OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Emergency Management reports that North Pine Creek Rd. is temporarily closed approximately two miles north of Fish Lake due to a wildland fire with trees across the road.
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OROVILLE – Clyde Andrews, president of the Oroville Chamber of Commerce announced this week that the Chamber has received a $5,000 grant from Kinross Gold Corporation in support of the inaugural Rally at the Border Blues Festival. The event will take place Saturday, May 17 at Deep Bay Park.
OROVILLE – The City of Oroville wants to notify nearby residents living on Central Avenue, Main Street to Cherry Street and on Cherry Street from Central Ave. to the Cherry Street Bridge the a street and water project will start on Monday, April 14.
Howard Cook, 95, of Okanogan, Wash. passed away peacefully at home the evening of April 1, 2014. He was born January 26, 1919 in Bailey Colorado to Ollie Arthur (Babe) Cook and Leona May Colbert.
OROVILLE – Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth has declared the week of April 21 through 25 as the annual Oroville Spring Clean-up.
Cornelius Daniel Friesen, winter resident of Oroville, was born September 30, 1929 to Daniel and Aganetha Friesen in Rush Lake, Saskatchewan. He tragically lost his life in Oroville, in a fire that consumed his motor home on January 25, 2014.
Joel Zane Gazaway, 91, of Oroville, died April 1, 2014 in Oroville. No services will be held.
TONASKET – The Washington State Department of Transportation has begun several chip sealing projects in Okanogan County, including work on US97 and SR20
Frank Ping, 92, passed away March 14, 2014 at Guardian Angel Homes in Liberty Lake, Wash. He was born March 6, 1922 in Papakovasci, Hungary.
William Ray (Wiley) Daigle, Sedro-Woolley, was born on May 23, 1960 in Yakima, Washington. His younger years were spent in the Sunnyside area; in 1973, the family moved to Tonasket where he was very involved in football, basketball and baseball along with many extra- curricular activities.