Finding Dorothy

No stone angels, no blocks of marble with massive shoulders pointed the way to her grave. But the three small American flags fluttering in the breeze were hard to miss in the vast grassy expanse dotted with flat stones. A rectangular slab identified her: Dorothy Faeth Scott; Oroville, Washington, February 16, 1920 – December 3, 1943, plus the letters W.A.S.P., a winged star within a circle, and a pair of pilot’s wings. The bronze flag holder bears the inscription “Dorothy Scott WAFS Pilot – US.”

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PUD approves rate hike

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

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Diamond Creek Fire burning in the Pasayten Wilderness

WINTHROP – Eight smokejumpers were deployed this morning from the North Cascades Smokejumper Base to suppress a small fire in the Pasayten Wilderness. The Diamond Creek fire has grown to 100 acres since then and is continuing to spread to the east/southeast.

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Excited as Tonasket Community Pool opens Saturday but know what job is No. 1

TONASKET — The Tonasket Community Pool could be open for business as early as Saturday, July 22, with an inspection by the Department of Health scheduled for Tuesday, July 18.

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Betty Lee Finsen

Betty Lee Finsen of Oroville, Washington passed on July 15, 2017 at her home in Oroville. She was born April 30, 1931 to parents Lee and Ruth (Byrd) Malkson. Betty grew up in Ione, Wash. with her grandmother. She moved to Oroville as a young adult. In her first marriage she had two daughters, Gerri [...]

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Canyon Creek Fire update

WINTHROP, WA – Yesterday, management of the Canyon Creek Fire, near Carlton transferred to a Type 4 Incident Management Team led by Incident Commander Kathleen Russell. The 1,200 acre fire has been contained since Tuesday evening.

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Noble Orin Law

Noble Orin Law of Tonasket, Washington, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the age of 92. Noble was born to parents Harvey McKindry Law and Rosa May ‘Rosie’ Baughman on Easter Sunday, April 20, 1924 in Sunny Slope, Wash.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court

Nathaniel James Edenso, 36, Tonasket, was found guilty (jury trial) July 5 of first-degree trafficking in stolen property and third-degree possession of stolen property. Edenso was sentenced July 7 to 33 months (2.75 years) in prison and fined $800 for the Aug. 29, 2016 crimes.

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Maurice ‘Morrie’ Rozemo DeBack

Maurice “Morrie” Rozemo DeBack, 80, of Tonasket, Washington was called up to play in the Big Leagues Wednesday July 12, 2017. He was surrounded by his life companion Cathy Moore and granddaughter Janelle Moore.

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Evacuation ordered for Carlton area fire

CARLTON – Okanogan County Emergency Management has issued a Level 3 Evacuation Order for people living in the area of the Canyon Creek Fire near Carlton in the Methow Valley.

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Robert Edward Notson

Robert Edward Notson, 68, of Tonasket, Washington, went to be with his Lord on June 20, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer. He was at his home with his sister Jean at his side.

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