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    Photos from the North Siwash Creek Fire near Tonasket, and the aftermath of the firestorm ...



Fish and Wildife warns of cougar in Oroville area

OROVILLE – The state Department of Fish and Wildlife are seeking a cougar that has killed several small pets between Highway 97 and Lake Osoyoos north of Oroville and a warning has been issued to parents with children in the Oroville Schools.

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Canadian company shelves Similkameen dam plan

PRINCETON, B.C. – Fortis Inc. will not move forward with their proposed Similkameen River water management and hydroelectric project at this time, according to an announcement made by the company on Sept. 4. Fortis said it made the decision based on the results of its most recent project feasibility studies.

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PUD warns of scam calls

OKANOGAN COUNTY - Okanogan County PUD customers have notified the PUD of a few new telephone scams that they have received. In the Oroville area, customers reported being called by a computerized auto-attendant. A female voice announced itself as “Okanogan County PUD Collections” and attempted to collect payment. Another north county customer received a voicemail message [...]

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Friday, Sept. 19 Football Scores

Central Washington 2B League Scores / Schedules / Standings Tonasket 41, Liberty Bell 6 Oroville 41, Manson 28 Brewster 83, Kittitas 34 (NL) - corrected Okanogan 54, Bridgeport 3 Soap Lake 26, Lake Roosevelt 12 Warden 20, Wahluke 14 (NL) Goldendale 20, White Swan 8 Tri Cities Prep 21, Mabton 18 (NL)

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Architect on board for Tonasket Schools project

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board voted Monday, Sept. 8, to accept Superintendent Paul Turner’s recommendation to hire Design West Architects to guide the district through the facilities expansion construction project that still has yet to be funded.

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Jerry Lee Rounds

Jerry Lee Rounds, age 61, went home to be with the Lord on September 12, 2014. He was born November 13, 1952 in Tonasket, Washington to Ardith J. and Edward E. Rounds.

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Thursday, Sept. 18 Sports Scores

Central Washington 2B League Standings, Scores, Schedules Girls Soccer Tonasket 5, Liberty Bell 3 Brewster 7, Oroville 0 Okanogan 6, Entiat 0 Bridgeport vs. Manson, ppd. Volleyball Liberty Bell 3, Oroville 1 Brewster 3, Tonasket 0 Okanogan 3, Manson 0 Bridgeport 3, Lake Roosevelt 0

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Editorial Gary Mug

Booster Club Auctions a good cause

While this is a particularly newsy issue, sometimes we just run out of time/space to put in all the items we’d like to. When 5 p.m. rolled around I still didn’t have all the new staff at Oroville School, their photos and bios, worked into a nice school page. That’s going to have to wait until next week and unless some quit in the meantime I think the introductions will prove to still be valid for the vast majority of our readers.

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Penelope Wright

Penelope Wright was born November 7, 1948 in Kennewick, Wash. She passed away on September 5, 2014.

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Fall Prescribed Burning planned on the Tonasket Ranger District

TONASKET – Depending on conditions, Fuels Specialists on the Tonasket Ranger District could begin their fall prescribed burning program as early as next week; with underburns planned northwest of Conconully as well as east and southeast of Tonasket.

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Hot Lake topic of Oroville Chamber meeting

OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce’s first meeting of the fall on Thursday, Sept. 18 will feature a presentation by researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Labs. The PNNL has for several years been conducting research on Hot Lake, a very small pond less than 2 miles NE of Oroville that does not freeze over in the winter.

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Tonasket seeks more info from emergency management

TONASKET – The devastating wildfires that scorched much of the southern half of Okanogan County this summer highlighted the need for managing emergencies that are larger than what local resources can handle.

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Ardi Fitzthum

Ardi Fitzthum, age 76, of Oroville died on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket. She was born November 29, 1937 in Molson to parents Art and Edith Carlquist.

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