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Last year George Thornton led a native plant hike at Lost Lake as part of the Okanogan Highlands Associations Summertime Highland Wonders educational series. This year Thornton will take a group into the secluded cedar groves northeast of Buckhorn Mountai

Cedar Ecology Hike in the Okanogan Highlands on July 7

CHESAW – On Saturday, July 7, local botanist, George Thornton, will take a group into the secluded cedar groves northeast of Buckhorn Mountain, where an extraordinary ecosystem thrives because of the shade, stable soils, organic matter and habitat provided by the Western Red Cedar.

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Community members from both sides of the border gathered for a group photo commemorating the 2012 "Join Me on the Bridge" event held at the Oroville/Osoyoos Port of Entry last Thursday afternoon. Photos by Gary DeVon

Join Me on The Bridge

US PORT OF ENTRY – On March 8, International Women’s Day, a group of enthusiastic and hardy community members gathered at the US/Canada border to honor women survivors of war and to stand for peace.

Live music, magical belly-dancing, poetry and a poignant speech created a memorable event for everyone there. Kezia Wills, a local community member and mother, spoke to the cause for the occasion.

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Troupe Masarrat dancing at "Join Me at the Bridge" in 2010.

March 8 event honors women survivors of war

OROVILLE – On Thursday, March 8th, at 3 p.m., community members from the United States and Canada will meet at the Canada/U.S. border crossing on the Oroville side, to help create a peace banner representing our two cities and our two countries.

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Little brown bat (Myotis lucifigus) as photographed by Roger Christophersen, who will be talking about bats at the Highlands Wonders presentation at the Tonasket Community Cultural Center this Friday.

OHA presents: Secret life of bats in Okanogan

TONASKET – Okanogan Highlands Alliance (OHA) presents a fascinating window into the secret life of bats in the Okanogan Highlands and beyond.

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CCC to host Highland Wonders weather presentation

TONASKET – The Community Cultural Center of Tonasket will be hosting John Livingston of the Spokane National Weather Service (NOAA) on Friday, Jan. 6, to provide insight into the weather of the Okanogan Highlands and the surrounding areas.

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The common loon of Washington State will be the topic of the Highlands Wonders presentation by Daniel and Virginia Poleschook at the Tonasket Community Cultural Center the first Friday in May. Photo courtesy of Daniel and Virginia Poleschook

Washington’s Not-So-Common Loon

TONASKET – Okanogan Highlands Alliance (OHA) announces an opportunity on May 6th, 2011 to absorb the beauty and ingenuity of Washington loons, as Daniel and Virginia Poleschook share from their observations, research and conservation work…

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