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Expect change this fall

CTL shrinks; 2B league expands

Expect some juggling of leagues following the final listing of classifications at which schools will play next year.

Inquiring minds lend to potters’ talents

Mistakes often turn to discoveries in various arts

The story begins a few millennia ago, from something I read some decades ago.

Silent star irks the NFL

You have the right to remain silent. Unless you’re Seattle Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch.

Utility should dump Nine Canyon

In the five years I’ve lived in Okanogan County, my power bill has continued to climb. My rate increases, which amount to more than 45 percent since 2009, are due in part to the Okanogan County Public Utility District’s inability to rein in spending.

Kinda glad it's all over

I don’t stress out any more about trying to provide a “perfect” holiday for our family, but I still breathe a sigh of relief when the Thanksgiving-to-New Year’s craziness is over.

Proctor eats lightly

Egbert starts briefly for Vandals

Shane Proctor, a Lake Roosevelt graduate living in North Carolina, rode the bull C Note to a score of 86.75 to open the 21st season of Professional Bull Riders on Friday at Madison Square Garden.

Illness treated differently now

Be grateful for vaccines, medicine

People’s attitudes toward spreading diseases have changed in the last century. When I was I was a child, if someone in a family came down with something contagious, the health department would post a sign on the front of their house, warning others to keep out. As I recall, the one for scarlet fever was in bright red.

A look back at my personal favorites

Going through back issues of The Chronicle, it’s been fun to reminisce a little about some of the stories that made headlines and the memorable photos that have captured moments.

Pirate’s Code stays loose in ’14

Project to cook through several shelves of recipes falls a bit short

A year ago, I wrote about how I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but instead set loose goals.

A view from the sidelines -Impart love in 2014

Approach new year as if last

I find myself torn at the end of 2013 between writing about eating healthy during the holidays, pursuing your passion in the New Year or finding happiness at this time of year while creating memorable quotes.

Btfsplk rains on state

Bad luck cloud hovers over teams

A thick bad-luck cloud thundered across the state, raining down inexplicable sports losses last weekend.

Wishing everyone Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas. There, I said it. I didn’t wish you happy holidays or a joyful Kwanzaa. I wished you a Merry Christmas. After all, the holiday predominately celebrated in North America and Europe this time of year is just that, Christmas.

Bestsellers bring back memories

I came across a list of the most popular Christmas gifts for the past three decades and found it very interesting. In some regards, it was a walk down memory lane.

Color doesn’t matter — holiday is more than snow

The packages from Pennsylvania were most anticipated

Will we have a white Christmas in the Okanogan Valley? Well, that’s up to Mother Nature and, frankly, I don’t really care. As of Friday, when I wrote this, we had a little bit of snow and it was still falling, but the jury was still out for Christmas Day.

Tribe plants fish

Tribe tracking white sturgeon

Great winter fishing awaits on several Colville tribal lakes following stocking this past year.