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Best 2016

of Okanogan and Ferry counties

A supplement to The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle • Nov. 23, 2016


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Best of 2016, The Chronicle, Omak, Wash.

Best of ... Business • North

Friendly customer service from Gene’s Harvest Foods employees, like checkers (from left) Brenda Costello and Robin Carter, was just one of the reasons readers chose this popular downtown Omak grocer. CHRIS THEW/THE CHRONICLE

Best of ... Business North

Gene’s Harvest Foods Omak Downtown Omak’s only full-line grocery

store features local produce when in season, an award-winning meat department and a great snack deli. Gene’s Harvest Foods is a small familyowned business that has been serving the Omak and surrounding areas since 1963. In addition to grocery items, the store also features Wester Union money order and money transfers, state Lottery games, an ATM and a courteous, friendly staff. This year, Gene’s also won in the Best

Grocery category for North Okanogan Country.

South

Coulee Hardware

Grand Coulee

Coulee Hardware has served the Grand Coulee area for over 25 years and they have a loyal following that placed them at the top

2016

Best of ... ©2016 Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle Owned and operated by Eagle Newspapers Inc. Publisher and advertising manager: Teresa Myers Managing editor and section editor: Chris Thew 618 Okoma Drive P.O. Box 553 Omak, WA 98841 509-826-1110 • 800-572-3446 • fax 509-826-5819 www.omakchronicle.com

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of local businesses in South Okanogan Country in our top category. “Coulee Hardware has been proud to provide outstanding quality and service for professionals and do-it-yourselfers alike,” the company’s website reads. “Our locally owned and operated family business wants to be your hometown hardware store of choice, with the customer attention and product selection you deserve.”




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Best of ... Customer Service North

Omak Pharmacy South

Ace Hardware

Brewster

Best of ... Customer Service • North

It’s no surprise that Omak Pharmacy was again in the running for best customer service. The business, owned by Dinesh Gajjala (left), provides friendly and personalized service in a comfortable atmosphere. CHRIS THEW/THE CHRONICLE


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Best of 2016, The Chronicle, Omak, Wash.

Best of ... Entertainment Venue • North

How can you beat the location of the Omak Stampede and World Famous Suicide Race? Readers asked the same question, naming the facility tops in the entertainment venue category. DEE CAMP/THE CHRONICLE

Entertainment Venue

Summer Recreational

North

North

Omak Stampede Grounds

Liar’s Cove

Omak

Loup Loup Ski Bowl

Ridge Riders Rodeo Grounds Grand Coulee

Okanogan

Park/Playground

Conconully

South

South

South

Omak Lake

North

Winter Recreational

South

North

Conconully State Park Electric City

Grand Coulee

Conconully

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Best of ... Community Festival/Holiday • North

Outhouse racing in Conconully draws the crowds each year and this year it brought in plenty of reader votes in the Best Community Festival/Holiday category. AL CAMP/THE CHRONICLE

Community Festival/Holiday North

Outhouse Races

Conconully

South

Okanogan County Fair

Okanogan

Golf Course North

Oroville South

Accommodations

Banks Lake

North

Museum

“Best of” in North Okanogan Country

Best Western Peppertree Omak

North

Borderlands

VOTED

South

Oroville

Trails West

Grand Coulee

South

Okanogan County Historical Society Okanogan

“We Appreciate your support and look forward to many more years of serving our communities.”

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Best of 2016, The Chronicle, Omak, Wash.

Bestof...MarijuanaStore•North

The Sage Shop, owned by Montana Dutton (left), scored highest on the list for readers in the Marijuana store category. CHRIS THEW/THE CHRONICLE

Automotive

FitnessFacility

North

Damskov Auto Sales South

D&D Auto Body

Grand Coulee

Financial

Omak

South

Back Roads Cross Fit

Okanogan

North Omak

South

CDFCU

Fitness Zone

MarijuanaStore

North

CDFCU

PC Telecom

North Omak

Grand Coulee

Sage Shop

Omak

South

“B” Street Bud

Grand Coulee


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Joey’s Bark and Bath owner Joey Wilson grooms a small dog at her Omak shop. Readers chose her business as the best of pet grooming.

Best of ... Pet Grooming • North

CHRIS THEW/THE CHRONICLE

Real Estate

Pet Grooming

North

Remax

North

Joey’s Bark and Bath

Omak

South

Foisy-Kennedy

Grand Coulee

Photography North

Leeshy Lou Photography South

Tim Patrick Photography Okanogan

Omak

South

Heather’s Dog Grooming Okanogan

Beauty/Barber Shop North

Detailed Barber

Omak

South

Main Street Salon

Grand Coulee

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Best of 2016, The Chronicle, Omak, Wash.

Kathy Baker, owner of A Cut Above, works on an arrangement in her Omak store.

Best of ... Floral • North

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Floral

Remodeling

North

North

A Cut Above

Don Kruse Electric

Omak

South

Omak

South

Derina’s Flower Basket Pete Peterson Plumbing Okanogan

Okanogan

Law Practice

School District

North

North

Callaway & Detro

Omak

South

South

Smith & Derting

Omak School District

Okanogan

Okanogan School District

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Caso’s Okanogan Family Foods owner Tony Caso in the store voted best in the south by Chronicle readers.

Best of ... Grocery • South

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Civic Orgs

Politician

North

North

Tonasket Eagles

Rep. Joel Kretz

Grocery

South

American Legion

R, Wauconda

Brewster

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Government Agency

Gene’s Harvest Foods

South

Caso’s Okanogan Family Foods Okanogan

Omak

South

Electric City

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Best of 2016, The Chronicle, Omak, Wash.

Bestof...Clothing•South

Perennial favorite Rawson’s in Okanogan was the top choice for voters in the Best of Clothing South category. Pictured are (from left to right) Geselle Padron, Dusty Hughes, Deanna Houston, Emily Stevens, Budd Featherly, Bonnie Rawson, Terry Bruemmer and Richard Rawson. CHRIS THEW/THE CHRONICLE

Convenience North

Junction South

H&H Grocery

Electric City

Clothing North

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Best of ... Gift • North / Antiques • North

Grandma’s Attic owner Kris Little (left) and employee Kellie Barnes brought home several awards from Best Of reader responses. The store claimed best gifts, antiques and espresso. Little says people love their drinks, but they also appreciate a special message handwritten on every cup (below). CHRIS THEW/THE CHRONICLE

Gift North

Grandma’s Attic

Omak

South

Sweet T’s

Brewster

Antiques North

Grandma’s Attic South

Farm Shed

Omak

Gun/Pawn North

Okanogan

Dave’s Gun & Pawn

Riverside

Farm

Hardware/Lumber

North

North

Omak Feed

Omak

Omak

South

South

WA Tractor

Home Depot

Okanogan

Valley Lumber

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Smith &Derting, PLLC

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Photogrraphy in South Okanogan Country.

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“Thank You for having us make memories that last a lifetime.”


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Best of 2016, The Chronicle, Omak, Wash.

Best of ... Dentist • South

Dr. Brooke Chase (right) is the name behind Okanogan’s Chase Dentistry, but being chosen as top dentist also comes down to the rest of the staff, including (from left) office manager Yvonne Lind, dental assistants Valerie Pritchard and Elisa Wilson. Not pictured: Kim Bird, Insurance; dental hygentists Maggie Wilson and Norma Shull, and lab technician Mari Landeros. CHRIS THEW/THE CHRONICLE

Electronics

Medical Facility

North

North

PC Telecom

Confluence Omak

Omak

South

Communitynet.org

South Okanogan

Coulee Dam Medical Center

Car Dealers

Dentist

North

North

Sunrise

Dr. Greg Grillo

Omak

South

Best Deals

Omak

South Brewster

Thank you to our loyal customers for voting us “Best Of” 2016 in Remodeling/Construction in South Country Okanogan.

Chase Dentistry

Okanogan

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Best of ... Veterinarians â&#x20AC;˘ North

Best of 2016, The Chronicle, Omak, Wash.

Veterinarian Denise Krytenberg prepares for a surgery at Alpine Veterinarian Clinic in Omak. CHRIS THEW/THE CHRONICLE

Optometrist

Veterinarians

Pharmacy

North

North

North

Alpine Veterinarian Clinic

Omak Pharmacy

Omak

South

South

Okanogan Valley Pharmacy Okanogan

Ugo Bartell

Omak

South

Gillespie Eye Care

Brewster

Okanogan Valley Veterinarian Okanogan

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Best of 2016, The Chronicle, Omak, Wash.

Bartender Misty Waugh serves up a signature burger at The Club in Okanogan. CHRIS

Best of ... Burgers • South

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Burgers Restaurant

North

Valley Lanes

Omak

North

South

The Club

The Corner Bistro Okanogan

Omak

South

Winery

Flo’s

Grand Coulee

North

Rockwall Cellars

Omak

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Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union sends a big THANK YOU to everyone who voted us Best Financial Institution 2016. We appreciate your support and want you to know that we consider it a great privilege to serve our community! Coulee Dam Branch South Okanogan Country

Omak Branch North Okanogan Country


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Hometown Pizza waitress Ashley Berntsen shows off one of the restaurant’s crowd favorite pizzas.

Bestof...Pizza•North

CHRIS THEW/THE CHRONICLE

Pizza

Espresso

North

Hometown Pizza

North

Grandma’s Attic

Omak

South

Hometown Pizza

Grand Coulee

Bar

Free Bird

Okanogan

North Conconully

Taco Bell

South

The Club

South

FastFood

North

Sit-n-Bull

Omak

Omak

South

Okanogan

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Best of 2016, The Chronicle, Omak, Wash.

Best of ... Oriental Food â&#x20AC;¢ North Erin Speiser, a server at China Inn Express works on plating entrees at the popular Omak eatery, located inside the Omak Travel Plaza at 800 E Riverside Drive. CHRIS THEW/THE CHRONICLE

Oriental Food North

China Inn Express Omak

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Siam Palace Grand Coulee

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