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



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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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 vs. Tonasket Okanogan 3, Manson 0 Bridgeport 3, Lake Roosevelt 0

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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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Tuesday, Sept. 16 Sports Scores

Central Washington 2B League CWL and CTL Standings/Scores/Schedules Girls Soccer Tonasket 6, Entiat 2 Okanogan 12, Oroville 0 Brewster 4, Bridgeport 1 Manson vs. Liberty Bell, ppd. Volleyball (North Div.) Liberty Bell 3, Tonasket 1 Lake Roosevelt 3, Oroville 1 Okanogan 3, Bridgeport 0 Brewster vs. Manson Cross Country Bridgeport Invitational - Tonasket’s Johnna Terris wins [...]

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Tonasket fall clean-up Sept. 20

TONASKET – The City of Tonasket will be hosting its annual Fall Clean-Up on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Tonasket City Shop next to Chief Tonasket Park, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Darrel L. Williams

Darrel L. Williams, 57, of Oroville died July 11, 2014 at Palmer Lake. He was born May 3, 1957 to Jack and Betty Williams in Walsenburg, Colorado.

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Forest Service welcomes new Tonasket District Ranger

TONASKET – Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Supervisor Michael Balboni announced the selection of Matthew Reidy as the new Tonasket District Ranger.

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