After last year's dismal failure in my Pirate's Code project, I made some headway this year.
Darian Range, a senior wrestler at Oroville High School, was named the 2B boys’ WIAA/Wendy's Athlete of the Week winner for Week 15 – Dec. 8-14.
Jill Townsend of Okanogan, who plays on The Associated Press No. 17-ranked Gonzaga women’s basketball team, was named West Coast Conference player of the week Dec. 9.
Another urban vs. rural disconnect may be brewing in Washington, as the state Transportation Commission will decide this week on whether to recommend a road usage charge.
The tiny house movement is a way for people to live simply, more affordably and have the option of taking their home on the road.
Tonasket City Council members voted last week to disband the police department temporarily and contract for services with the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office.
“You’ve got to be kidding me,” my wife exclaimed from the living room. I sprang from the other end of the house, running to her aid. I assumed a cat vomited on the carpet, or the dog had an accident on the kitchen floor.
The holidays are always a wonderful time to spend time with family and friends. They offer us the opportunity to remember what’s really important in life: Family and friends.
Although Christmas is quickly approaching, there’s still time to help give someone a very special holiday season. From food baskets to toys for youngsters, your support is truly appreciated.
As we all start to comb through Black Friday shopping ads trying to figure out what gaming system or TV we’ll pick up for a steal or how many sets of 8 million thread count sheets we’ll fight complete strangers for, let’s not forget the stores on our main streets.
Over the past two months, our Tonasket school and community have been impacted by several student issues ranging from the death of an elementary student to drug use, depression and self-harm. Unfortunately, these are issues that impact our community and schools too often.
A ruling in Okanogan County over the Carlton Complex wildfire and the state’s related culpability highlights a dangerous double standard in Washington state: While private residents and commercial landowners can be held liable when fire starting on their property spreads onto other lands, the state Department of Natural Resources cannot be held liable.
State high school football playoffs will follow the footsteps of state basketball playoffs with a Football Seeding Process (FSP) starting this fall. Members of the Football Seeding Committee are meeting at the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) office in Renton at 9 a.m. today, Sunday, to figure out who shall be seeded where in state brackets.
There are a number of worthy candidates for office this election cycle.Having sat through debates and political forums, asked questions of candidates and read election materials, our editorial board has decided on the following endorsements.
- Convicted killer returned for resentencing
- Army seeks helicopter training areas
- Hepatitis A outbreak alert issued for Okanogan County
- Man charged with burglary, other crimes
- Two charged in Stampede office break-in
- Salmon Creek Road remains closed
- Kenneth George Duke
- Omak man dies in New Year’s Eve crash
- Outhouse races are Jan. 18 in Conconully
- Hydropower highlighted as essential to combating climate change