Tonasket woman dies in motorcycle accident

Tammy Clark fondly remembered by close friends, community “She was a dedicated wife and mother, very in love with her husband and proud of her sons. Her smile always lit up the room and she was always smiling.” Cristina Del Rosario, Co-worker Family Health Center MOLSON – Tonasket resident Tammy Clark, 45, was killed Wednesday, [...]

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Annual Molson Quilt Show set for Aug. 27

MOLSON – The Fifth Annual Molson Quilt Show and Sale is Saturday, August 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Molson Grange.

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Update: Asmussen and Kester still lead in race for PUD Commissioner #3

OKANOGAN – Jerry D. Asmussen and Aaron Kester were the two top vote getters for the office of Okanogan County PUD Commissioner, District 3, in last Tuesday’s primary.

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Garlic Festival promises fun for all ages

TONASKET – Tonasket’s Garlic Festival is back on schedule after having to cancel last year’s event due to wildfires.

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Cynthia T. Durante

One of the bright lights in the world went out at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday the 9th of August, as Dr. Cynthia T. Durante M.D. died peacefully at her home in Okanogan, Washington, as family and friends surrounded her with the love and tenderness she so deserved.

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Karl Martin

Memorial: Karl Martin

After the family spreads his ashes in the Similkameen River, there will be a memorial get together to remember Karl Martin on Friday, August 19 at the Pastime Bar & Grill from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dave, Tod, and Polly Martin and their families will be there to see friends, and share some stories for a few hours and hope to see anyone who would like to gather together.

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Mary Lou Thayer

Mary Lou Thayer, age 78 of Oroville, passed away peacefully the morning of Wednesday August 10, 2016 in Wenatchee, Washington. She was born in Bonita, Texas to parents LD and Florence Godwin.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Madison Leigh Louie, 30, Omak, pleaded guilty Aug. 2 to POCS, making a false or misleading statement and use of drug paraphernalia. Louie was sentenced to six months in jail and fined $700 for the May 13 crimes.

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Star partiers enjoy fourth year at Eden Valley

OROVILLE – Any time an event moves 200 miles from its longtime home, the natural evolution of said event is going to be disrupted.

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North Valley Hospital makes new staff hires

TONASKET – North Valley Hospital hired three new staff members, two in the Rehab department as well as a dietitian.

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Will encourage open transparent system

Dear Editor,
The election results appear positive for the next phase of my campaign to improve Okanogan County government. I want to thank all of those who assisted, supported, volunteered, donated, and voted for me in the Okanogan County Commissioner District 2 primary election. Together, we have begun to create enthusiasm for the future here. I want to let those who did not vote for me, or those who do not know me yet, know that I will be listening and learning about your interests and needs in the next three months.

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Lightning sparks fires on Tonasket Ranger District

TONASKET – This evening’s lightning storm was followed by multiple smoke reports. Whitestone, Cayuse and Palmer Mountain were among areas where fires were located. Tonasket Ranger District has confirmed a small fire on Palmer Mountain, within Bureau of Land Management property. The fire is estimated to be less than one-quarter acre.

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Teck not resisting efforts regarding river cleanup

Dear Editor,
Readers of the August 5 article ‘Colville Tribes continue legal fight for Columbia River cleanup’ may be left with the incorrect impression that Teck Metals Ltd, owner of the Trail metallurgical facility, is resisting efforts to address historic discharges from the Trail smelter. This is not the case.

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