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Two dead in Bridgeport house fire

Fire investigators located two bodies inside the rubble of a house fire yesterday at 760 Old Highland Orchard Road, according to Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris.

September 19, 2018 8:24 a.m. read more..

EDITORIAL: We have a new look

If you receive our Sunday newspaper (yes, The Chronicle produces a Sunday newspaper in conjunction with the Wenatchee World), you’ve likely noticed a subtle change with our newspaper.

September 19, 2018 midnight read more..

CENTER STAGE: Legends shine at casino

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of seeing two outstanding country music legends - Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis - in concert Saturday, Sept. 8, at Mill Bay Casino’s Deep Water Amphitheater in Manson.

September 17, 2018 4:44 p.m. read more..

Fair brings entertainment

A full line up of entertainment, for a variety of musical acts to magic and a hypnotist, is planned at this year’s Okanogan County Fair.

September 4, 2018 9:46 a.m. read more..

Wise plans book signings

A trio of book signings are planned for local author Theresa Wise following the release of her first book, “The Captive.”

August 27, 2018 1:47 p.m. read more..

Fair exhibit remembers pioneers

At this year’s Okanogan County Fair, Thursday, Sept. 6, one of its attractions will feature a practice that is eons older than the fair itself.

August 27, 2018 9:56 a.m. read more..

Gas prices fall across the state

Gasoline prices across the state have fallen 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.33, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,666 stations in Washington.

August 22, 2018 3:06 p.m. read more..

OPINION: Telephone scammers are getting clever

Last week I was at home and at the opposite end of the house from my wife.The telephone rang, and I quickly hollered across the house to her, asking who was calling. The caller ID showed “Twisp.”

August 21, 2018 7:35 a.m. read more..

Officials continue border talks

Local elected officials are still discussing concerns with U.S. Customs and Border Protection about the proposed reduction of hours at the Danville and Metaline ports of entry.

August 16, 2018 9:04 a.m. read more..

OPINION: Support Omak Stampede this weekend

Earlier this week I was driving through downtown Omak around 1:30 p.m. Usually at that time of day one can make it from south Omak up to Riverside Drive in just a couple of minutes. But Monday was an exception. As the car thermometer read 98 degrees and the sweat beaded from my forehead, I realized the cause of the delay. It is Stampede week.

August 9, 2018 9:21 a.m. read more..

Eastern Washington under heat, red flag warnings

The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued an excessive heath watch and red flag warning calling for low relative humidity at above normal temperate. “Triple digit heat is expected Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

August 8, 2018 midnight read more..

CENTER STAGE: ZZ Top rocks Town Toyota Center

“That Little Ol’ Band from Texas,” known as ZZ Top, is bad and nationwide. But Sunday, the band was far from bad at the Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee. The group — comprised of Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard – brought its unique blend of Texas blues and rock music before a full stadium that kept fans on their feet throughout the 65-minute concert.

July 31, 2018 1:03 p.m. read more..

Clothing store changes hands

Sweet Lemon, a local clothing store in the Omache Shopping Center, is under new ownership. Earlier this month Skyler and Cortney Goodrich purchased the boutique from Becky Barnes.

July 31, 2018 12:58 p.m. read more..

Danville port hours modified

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has decided to amend its previously released reduction of hours at the local port of entry.

July 31, 2018 12:48 p.m. read more..

EDITORIAL: Let’s spruce up Okanogan County

In a little more than a week from now Okanogan County will be bustling with business, tourists and increased traffic as people from around the Northwest will flock to Omak for the Stampede and World-Famous Suicide Race, Aug. 9-12.

July 31, 2018 12:31 p.m. read more..

WDFW reopens wildlife area roads, campgrounds

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has reopened several roads and campgrounds at three wildlife areas and numerous water access sites in Okanogan County that were closed in mid-May because of flooding.

July 19, 2018 2:11 p.m. read more..

Annual sock hop set Saturday in Wauconda

The Wauconda Community Hall Association is gearing up for its signature event, the 13th annual “Fabulous 50’s Sock Hop and Car Show,” Saturday, July 21, at 129 Toroda Creek Road.

July 19, 2018 11:43 a.m. read more..

Sheriff candidates square off in debate

A half-dozen candidates seeking the Okanogan County Sheriff position, gathered Monday, July 16, in the Omak Performing Arts Center for a debate hosted by the Okanogan County Farm Bureau.

July 18, 2018 7:37 a.m. read more..