Oroville graduate Laura James wins her second Emmy

Seattle-based videographer wins award for work on “Solving the Mystery of Dying Starfish” SEATTLE – Videographer Laura James, a 1900 graduate of Oroville High School, recently won her second television Emmy® Award in Environmental Feature/Segmant in the Northwest Region of the U.S. for her underwater video work on Solving the Mystery of Dying Starfish. The [...]

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NVH board appoints new hospital adminstrator

North Valley Hospital (NVH) Board of Commissioners moved to appoint Mike Zwicker of Harlowton, Montana, as CEO-Administrator/Superintendent. The motion was made by Clarice Nelson and seconded by Herb Wandler. The appointment will be acted upon at the next meeting, May 28, with the position commencing May 29. Compensation offered Zwicker includes a salary of $150,500 per year.

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Appreciate the work done behind the scenes

So many people work so hard behind the scenes to make May Day a fun day for everyone. I think it is time to say thank you to these guys.

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Use caution before following the masses

Reading multiple online posts, comments, emails, various newspaper editorials/articles and letters-to-the editor while also having conversations to people from all walks of life within our communities over the last several months regarding Commissioners Ray Campbell and Sheilah Kennedy’s job performance during their first term in office, I urge my fellow Okanogan County citizens to be cautious when forming their own personal opinions.

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Lucky Duck Mining to open store on the Similkameen

OROVILLE – Alan Fisk has been chasing gold on the Similkameen River for nearly two decades, now he wants to help people learn to find gold themselves – not necessarily to get rich, but as an adventure.

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End-of-year enrollment holds steady at Oroville Schools

Kindergarten Round-up numbers down slightly OROVILLE – End of year enrollment at the Oroville School District appears to be about the same as the previous school year. “There’s one more count to go… currently we are at 544 to 546 FTEs, which is about the same as we had at the end of last year,” [...]

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

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Manuel Cabrera Jr., no middle name listed, 26, Omak, pleaded guilty June 16 to second-degree theft. The court dismissed additional charges of second-degree theft and first-degree trafficking in stolen property. The crime occurred March 25. In a second case, Cabrera pleaded guilty June 16 to theft of mail. That crime occurred during the month of February. Cabrera was sentenced to a total of six months in jail and fined $1,971.

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Donate to the Community Fireworks Display

Oroville’s Community Fourth of July Fireworks display has been a big hit for several years now and become an Independance Day tradition. The show is a big attraction to town, drawing people from across the border in Osoyoos to the north and Tonasket to the south. It’s a fun way to share an evening with your family whether your taking in the view from the park, in a boat on the lake, in your car along the highway or from one of the nearby lakeside homes and resorts.

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Hauenstein Memorial

A Celebration of Life for Glenn and Roger Hauenstein will be held at 11 a.m., June 20th at the Oroville United Methodist Church, followed by a lunch at 2 p.m. There will be an American Legion service at Riverview Cemetery for Roger.

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Squatters accused of killing woman with pickup

TONASKET – A man and woman suspected of squatting in an Aeneas Valley home are accused of killing a woman and severely injuring a man by driving over the couple with their pickup on Thursday, June 18

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

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Dustin Rex Hawley Hennigs, 21, Okanogan, pleaded guilty May 12 to third-degree rape of a child. The court dismissed an additional charge of third-degree rape of a child. Hennigs was sentenced June 9 to six months in jail and fined $1,110.50 for the April 2014 crimes.

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John L. Burbery

John L. Burbery, age 87, died on Friday, June 12, 2015 at home in Tonasket. John was born on November 10, 1927 to parents Dick and Lula Burbery.

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Molson Midsummer Festival June 20, 2015

MOLSON – The community of Molson would like to invite everyone young and old, to come to the June 20th Molson Midsummer Festival, a Molson summer fun day that has something for everyone.

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