Okanogan County commissioners Ray Campbell, Sheila Kennedy and Jim DeTro heard from the public, tribal officials and so-called environmentalist groups Monday on plans to open more roads for ATV use.
Great time to visit family on Father’s Day this Sunday
June is one marvelous month.
During winter we get hungry for color; flowers are most welcome
Have you ever noticed what a role color plays in our lives?
It seems that our American society has relegated fathers to second-class parental status.
Lahontan fishing is heating up
State Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Thacker will be part of the staff coaching at an Oroville Summer Basketball Camp on June 16-20.
Area athletes spend years of sweating through practices to reach state competitions. But there is a lot of unseen effort by athletes, coaches and parents to get them onto the awards podium.
Story illustrates there’s more than meets the eye
There is a story that came out of the Civil War – a not-young woman had attached herself to an infantry unit.
Several years ago, banks started implementing policies requiring a fingerprint to cash a check. I balked. Rather than cash a check at the bank it was written on, I started depositing all checks into my account at the bank I chose to do business with.
Managers need to change environmental review process
The news last week that Kinross Gold is pulling its draft environmental plan to be able to drill core samples on publicly owned land came as a shocker to Okanogan and Ferry counties.
Boy Scouts fix up Camp Bonaparte
This weekend will be a Free Fishing Weekend, thanks to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. Licenses will not be required for those two days to fish or gather shellfish in any waters open for fishing in the state.
Consider pythons and poinsettias
One of the things about the balance of nature is that we have interfered with it so much that in places it isn’t there any more.
Kraske sets 400 hurdle records
Our region produces some great tracksters, especially this year, with school and university records toppling all over the place.
The other day, a friend asked, in all earnestness, why it is that some parts of the nation have one kind of weather or earthly phenomena and other parts have different ones. Why, for instance, does one section of the country get earthquakes and another have to contend with tornados? Each can be shattering.
Twenty-five years ago, I stood in a newsroom in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., with a razor blade and a waxing machine putting a newspaper together in my first job.
Usually, we think of our president or governor as the individuals charged with protecting our rights and freedoms.