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Whitestone Pharmacy will soon open their doors in Tonasket

TONASKET- Whitestone Pharmacy held an Open House on Saturday, Dec. 7, welcoming the community to visit Tonasket’s new incoming pharmacy, located at 316 S. Whitcomb Ave, projected to open their doors sometime in January 2020.

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A thankful community

NORTH COUNTY — There is so much to be thankful for this holiday season and local residents took a moment to reflect on reasons they are thankful for community, family and friends.

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Tonasket High School Class of 2019 graduation

TONASKET – Tonasket held graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2016 at the THS gymnasium on Saturday, June 1 at 3 p.m. in front of friends and family.

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Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo results

TONASKET- Tonasket their annual Founder’s Day Rodeo last Friday and Saturday with Pro West Rodeo bringing the action to the arena. Contestants came from miles around to join in this years rodeo. Grand Marshals Tim and Julie Alley welcomed the crowd, along with Queen Trinity Dejong and Princess Alizae DeVon.

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Public upset over Tonasket Police Department issues

TONASKET — The Tonasket City Council meeting last Tuesday, Jan. 8, quickly turned into a heated debate, continuing an ongoing discussion regarding the police department. Some council members even suggested the mayor resign over the issue.

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‘No confidence’ in Tonasket mayor voiced by two councilmembers

TONASKET — Tonasket Councilwomen Christa Levine and Jill Ritter said they have no confidence in Mayor Dennis Brown following the actions he took which resulted in the firing of the police chief and disbanding of the police department.

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Former police chief alleged to have falsified documents, lied

TONASKET- Tonasket City Council held a special meeting on Jan. 2, to hear from members of the community before voting to begin negotiations with the Okanogan County Sheriff’s office for police coverage.

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Tonasket Police Chief fired, rehired and fired again

TONASKET — Tonasket Police Chief Darin Odegaard was fired for the second time in less than a week after a special meeting of the Tonasket City Council held on Thursday, Dec. 20 to evaluate his performance.

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Tonasket Police Chief and Reserve Officer fired by Tonasket Mayor

TONASKET- The Tonasket Civil Service Commission held a special meeting today, Dec. 17, to discuss the sudden termination of Chief Darin Odegaard and Reserve Officer John Cruz.

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Okanogan County Commissioners lift burn ban

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Board of Commissioners lifted the countywide burn ban on Monday, Oct. 8 with Resolution 104-2018.

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