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Tonasket celebrates WinterFest this weekend

NORTH COUNTY — Tonasket WinterFest takes place this weekend, with businesses and organizations gearing up for events Thursday, Dec. 1 through Saturday, Dec. 3. Oroville’s Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place on Saturday, as well, starting at 5 p.m.

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Tonasket council discusses airport, affordable housing

TONASKET — Tonasket City Council members heard requests for hotel/motel tax funds from several community members Nov. 8.

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Tyson McAllister, veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

OROVILLE — Tyson McAllister served tours in Iraq in 2005/06 and Afghanistan in 2010/11 after enlisting with the SeaBees, the Navy civil engineering division. McAllister joined the Navy at the age of 19, a year after graduating Oroville High School in 2004.

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Honor Flight offers closure for some veterans

Ken Hovland finally got to make a trip to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. in early October, if only in spirit.

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Tonasket Homecoming King and Queen

TONASKET – This year’s Tonasket Homecoming Royalty are Queen Johnna Sutton and King Jeffrey Luna, they rode in the place of honor in a parade this afternoon, Friday, Oct. 7.

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Videographer brings talents home with local films

TONASKET – Jeremiah Lofthus of Volente Videography created a video of Tonasket residents being asked on Sept. 15 to predict the first day an inch of snow would be on the ground this year.

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Sleep Lab hosts first overnighters

TONASKET — North Valley Hospital’s Sleep Lab took in their first two overnight patients Monday evening, Sept. 26, after opening their clinic and serving nine new patients, eight of whom would be following up with sleep studies. The Sleep Lab is the first one to open in North Okanogan County. The clinic is staffed by [...]

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Tonasket Schools at full enrollment, turning kids away

Tonasket School District is having to turn away students from out of district, as classes are filling up fast. Enrollment was at 1,176 as of Tuesday, Sept. 6, up at least fifty kids from last year.

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Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb

Pilot donates radio but gets scolding

TONASKET – Private pilot Dave Hanna appeared before the Tonasket City Council at their Aug. 23 meeting to present a radio to the city to either be placed in the pilot’s lounge of the Tonasket Airport or to be carried by Airport Manager Hugh Jensen to inform pilots when the airport has work being done on the runway.

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North Valley Hospital CFO concerned about financial health

TONASKET – North Valley Hospital Chief Financial Officer Helen Verhasselt reported at the last regular board meeting that as of Wednesday, August 24, the hospital district was about $200,000 short of revenue compared to what was going out in accounts payable and payroll, and that the problem could grow worse over the next few months.

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