Opinion

Another great Tumbleweed

If you missed last weekend’s Tumbleweed Film Festival you missed a good one. That’s not to say they all haven’t been good, but it’s great to see the tradition started by my two good friends Geoff Klein and Mo Fine has landed on its feet under the direction of Daniel Klayton.

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Area veterans facing loss of VA Clinic at North Valley Hospital

No matter what side of the political spectrum you stand on most of us agree we can’t do enough for our veterans — the people we entrust to guard our rights and fight our battles.

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Don’t become a statistic, ‘hang up and drive’

A ringing telephone was hard enough to ignore back in the days before mobile phones, smart or otherwises. Now that nearly everyone carries a cellular phone of some sort it can be doubly frustrating, especially when you’re driving. But what’s more important is it is distracting.

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Vote for TSD bond, vote for the future

I still remember the days when the hallways at Tonasket High School were lined with plastic garbage cans as water cascaded down through the ceiling when it rained or the snow melted. On a tour back then, similar to the “town hall” the district recently had to discuss information regarding a capital improvement bond, the counselor’s office was a closet. Back then Tonasket had outgrown its school buildings and they were coming apart.

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Pot producers and retailers in county generating millions in tax revenue

If the state legislators are trying to figure out how to fully fund education they might look at all the tax revenue being generated in the state since marijuana became legal.

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Kind of miss those ‘I voted’ stickers

What a difference by-mail only voting has made. When I first started voting, way back when Carter was running for re-election, you could still go down to your polling place and cast your ballot. Having just embarked on my college studies, however, like many Oroville students studying away from home our votes were cast absentee [...]

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Always time to count our blessings

So maybe your candidate didn’t win this election, but no matter what goes on around us, Thanksgiving gives us a chance to count our blessings.

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What will we reap?

We earned this. Whether you voted for President-Elect Trump or not, you are a resident of the country that did. Our country. And our next president.

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Letter unfairly painted County Commissioner candidate Branch

One of the first things to suffer in contested elections, are the facts. A letter writer recently implied criminal behavior, taking aim at a County Commissioner candidate regarding a federal grant.

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Gold Digger and Prince’s, things might be looking up

Oroville has been nervous ever since two of it’s largest private employers went through an economic crisis, threatening to shut their doors. I’m talking of course about Gold Digger Apples Inc. and Hughes’ Department Store.

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