No Valentine for area school bonds

OKANOGAN – Early returns on the Tuesday, Feb, 14 election, which included ballots for school facilities improvements in three school districts, Tonasket, Okanogan and Bridgeport, are not faring well and could go down to defeat for not getting the 60 percent needed for approval.

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Timothy Wayne Jackson

Timothy Wayne Jackson, age 58, of Tonasket, Washington passed away on Wednesday February 8, 2017 following a courageous battle with cancer.

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Margorie Muriel Jameson

Margorie Muriel Jameson, 76 of Oroville, passed away on January 31, 2017. She was born to Norman and Catherine Retasket in Burken, B.C. outside of Mt. Currie in a tent at a logging camp.

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Dorinda Elizabeth Fonda

On January 19, 2017 Dorinda Elizabeth Fonda passed away at home in Oroville, Washington. Born April 2, 1933 to her mother, Dorinda McGrath and her father, Milton Delano Fonda, Dorinda’s first home was in the Irish community of Green Island, Troy, New York.

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Janet Carol Burton

Janet Carol Burton, 72, of Longview, Washington went home to her Heavenly Father on July 2, 2016. She was born December 8, 1943, in Spokane, Washington to Irving F. and Ruth Melita (Kilber) Bayley.

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Rep. Shelly Short  (R-Addy)

Senate leader congratulates Short on appointment to Senate

OLYMPIA – Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, issued the following statement after Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, was selected today to become senator for Washington’s 7th Legislative District, which spans much of northeast Washington.

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Multi-generation family forest stewardship

When dust storms and giant fires stress a community, people are unwilling to put down roots. But when the streams run clear and the meadows are green as a result of responsible land management, neighbors invest more in each other and feel the community is stable.

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Vote for TSD bond, vote for the future

I still remember the days when the hallways at Tonasket High School were lined with plastic garbage cans as water cascaded down through the ceiling when it rained or the snow melted. On a tour back then, similar to the “town hall” the district recently had to discuss information regarding a capital improvement bond, the counselor’s office was a closet. Back then Tonasket had outgrown its school buildings and they were coming apart.

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Last Stand: Mountain Caribou and the Inland Rainforest

TONASKET – On Friday, Feb. 3 David Moskowitz – expert wildlife tracker, photographer and author – returns to Highland Wonders, bringing an evening of photos and stories exploring the world endangered mountain caribou and the last great inland temperate rainforest left on the planet.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
Erin Lorainne Phillips, 21, Oroville, pleaded guilty Dec. 9 to POCS. Phillips was sentenced to 45 days in jail and fined $1,260.50 for the Nov. 5, 2016 crime.

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Dansel resigns Senate seat to join Trump administration

Sen. Brian Dansel has accepted a position as a Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Dansel has resigned his post as state senator for the 7th Legislative District, effective immediately.

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