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Reflecting on the North Cascades Highway

Longtime resident remembers first days of the route

There is something exciting about seeing something being built. Take, for example, the North Cascades Highway.

Search for CEO should restart

Three Rivers needs to heed red flags at Coulee Medical Center

The firestorm at Coulee Medical Center should’ve sent red-flag warnings to hospital officials in Brewster.

Enjoy spring break with your kids

With all the things going on in the world — wars, politics, business, etc. — spring break offers me a much-needed respite.

We need a fair tax code

Guest Column by Doc Hastings

As tax day nears on April 15, we’re reminded of the tremendous impact decisions made in Washington, D.C., have here on families, farmers, and businesses.

Create some healthy meals — and good memories

A few weeks ago, I wrote about nutrition and the incidence of corporations that make food of questionable nutritional quality sponsoring everything from reading programs to school sports scoreboards.

Spring brings recollection of flood years

During our period of joys and concerns in church on a recent Sunday, a young boy rejoiced: “The robins are back!”

‘Cascadia’ easily outlines local features

Book on local geology is a ‘delightful’ read

It was in 1972 that Bates McKee published his “Cascadia.” Not long after that, Bruce Wilson worked out of it in establishing the Okanogan County Historical Society Museum in Okanogan.

Cities should give up pot-law fight

My libertarian side says it’s OK if someone wants to smoke marijuana in the sanctity of their own home, without bothering others.

New technology erodes and rebuilds

More and more things done by machine today

We have considered erosion and its pervasive influence a long time. But there are short-time influences, too.

Hill puts drone use in crosshairs

You might know him as a former Twisp City Councilman. You might also know him as a former Okanogan County deputy prosecuting attorney.

‘September Song’ prompted responses

Column gave us a peek into world of music

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about “September Song.” There have been two responses. They are from Mary Koch, writing from Holden Village up Lake Chelan, and from Dee Camp, here at The Chronicle.

Don’t erode constitutional rights

The Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees citizens the right to keep and bear arms.

Looking into Omak’s historical buildings

Old buildings include former Chronicle office

I don’t know what triggered this, but is there someone who can identify the oldest building in Omak that is still in use?

Puns flying high over ‘Bud Bowl’

Every year, I look forward to watching the Super Bowl.

Snow drags ready

Bonaparte races get starting lights

This year’s Bonaparte Lake Snow Drags promises to be bigger and better Feb. 8.

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