Ray and Victoria Attwood are 2015 Founders Day Grand Marshals

TONASKET – Ray and Victoria Attwood of Ellisforde are this year’s Founders Day Grand Marshals. The nomination, announced at the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce Banquet, came as a surprise to both of them.

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PUD still treading water on Similkameen, Enloe Dam

The Okanogan County Public Utility District #1 (PUD) Feb. 23 meeting saw options still being weighed regarding the fate of Enloe Dam. Commissioner John Houston reported being in contact with a Washington, DC law firm to have a letter drafted requesting an extension on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license to begin construction on the Enloe Dam Hydroelectric Project. The current deadline for the PUD to begin construction is July 1, 2015.

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Ellamae Brunell new May Festival Queen

Ellamae Burnell, was chosen to be this year’s May Festival Queen at the 2015 Selection Night event held at the Oroville High School Commons last Monday night. Brunell and her court, Princess Faith Martin and Mikayla Scott , all juniors at OHS, participated in the Selection night by giving speeches and answering an impromptu question.

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Fate of Enloe Dam still unknown

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County PUD Commissioners voted Monday, Feb. 9, to ask for a two-week extension with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to decide whether to commission Enloe Dam and build a new powerhouse, or decommission and remove the dam.

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Oroville to host district wrestling

OROVILLE – Oroville will be playing host to this year’s District 5/6 North Subregional tournament this weekend. The opening round, as well as the first consolation round, will take place this Friday, Feb. 6, beginning at 4 p.m. The tournament resumes Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with the championship quarterfinals. The top four wrestlers from [...]

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Oroville FBLA students compete at regionals in Wenatchee

WENATCHEE – Oroville Jr/Sr High students traveled to Wenatchee, to the Wenatchee Convention Center on February 18th to the North Central Region Future Business Leader of America Competition. After spending multiple meetings planning and practicing at the high school, Oroville students make it to state.

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Bruce Edward Notson

Bruce E. Notson, 83, of Anacortes, Wash., passed away on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Home Place Special Care Center in Burlington. He was born to Mildred and Edward Notson 83 years ago in Thorp, Wash.

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Tell Congress to fund DHS budget

Dear Editor,
Our malls inside our borders have been threatened by terrorists. These same terrorist have proven they are competent in these types of attacks. One of the primary agencies that protects U.S. citizens against this type of threat is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Our government is currently holding budgetary funding up for this organization over political reasons and grandstanding. Our Congress and Senate are affecting the ability and efficiency of DHS to perform its mission, which is to keep us safe. By Congress’ and the Senate’s inaction, they are aiding terrorism in its desire to succeed. It’s that simple.

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Stuart Irwin

Stuart Irwin passed away while at home on the morning of February 18, 2015 at the age of 77. Stuart was born September 9, 1937 in Miller, South Dakota to Robert and Frieda (Kruse) Irwin.

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Cops & Courts

Superior Court
Criminal
Samantha Ann Harding, 44, Okanogan, pleaded guilty Feb. 10 to two counts of attempted second-degree assault (with a deadly weapon) (DV). The court dismissed additional charges of second-degree malicious mischief and reckless driving. Harding was sentenced to nine months in jail and fined $1,210.50 for the Aug. 10, 2014 crimes.

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Oroville gives $1000 toward new county K-9

OROVILLE – Seeing value in having a police dog available in the North County, the City of Oroville presented a check for $1000 to purchase a trained K-9 for the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office.

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Terri Orford glows with anticipation as she waits to hear back from America

Tonasket’s got Terri

“It was totally impromptu, but that’s what jazz is about — being inspired and in the moment.” Terri Orford, Tonasket contestant on America’s Got Talent Local singer goes from New Orleans to Facebook to America’s Got Talent TONASKET – Terri Orford was on vacation in New Orleans, sitting in a jazz club with her husband Andy [...]

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Regina ‘Jean’ Harden Jacobs

Jean was born Regina Madelyn Magill on July 15 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was called on February 16 2015 by her lord and savior to be with him in heaven. She was 92-years-old.

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Margaret Louise Beyers

Margaret Louise Beyers, 89, passed away peacefully on January 30, 2015, with her family by her side. She was born on October 16, 1925, to Oren E. Lambert and Elvena E. (Butcher) Lambert.

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