEW: Politicians should be judged the same

We received an e-mail last week about a series of town hall events that Sen. Maria Cantwell would be hosting on health care, net neutrality and other issues important to Washington state.

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VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Kladnik named top baseball umpire

Also, fly club raises money to rehab Jasmine Creek in Omak

VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Fourth of July brings good eats

Remembering great Independence days

POINT OF THEW: Free pay system is 'communism lite'

Unconditional basic income is making its way into the news yet again being touted by “the most successful people in the world” (according to futurism.com, which seems to be pushing the idea).

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VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Omak boys win summer hoop league

Fishing biting in Conconully

CENTER STAGE: Idol star comes to casino

Sammy Kershaw to perform Chelan Fair

Can you believe today is the first day of summer? Wow! Where has the year gone! Last Friday I attended the annual Art in the Park in Omak.