Each year we are asked to share what we are grateful for as we sit down to Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. I know I am grateful for so very much — family that cares about me and I care about, good friends, a fulfilling job, a warm home, a roof over my head and enough to eat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.