Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

OPINION

Critical thinking: Peter and the Wolf … and Okanogan County

By Marcy Stamper
Peter and the Wolf, the well-loved fable told through music and accompanying narration, is often children’s first exposure to classical music and to the instruments of the symphony orchestra. With its origins …

July 24, 2013

Local expertise Two local, smallish organizations with outsized reputations beyond the valley were in the news recently, in each case demonstrating why sometimes the world looks to the Methow Valley for leadership. Planetary scientist Thomas McCord, founder of the Bear Fight Institute north of Winthrop, was bestowed the highest honor that the National Aeronautics and...
July 31, 2013

July 31, 2013

BY DON NELSON Museum pieces A couple of weekends ago I dropped by the Shafer Museum in Winthrop because I hadn’t been there for a while, and because I love delving deeper into the valley’s fascinating history (it can only be absorbed and retained over time, I’ve learned). It was a scorching day and not...
June 26, 2013

June 26, 2013

BY SOLVEIG TORVIK “The administration claims authority to sift through details of our private lives because the Patriot Act says it can. I disagree. I authored the Patriot Act, and this is an abuse of that law.” –Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis.   It appears the 9/11 terrorists were far more successful in weakening fundamental American...
July 17, 2013

July 17, 2013

Look out! Here comes Obamacare! By PATRICK McGANN One. The Internal Revenue Service’s “targeting” scandal is exactly what the IRS says it is, overwhelmed bureaucrats making inappropriate shortcuts to more efficiently accomplish what they’re supposed to be doing – profiling, basically. Two. The National Security Agency (NSA) has been collecting, mining and intricately sifting massive...

June 5, 2013

Thanks to LBHS baseball team for extraordinary season By Don Calvert We live in an era when our world can spin way too fast and even out of control at times. So it is nothing short of priceless when a wonderful event occurs that makes the world stand still for those lucky enough to be...