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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.

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.

Work pays off big

State sends five to Olympics

Of the 14 cross-country skiers named to the men’s and women’s Olympic teams this week, 5 were raised in Washington state.

Don’t take readers completely by surprise

Look for plot hints in subtle foreshadowing

I can’t remember where I read this, high school or college, or the name of the writer nor the publication in which he wrote.

Catching the Seahawk bandwagon

As you can tell by the front page today, The Chronicle has joined the bandwagon following the Seattle Seahawks to the SuperBowl. I’m sure many of you have, too.

Farewell to Okanogan

I’ve never had to write one of these columns. At my last newspaper, I was released unceremoniously, the victim of a bad newspaper economy and — in my humble opinion — even worse decision-making.

In a bind? Try a clip

Last week, I stumbled upon a new-to-me use for binder clips as I was faced with trying to use loose tea to make a cup of hot tea at work.

Couple takes in ’Hawks victory

Berntsens keep wedding date

Bryan and Sara Berntsen of Omak celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary at the National Football Conference championship, won by the Seahawks over San Francisco in Seattle.

Teams attempt to find leagues

SCAC initially says no to three C’s

The region’s 1A schools continued a high-wire act last week, trying safely to land in a league.

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