CORRECTION: In the Jan. 14 story about Methow At Home, the website for the program should have been listed as methowathome.org. A community survey may be completed on the website. The News regrets the error.
By Ron Perrow The Jan. 12 Okanogan County Fire District 6 board of commissioners meeting confirmed my conclusion that commissioners Roy Reiber and Darold Brandenburg don’t care what we say. Reiber said they were ignoring the last levy failure, that they “did not consider the levy failure as an advisory vote.” Well folks, advisory or not, […]
By Rikki Schwab With all the current situations being covered in the news media involving law enforcement, it is understandable that people are overly cautious when dealing with the police. Many people have come to me lately asking, why do these things happen? I can’t speak for every law enforcement officer in the world, I […]
It’s about the vote Dear Editor: My son is a firefighter on the west side. I would always hope and pray that he had the latest, greatest equipment and facility. But this is more than that — this is about the voting system in America. The Okanogan County Fire District 6 board of directors presented a levy […]
By Don Nelson We are now less than six months away from what you might call the one-year anniversary of the Carlton Complex Fire, which started its rampage on or about July 14, 2014. So it’s a little unnerving to learn, as we did from reporter Ann McCreary’s story in last week’s issue, that the […]
By Dana Visalli The scientific community in recent years has uncovered an avalanche of insights into the functioning of the natural world that bring science and spirit uncomfortably close together. For example, physicists tell us that if the force of gravity had been a millionth of a percent stronger or weaker, the universe would long […]
Out of control Dear Editor: Horace Wetherall was the only forest ranger employed in the Yacolt Burn, the largest forest fire recorded in Washington state history (until the Carlton Complex Fire) in 1902. He had recently been reprimanded for employing a fire crew and was reluctant to be disciplined again so when he spotted the […]