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.
This week, to celebrate the first anniversary of my employment at the Gazette-Tribune, I temporarily allow the issue to highjack my sports column to talk about the politics of eating Big Bird, and how the thought set off a Twitter bomb with “Tonasket” written all over it … sorry, better make that #Tonasket, since we are talking Twitter.
It’s been awhile since I attended a Washington Newspaper Publisher’s Association Convention, about nine years I think. You could have knocked me over with a feather when they announced the Gazette-Tribune had taken first place for General Excellence this year.
Main Street in Oroville continues to be abuzz with new businesses opening or familiar ones changing hands. Perhaps the most exciting news is happening on the extreme north end of Main Street – Prince’s Foods will be changing hands next month (see related story). Many of us in Oroville owe a lot to the Prince [...]
The Tonasket City Council has been approached a couple of times asking it to consider allowing the use of ATVs, or All Terrain Vehicles, on the city’s streets. Although intriguing – who wouldn’t want to hop on their four-wheeler to run to town to get their mail, rent a movie or buy a loaf of bread, the council will have to balance that with public safety and variety of other considerations.
Starting this week the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune has launched a totally redesigned website with a new look and feel we think our online readers will really appreciate.
We sat down and talked with Okanogan County Assessor Scott Furman (see related story, page 1) last week about the current reassessment of the property within the Oroville School District and learned some surprising things. Although most of us know the Buckhorn Gold Mine was a big part of the reconstruction boom within the district [...]
I was first elected to Congress in 1964. That was the year Lyndon Johnson won a full term as president in a landslide. If ever a president had a popular mandate to pursue his goals, it was LBJ in the few years that followed that election. Yet one of my strongest memories of him [...]