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Rocket retriever

Nathan Fulton retrieves a rocket after it was launched during Nespelem School's day of rocketry Friday. Science teacher Ralph Rise organized the day and had help from Washington... — Updated 10/26/2016

 By Scott Hunter    School

Not high school politics

As a Republican candidate for the state's second-highest office, conservative talk show host and Lake Roosevelt graduate Marty McClendon addresses a less-than-conservative crowd of... — Updated 10/26/2016

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Take a page from Gerald Ford's playbook

It’s D-Day for American voters. With Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump carrying unusually low approval ratings and having a deep antipathy for one another, no matter which one ultimately is elected, the nation will be bitterly... — Updated 10/26/2016


Senator endorses Wyss

I was Republican leader on the House Capital Budget Committee when Rep. Hawkins was appointed assistant leader. The capital budget is critically important, supporting school facilities, public lands, parks and other... — Updated 10/26/2016

 By Sharon Sumpter    Opinion

Commissioner meetings not transparent

County commissioner meetings are public - anyone can observe. Since they are open, the audience should be able to hear and understand the activities of the meeting, and maybe even ask questions. Most organizational meeting... — Updated 10/26/2016


Davidson endorsed for state treasurer

As the Grant County Treasurer for 30 years, I have worked with a few state treasurers as president and other roles. State treasurers and county treasurers need to have a close relationship and understand each others’ roles in... — Updated 10/26/2016


Supporting Wallace for judge

I believe I am the only person who knows both Nick Wallace and Judge David Estudillo on both a professional and personal level. Judge Estudillo and I both started our careers at Jeffers Danielson, a Wenatchee-based firm which had... — Updated 10/26/2016

 By Susan Swanson    Opinion

County more aware because of group's work

Thanks to those who have spent untold hours fostering transparency, accountability, and responsiveness in our county government by volunteering for Represent Okanogan County (ROC.) This group welcomed Okanogan residents and voters... — Updated 10/26/2016


Vote for Kennedy

I have friends from all walks of life and beliefs and believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinions and it isn’t my job to change them. Therefore, I normally do not have anything to do with politics outside of... — Updated 10/26/2016


Accomplishments she doesn't mention

Wow, that was some bake sale and auction for Sheilah Kennedy’s fund raiser! One buyer paid $250 for a $12 peach pie. The money she raked in helped pay for a full-page ad in my local paper. After reading the ad, I realized that... — Updated 10/26/2016

 By Isabelle Spohn    Opinion

County best served by clean sweep

I am one of eight citizen volunteers from Oroville, Okanogan, the Chilliwist, Twisp, and the upper Methow who have recorded notes of county commissioner proceedings during the past year. This effort was initiated because minutes... — Updated 10/26/2016


Don't be fooled, races multifaceted

The local and state races this year are bigger than the “he said, she said” and “I feel wronged because I didn’t get my way” hype going around Okanogan County. The races are about two commissioners and a citizen who... — Updated 10/26/2016

 By Fred Netzel    Opinion

Fund town sidewalks

Fellow citizens of Coulee Dam, thanks to all of you for your encouragement while I collected signatures for our letter to Mayor Wilder and our council members the week of Oct. 14 thru Oct. 19. Saturday morning was cold with a chanc... — Updated 10/26/2016


Coulee cops

Grand Coulee Police 10/17 - Police checked on a complaint of a barking dog at a house on E. Grand Coulee Avenue. The officer tried to contact the owner of the dog, but no one was home. The report stated that this has been a... — Updated 10/26/2016


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