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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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Tuesday, Sept. 30 Sports Results

Central Washington 2B league Scores / Schedules / Standings Volleyball Tonasket 3, Oroville 2 (11-25, 25-19, 24-26, 25-14, 17-15) Bridgeport 3, Manson 1 Okanogan 3. Liberty Bell 0 Brewster 3, Lake Roosevelt 0 Girls Soccer Okanogan 4, Tonasket 2 Liberty Bell 7, Oroville 0 Bridgeport 2, Entiat 1 Brewster vs. Manson

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The word is ‘empathy’

Dear Gary,
World affairs: The mess our world is getting unprecedented attention. I am embarrassed to say I am part of the human race…sometimes. I want to whisper this….Have you noticed the chaos is beginning to resemble a pattern? Always someone is meddling on the dark side.

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Friday, Sept. 26 Football Scores

Central Washington 2B League Standings/Scores/Schedules Football Brewster 35, Tonasket 15 Okanogan 71, Oroville 0 Manson 46, Liberty Bell 35 Lake Roosevelt 21, Bridgeport 20 (NL) Kittitas 28, Omak 14 (NL) DeSales 27, Mabton 18 (NL) White Swan vs. Umatilla, OR (NL) Tri Cities Prep 45, Soap Lake 0 (NL) River View 40, Warden 14 (NL)

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Shame on Congress

Dear Editor,
Congress does it again. They took a five-week recess in August to campaign, went back to DC Sept, 8th. Now another recess days later to campaign.

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Thursday, Sept. 25 Sports Scores

Central Washington 2B League Scores, Standings, Schedules here Volleyball Tonasket 3, Lake Roosevelt 1 Manson 3, Oroville 2 Bridgeport 3, Liberty Bell 1 Brewster vs. Okanogan Kittitas 3, Mabton 0 Warden 3, Soap Lake 0 White Swan 3, Waterville 0 Girls Soccer Tonasket 8, Oroville 0 Liberty Bell 6, Bridgeport 1 Brewster vs. Entiat

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Osoyoos Lake group promotes milfoil treatment program

OROVILLE – The Lake Osoyoos Association, a group of property owners and others concerned about Lake Osoyoos, offered a pesticide treatment program in order to try and get a handle on the rampant growth of Eurasian milfoil in the lake.

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Oroville holds public hearings on transportation, flood prevention

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council held public hearings amending the Six-year Transportation Plan as well as adopting the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance at their Tuesday, Sept. 16 meetin

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New Oroville School staff introduce themselves

New staff at Oroville Elementary and Junior/Senior High Schools wrote up small bios to introduce themselves to the community. Below are their photos and some details about their live

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Oroville and Tonasket Schools to benefit from $18 Million CWU grant

ELLENSBURG – Oroville and Tonasket School Districts are among 11 districts to be part of a more than $18 million Gear Up award by the U.S. Department of Education to help students prepare for college.

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Cops & Courts

Superior Court
Criminal
The court found probable cause to charge Christina Linn Fletcher, 54, Oroville, with intimidating a witness and POCS (methamphetamine). The crimes allegedly occurred Sept. 9.

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Jody (Wyatt) Smith

Jody (Wyatt) Smith of Oroville passed away at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee on September 17th 2014. Jody was born July 30, 1953 to Frank Wyatt and Betty Finsen.

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