Comments sought on Okanogan County Comprehensive Plan

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan Board of County Commissioners invites the public to offer comments regarding potential revisions to the Okanogan County Comprehensive Plan with particular attention to policies regarding water quality and quantity.

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Rosa Geneva Borland

Rosa Geneva Borland, 88, of Oroville, died September 3, 2017. She was born April 16, 1929 to parents Dewey and Charlotte Galyean in Childress, Texas.

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Cops & Courts and 911 Calls

Superior Court The court found probable cause to charge Zachary John Bernsten, 33, Omak, with two counts of first-degree robbery. The crimes allegedly occurred Aug. 28, The court found probable cause to charge Kyle Llloyd Campbell, 29, Oroville, with POCS (methamphetamine), POCS (heroin) and obstruction. The crimes allegedly occurred Sept. 1, 2017. The court found [...]

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John E. Feddersen

John E. Feddersen, age 73 of Havillah, Washington, died on September 8, 2017 at Regency of Omak. He was born November 27, 1943 in Tonasket, Washington to parents Paul and Agnes Feddersen.

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Updated: House fire in Nine Mile area spreads to 30 plus acres

OROVILLE – A wildland fire is spreading that started from a house fire on Blue Grouse Road in the 9 mile area northwest of Oroville, according to Okanogan County Emergency Management.

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Edith Marie Thornton

Edith Marie Thornton, 95 of Tonasket, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, September 9, 2017 at the Tonasket Nursing Home. Edith was born August 17, 1922 in Wenatchee, Washington to Roy and Theo (Patterson) Thornton.

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Oroville School District seeks board member to fill empty seat

OROVILLE – The Oroville School District is short one school director in the at-large position and is seeking letters of interest from people who want to serve on the board.

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Wildfire smoke reaching unhealthy to hazardous levels

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Public Health is urging county schools, parents and guardians to make sure their kids are being protected from air quality levels ranging from “Unhealthy to Hazardous.”

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Summer gallery series wraps up, with new plans for future

With Labor Day bringing the unofficial close to summer, Oroville will also say farewell to this year’s season of the Art Happens! gallery on Main Street. For the past several months, the old bank building at the corner of Main Street and 14th Avenue has opened its doors each Saturday to welcome in art-lovers and [...]

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Short term air quality improvements predicted this weekend

A weather system brushing the state this weekend will cause a welcome improvement in air quality and visibility. However, despite the breezes and air mass exchange, the long term smoke/haze situation will not be fully resolved until the western North American wildfires are extinguished and the smoke source is eliminated.

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Judge dismisses former teacher’s lawsuit against Oroville School District, ex superintendent

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Henry Rawson dismissed former teacher Ryan Frazier’s wrongful dismissal lawsuit against the Oroville School District and its former superintendent, Steve Quick.

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