The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle has been serving north central Washington state from Omak since 1910.
Our coverage area includes Okanogan County (5,315 square miles, 8 people per square mile) and Ferry County (2,204 square miles, 3 people per square mile).
The online edition, which began February 1998, includes at least one new story each day. We strive to post video as often as possible and a photo with each story if available.
By making our online edition like a daily information center, we get over 2,000 views a day on just the front page and average over 200,000 page views on all the site each month. (Advertising on our site remains inexpensive and effective).
A separate feature on the front is Photo of the Day, which changes every day. Readers are encouraged to send in photos, which we use all the time. We also cull photos of our region for out banner that changes at least once a week.
Our Hot Jobs feature on the front page updates each evening with the latest jobs being offered with an online listing.
Once a week we post a reader poll. Past polls are available in an archive.
Each week's print edition of the front news and sports pages can be seen at the bottom left of online pages. Front pages are posted online Tuesdays after the print edition returns from the press in Wenatchee.
Also from each week’s print edition, we post in shorten form all obituaries
online plus a community calendar
of upcoming events.
Our search allows viewers to locate any story we've posted online since going to a unique name process.
Our classified section
includes weekly ads (we update them online on Tuesday), daily ads (updated each day) and a place for placing a classified ad online.
The archives page
includes many nifty features, including a story archive that looks for print stories we've had in the newspaper (versus online stories). We stay about a month behind the current date posting print stories online to encourage print sales.
Our archive, with more than 10,000 stories written since 2005, continues to be expanded. The area makes for a great, free resource.
There are archives for the front pages (news
) and past Photos of the Day
A photos link leads to our photo ordering service
, MyCapture.com. The service uses chrome inks that reproduce well and last a long time. We've ordered 20x28 prints for the newsroom taken on cameras as small as 2.7 mega pixels that came out terrific.
MyCapture allows us to post all photos from a shoot, from sports to news, that are for sale at a nominal price. If you don't see an album of an event we've covered, ask and we will post it online soonest.
You can find online feature photo albums (from the archive area) we've posted over the years such as the 2006 Christmas writing contest winners as well as past sports photos and schedules/scores from previous seasons.
We post all sports stories from the print edition online on Tuesdays or early Wednesday.
We post high school sports scores in a special standings/scores section as soon as possible, generally a day after a sporting event (archive of past sports scores/standings
). We know that some high school leagues use us to learn their own standings, scores and what games are being scheduled.
During football season we often post scores and standings on the day of games, often around midnight or early the next day.
We also post a high school sports calendar prior to each season with regional games.
Special publications range from the latest InfoBook
- great to learn where to contact people - to Vacationland
, Western Rendezvous
, and the extensive Fishrapper
(67 county lakes plus streams along with all Colville Reservation waters).