Our Views



Editorial: Schools shouldn’t excuse bullies

A couple of weeks ago, we included a clip in our newscast that shows Tonasket basketball coach Kevin Landdeck confronting middle school teacher Jim Caddy in class about something said about the coach’s son.

March 1, 2017 midnight read more..


Teach vandals a lesson on vessel

We hope the community will step up and help the Colville Tribal Police catch the vandal who did more than express hatred. In doing so, the community may help curtail racism while giving the tribal community a thumbs up for its effort to create jobs, preserve salmon and improve our communities.

July 29, 2015 midnight read more..
   

Hats off to tribe for dream realized

The new 12 Tribes Resort Casino, which opened last week, is a showpiece for the tribe and holds the potential to be a big money maker for the tribe and provide an economic boost to the Omak-Okanogan area.

June 24, 2015 midnight read more..


Be proud of who you are

Whether you’re white, black, American Indian, Hispanic, Asian or other race, you should be proud of who you are. You should build on your strengths and learn from your weaknesses.

June 17, 2015 8 a.m. read more..


It's past time for the Legislature to go home

The bottom line is this — taxpayers are tired of the budget deadlock in Olympia. Taxpayers don’t want new taxes. They don’t want new government programs. They just want lawmakers to wrap it up and go home.

June 10, 2015 8 a.m. read more..


System may save your life

Okanogan County’s new emergency notification system is up and running, and already proving useful in notifying people about weather-related emergencies.

June 3, 2015 8 a.m. read more..


Smart decision on Sage Shop

The Omak City Council made a smart decision — really the only logical move — in dropping its fight against Montana Dutton’s proposed Sage Shop marijuana store.

May 27, 2015 midnight read more..


Recall reasons behind holiday

Don’t take the upcoming weekend for granted. Many of your friends, family members and neighbors have sacrificed a lot for you to celebrate the “opening” of the summer season.

May 20, 2015 midnight read more..


Officials correctly play out process

Okanogan County commissioners are correctly following the established process on the request to vacate Three Devils Road, even in the delay in a decision isn't popular

May 13, 2015 midnight read more..
 

Water pipeline 'highly illogical'

If Californians want to fill their lakes, let them build their own dams and reservoirs. And while they’re at it, let them add the power generation systems necessary to support their state’s needs at their own expense.

April 29, 2015 midnight read more..