RANDOM THOUGHTS: Watching, reading as wildfires burn

Wildfires have been tearing across California’s Wine Country for more than a week.

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VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Expand college football playoffs

Big game looms: WSU at Rain Bowl

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VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Eaton visits Tigers

Omak names September's top student/athletes

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Cam needs to run new route in life

CENTER STAGE: Holiday season is just around the corner

I can’t believe were only 43 days away from Thanksgiving. Where has this year gone? On the topic of Thanksgiving, it was announced last week that the first Black Friday advertisement was released by Harbor Freight, a tool and equipment retailer.

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VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Bridgeport coach stays on sideline

Bordner, Cox tie for golf championship at Okanogan Valley Golf Club

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VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Bill Joseph will be missed

Firefighter taught us how to live life

VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES:Football polls differ

A.P., Tacoma rank football teams differently

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VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Dear Santa, please bring a great Backyard Brawl

If that doesn't work for you, Santa, bring me a street-legal hot rod

CENTER STAGE: Plenty to do this weekend

Although the days are getting colder and darker earlier, there’s still plenty of activities to take in around Okanogan County.

VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Football can be unreal

Playing ESPN's free fantasy football can be addictive

EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: A life of their own

Partway up the Early Winters valley is a break in the mountain that forms, if you are going up-valley, the left side of the valley wall.

VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Liberty Bell cross country teams are ranked

Tonasket, Brewster boys are ranked in preseason poll

VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Smoke stops sports

Outdoor competitions are canceled or postponed