International water forum returns to Osoyoos, Oct. 7-9

OSOYOOS, B.C. – With a drought still gripping parts of B.C. and Washington, concerns over the possibility of a costly mussel invasion, and more, community members and agencies on both sides of the border are coming together to talk.

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Editorial Gary Mug

County Fair went long way to bringing some normalcy

The county commissioners and the fair advisory board did a great job of overcoming the obstacles created by the fires to present an excellent fair this year. It couldn’t have been easy having to shift fire personnel and equipment from the fairgrounds, but in doing so you went a long way in helping return some [...]

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
The court dismissed Sept. 28 two charges against Nathaniel James Edenso, 34, Tonasket: second-degree TMVWOP and third-degree theft.

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Conservation District offers free services

TONASKET – Craig Nelson, District Manager of the Okanogan Conservation District (the District) appeared at the Tonasket City Council September 28 to offer assistance in helping landowners recover from the Okanogan Complex wildfires.

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John ‘Dave’ Certain

John “Dave” Certain passed away on September 17, 2015. Dave was born to Glen and June Certain on March 2, 1938 in Wenatchee, Washington.

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Power customers to see increase in rates

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Public Utility District is responding to an increase to the cost of electricity purchased by the utility from the Bonneville Power Administration with increase of it’s own. The BPA, a federal agency which is the marketing agent for power from all of the federally-owned hydroelectric projects in the Pacific Northwest, [...]

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Douglas Dwight Davidson

Douglas Dwight Davidson, age 64, passed over at home in Tonasket, Washington on September 7th 2015. He was born July 3rd, 1951, in Sonoma California, to parents William Henry Davidson and Vera Borntrager Davidson.

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Margaret Ella Williams

Margaret Ella (Williams) Williams, aged 89, died at home on September 15, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She was the oldest of 3 children born to Harold and Mae Williams on October 1, 1925.

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Forest closures to remain in place

OKANOGAN – Hazards left in the wake of this summer’s fires necessitate keeping some of the area and road closures in place until next spring on National Forest Lands in Okanogan County. Fire weakened trees, hidden stump holes, loosened boulders and the potential for debris flows are all safety concerns on National Forest Lands burned by the Tunk, North Star, and Okanogan Complex Fire

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Tonasket School District to hold off on running bond

TONASKET – Tonasket School District Board members voted to postpone running the school bond again until February of 2017. The decision was reached at the September 28 regular board meeting after much deliberation and discussion of critical needs within the schools, including finding space for growing enrollment numbers.

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Anna Ammaretta Munds

Anna Ammaretta Munds, age 90 of Oroville, WA passed away July 7, 2015 at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket, Wash. She was born June 13, 1925 to parents Fred and Elsie Stevenson.

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Wallace "Wally" Moor

Memorial Notice: Wallace ‘Wally’ Hugh Moore

Wallace “Wally” Hugh Moore, 87, passed away on August 27, 2015 at the Tonasket North Valley Extended Care facility, surrounded by his family. A celebration of Wally’s life will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Tonasket High School Commons

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