Finding Dorothy

No stone angels, no blocks of marble with massive shoulders pointed the way to her grave. But the three small American flags fluttering in the breeze were hard to miss in the vast grassy expanse dotted with flat stones. A rectangular slab identified her: Dorothy Faeth Scott; Oroville, Washington, February 16, 1920 – December 3, 1943, plus the letters W.A.S.P., a winged star within a circle, and a pair of pilot’s wings. The bronze flag holder bears the inscription “Dorothy Scott WAFS Pilot – US.”

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Firefighters focus on stopping fire’s advance toward Canada

MAZAMA – The Diamond Creek Fire burning within the Pasayten Wilderness and Eightmile drainage is now about 12 miles north of Mazama and 5.5 miles south of the Canadian border, according to the latest updates from the U.S. Forest Service.

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Tammy Lee Ann Essary

Tammy Lee Ann Essary was born August 30, 1971 to Manford Ray Essary and Billie Lee Essary. Tammy was born in Tonasket, Washington and lived in the Oroville, Washington area most of her life. Tammy Lee Ann Essary was born August 30, 1971 to Manford Ray Essary and Billie Lee Essary. Tammy was born in Tonasket, Washington and lived in the Oroville, Washington area most of her life.

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Delores Hogue

On April 22, 2017 the world lost an amazing woman. Delores Hogue was born on January 25, 1930 in Oroville, Washington. She lived her entire life in Oroville and worked and retired from the Oroville office of the PUD.

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Bonaparte Creek Bridge repairs

TONASKET – The state Department of Transportation will begin repairs to the Bonaparte Creek Bridge starting this week.

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Loup Loup Pass emergency repairs continue

TWISP – Phase II of the emergency repairs to Loup Loup Pass and Highway 20, where flooding undermined large sections of road, continue this week.

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State Fire Mobilization authorized for Hayes Road Fire

MANSFIELD – State fire assistance has been mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Hayes Road Fire located near the town of Mansfield in Douglas County.

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Power rates increased to pay for capital improvements

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County PUD Commissioners approved a two percent rate hike in a special public meeting on Monday, July 24.

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David P. Spieth

David P. Spieth, 81, of Oroville, Washington passed away July 8, 2017. He was born February 19, 1936 in Loomis, Washington to parents Forrest and Bertha (Lawrence) Spieth.

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Primary results show incumbents out ahead

OKANOGAN – Early Primary Election results show the two incumbent candidates seeking returns to North Okanogan County offices, Helen Casey for North Valley Hospital Commissioner, and Ernesto Cerrillo for Tonasket School Board, way out ahead in the first count of ballots on election day, Tuesday, Aug. 1.

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Diamond Creek Fire grows to over 5000 acres in size

Smoky conditions affecting Okanogan County, lower B.C. MAZAMA – The Diamond Creek Fire in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has grown to 5,005 acres and is burning in the steep slopes of the Diamond Creek drainage of the Pasayten Wilderness. It is approximately four air miles from the Billy Goat Trailhead and 16 air miles north [...]

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PUD approves rate hike

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County PUD Commissioners approved a two percent rate hike in a special public meeting on Monday, July 24.

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