I’m sure we’ll hear a lot more comments on this page in the coming weeks, but the closing of the NVH Assisted Living facility in Tonasket is going to be hard on all of us.
With the start of each year we like to take a moment to look back at some of the news stories that made the front page of the Gazette-Tribune. While not every story is earth-shattering there were some that stick in our minds and some that we say oh ya, that happened back then
Well, we really don’t know that for sure, we can only assume if you’re reading this as I write it on Friday, Dec. 21, that the Mayans were wrong. It we didn’t have an early deadline for this week’s issue because of the Christmas holiday then we’d know for sure. For those that didn’t know [...]
Each year our Christmas wish is for peace throughout the world. Our hope is that that we could view Christmas and the holidays through a child’s eyes. As we read through the avalanche of Letters to Santa (see special section this issue) before forwarding them on to the North Pole, we can just about recapture [...]
It was the fall of 2002, and the devastation and fear wrought by 9/11 were still bubbling. Columbine was just three years in the past. I was sitting in a newspaper office in Standish, Michigan, trying to force our balky printer to spit out my sports pages so I could run them to our press [...]
We were surprised by the announcement that state Senator Bob Morton was retiring as of the first of the year.
It seems like Bob has always been our senator here in the seventh district, and he has been for the past 22 years…
A few years back members of the Oroville Chamber of Commerce attended a presentation in Tonasket about the importance of shopping local. The presentation was hosted by the Tonasket Chamber, and although well attended by the hometown crowd, it could have had better representation from those of us up north.
If there was one theme that ran through the potluck dinner held for Jim and Marilyn Prince it was how much they have done for the community.
This coming Veteran’s Day the community, the county, in fact the whole state, should be proud of the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Memorial built by volunteers in Tonasket. It’s a memorial to our veterans that rivals many of those in much larger municipalities.
While we should still strive for a smaller, more efficient government, events like the ongoing “superstorm” devastating our east coast and parts of the Midwest remind us that there’s still a place for “big”government. That’s especially true when individual states don’t have the logistical or economic means to battle natural disasters like this one where early estimates for recovery are upwards of $20 billion.