Kylee Davis 2014 May Festival Queen

OROVILLE – This year Kylee Davis, daughter of Ray and Nina Davis, will be crowned Oroville’s May Festival Queen. She will serve with fellow OHS junior Bethany Roley, daughter of Ross and Nysa Roley as May Festival Princess.

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‘The Salmon People’ focus of museum exhibit

“The Salmon People: Stories Tell the Past” is the focus of the 2014 exhibit at the Oroville Depot Museum. The peoples who spoke dialects of the Okanogan language lived from Wenatchee to Endby, B.C. They have a story of their own prior to the coming of European settlement.

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Fiber (not power) outage scheduled Friday a.m.

TONASKET - The Public Utility District No. 1 of Okanogan County will be performin Service Affecting Maintenance on the optical fiber infrastructure in Tonasket on the morning of Friday, April 25, 2014 from 12:01 AM until 6:00 AM. During this time period ALL traffic to Tonasket Nortons Knob, AP30035 (Double AP WIFI site just north of [...]

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Ellen Roberts

Ellen Roberts, 103, died April 11, 2014 in Riverside. A Celebration of her life will be held later in the summer.

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Marvin Fredrick Utecht

Marvin Fredrick Utecht

Marvin Fredrick Utecht, 82 of Tonasket, Washington died April 7, 2014 at Omak, Washington. He was born November 11, 1931 in Spokane, Washington.

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David

David ‘Dave’ Tibbs

David ‘Dave’ Tibbs, 95, passed away at home Wednesday, April 9 in Oroville. Dave was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 27, 1918 to Robert and Marie Tibbs.

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Busy summer planned for Oroville

OROVILLE – It promises to be a busy summer in Oroville, and the city’s Chamber of Commerce won’t even be waiting until summer officially begins for things to get underway.

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Cops & Courts

Superior Court
Criminal
Saul Seamus Durkee, 23, Omak, pleaded guilty April 1 to second-degree assault with a deadly weapon and use of drug paraphernalia. The court dismissed a fourth-degree assault charge. Durkee was sentenced April 11 to 89 months in prison and fined $13,112.14, which includes $12,251.64 in restitution.

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Editorial Gary Mug

Not sure where our commissioners’ heads are

I’m not sure what they’re thinking. While the Heavy Haul corridor has been a boon to Oroville, our county commissioners, including the representative from north county, Jim Detro, seem to be trying to unravel all the good that has come of it.

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Health care ‘task force’ to meet

TONASKET – North Valley Hospital CEO Linda Michel shared with the NVH Board of Commissioners that she and others who attended a county-wide hospital/health care confab at the behest of the Okanogan County Commissioners a couple of months ago have been asked to attend another hospital committee meeting on April 30.

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Emert Verbeck

Emert J. Verbeck, 97, of Tonasket, died February 20, 2014 at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket. He was born at a home near Anglin, Washington on Hwy. 20 on July 31, 1916 to CE and Molly (Wine) Verbeck, the fourth of six children.

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First half property taxes due

Leah Mc Cormack, Okanogan County Treasurer, would like to remind all taxpayers 2014 first half property taxes and irrigation assessments are due and must be postmarked by Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

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