Tumbleweed film lineup brings best of international cinema

OROVILLE – This year’s Tumbleweed Film Festival is just around the corner, and the film lineup is complete and ready to wow.

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Smokejumper base analysis complete; Winthrop top recommendation

WENATCHEE – The U.S. Forest Service has named the North Cascades Smokejumper Base to be their top pick for serving Eastern Washington over other bases that were under consideration in Wenatchee and Yakima.

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Tonasket area fourth, Oroville area sixth, in new construction

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Assessor’s Office recently completed physically inspecting and valuing new construction throughout the county in the past 12 months and new construction was again highest within the boundaries of the Methow Valley School District, making up over one-third of the total.

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Firefighters focus on stopping fire’s advance toward Canada

MAZAMA – The Diamond Creek Fire burning within the Pasayten Wilderness and Eightmile drainage is now about 12 miles north of Mazama and 5.5 miles south of the Canadian border, according to the latest updates from the U.S. Forest Service.

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Tammy Lee Ann Essary

Tammy Lee Ann Essary was born August 30, 1971 to Manford Ray Essary and Billie Lee Essary. Tammy was born in Tonasket, Washington and lived in the Oroville, Washington area most of her life. Tammy Lee Ann Essary was born August 30, 1971 to Manford Ray Essary and Billie Lee Essary. Tammy was born in Tonasket, Washington and lived in the Oroville, Washington area most of her life.

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Delores Hogue

On April 22, 2017 the world lost an amazing woman. Delores Hogue was born on January 25, 1930 in Oroville, Washington. She lived her entire life in Oroville and worked and retired from the Oroville office of the PUD.

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Bonaparte Creek Bridge repairs

TONASKET – The state Department of Transportation will begin repairs to the Bonaparte Creek Bridge starting this week.

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Loup Loup Pass emergency repairs continue

TWISP – Phase II of the emergency repairs to Loup Loup Pass and Highway 20, where flooding undermined large sections of road, continue this week.

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State Fire Mobilization authorized for Hayes Road Fire

MANSFIELD – State fire assistance has been mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Hayes Road Fire located near the town of Mansfield in Douglas County.

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Power rates increased to pay for capital improvements

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County PUD Commissioners approved a two percent rate hike in a special public meeting on Monday, July 24.

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David P. Spieth

David P. Spieth, 81, of Oroville, Washington passed away July 8, 2017. He was born February 19, 1936 in Loomis, Washington to parents Forrest and Bertha (Lawrence) Spieth.

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