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State Awards $14.6 million for Salmon Recovery Projects statewide

OLYMPIA – The Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board today announced the award of $14.6 million in grants for projects to restore salmon habitat in an effort to bring the iconic fish back from the brink of extinction.

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Oroville Community Christmas Tree Lighting Saturday, Dec. 3

OROVILLE – The Oroville Community Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa and Hot Dogs and Hot Cocoa (thanks to both Akin’s Harvest Foods and Frontier Foods) will be Saturday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. at Centennial Park (between Rancho Grande and Sun Lakes Realty).

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Colville Tribal Veterans leave for Standing Rock

NESPELEM – The Colville Confederated Tribes held a special ceremony today (Dec. 2, 2016) to bless the ten Colville Veterans who are deploying to the Dakota Access Pipeline protest, in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

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County certifies general election results

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County performed its final ballot count for the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 29, with no changes in the election leaders for County Commissioner Positions 1 and 2, and Public Utility District Commissioner Position 3.

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What will we reap?

We earned this. Whether you voted for President-Elect Trump or not, you are a resident of the country that did. Our country. And our next president.

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Roger Lee Stansbury

On Thursday, November 10th, 2016, Roger Lee Stansbury, 72, sang his last song in this life. Roger was a summer baby, born in Omak, Washington on July 15, 1944 to Raleigh and Elizabeth (Barber) Stansbury.

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Lion’s Club Howl-O-Ween Dog Walk a success

TONASKET – Dogs and their owners weaved their way through the Spooky Pooch Patch, Haunted Hound Swamp, Zombie Creek and Ruh-Roh River on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Tonasket Okanogan Valley Lion’s Club Howl-O-Ween dog walk in Chief Tonasket Park. There were 32 entrants requiring two waves of walkers which resulted in over $500 raised for the Leader Dog program and food for local rescues.

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Betty M. Long Barnes

Betty M. Long Barnes, known as Bettyvic by her friends, age 93 of Tonasket, died on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at North Valley Extended Care. She was born May 18, 1923 in Wauconda to parents Roy and Mary Long.

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Brian Dennis Bergh

Brian Dennis Bergh, 72 of Tonasket, passed away suddenly on October 18, 2016. He was born In Walla Walla, Washington on November 4, 1943 to Knute and Irene Bergh-Robinson.

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Jack W. Stevens

Jack W. Stevens age 88 of Tonasket passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 in Liberty Lake, Washington. He was born September 10, 1928 in Wenatchee, Washington to parents Wendell and Verna Stevens.

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