Each year it seems our city councils get bitten by the same bug – mosquitoes, or make that complaints from the constituents about mosquitoes. The little biters just don’t seem to be a problem until they’re a problem and by that time there isn’t a lot that can be done other than bombing them with [...]
Open public meetings and open public records are very important to the newspaper business, as they should be to all our citizens. Towards that end the state Attorney General reminds our public boards, like the city council, school and hospital boards, that if they are going to change a meeting time or place or call [...]
While Congress continues to do little or nothing to improve our lives, locally at least, there’s a feeling of recovery. Maybe it’s the bustling main streets of our north county towns. People seem to be out and about shopping, eating, doing business. Old businesses are improving their shops and others are willing to take a chance and starting up new ones.
It looks like our power bills will continue to increase, that is unless we as individual ratepayers can find ways to cut back on consumption. After a while that just seems like a case of diminishing returns – without the power we aren’t as productive. What’s the alternative, living in a cave, alternative sources of [...]
Like its namesake, the Tumbleweed Film Festival has rolled back into town. And with two free and two paid events, there’s really no excuse not to venture out and give the promoters your support by attending one of the venues.
It’s always nice to get out of town for a while, but it’s also nice to get home. Most people probably didn’t even notice I was gone for most of last week – that is unless you were at the city council meeting and saw I was missing or wondered why Brent was taking photos during Heritage Days instead of me.
While Sandy Lorentzen was talking to the Oroville Chamber of Commerce about using Oroville’s cultural assets to attract more tourists, Richmond, B.C. writer Patrick Robinson was writing a love letter to Oroville, Washington in the Huffington Post, Part of that publication’s “anthology of reflections on American places.”
Jack Black is kind of like my Bigfoot. I hear he’s spotted everywhere – Tonasket of course, but even at the Molson Midsummer Festival a few years back. Everyone asked me did I seem him, but I guess I just missed him.
If social media means anything, then Oroville’s school superintendent’s ears are probably burning. He’s getting the brunt of the criticism on facebook since the district decided to cut down a dozen 100-plus-year-old maple trees on the east side of the elementary school.