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Alice Fay Green

Surrounded by children and grandchildren, on October 1, 2014, Alice Fay Green departed this life for her heavenly home during her last stay at Valley General Hospital. Alice succumbed after a long and courageous battle with multiple medical issues.

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Death of Riverside man thought to be homicide

RIVERSIDE – The Okanogan County Sheriff’s office is investigating the death of a Riverside man and questioning two teenage suspects arrested in Oregon driving the dead man’s stolen pickup.

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Public power at work

The Carlton Complex Fire, burning more than 256,000 acres (400 square miles) of land and destroying approximately 300 homes, was the worst firestorm in Washington State history. For Okanogan PUD, the fire destroyed 341 miles of distribution infrastructure, 60 miles of fiber and 22 miles of transmission infrastructure. Power outages in the south end of Okanogan included the towns of Pateros, Twisp, Winthrop and surrounding areas. Approximately 3,600 Okanogan PUD customers and 3,500 Okanogan Electric Cooperative customers were without power. Clearly, this was one of the worst disasters to ever hit Okanogan County.

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Thompson teaching kick boxing to those wanting to get fit

OROVILLE – Nathan Thompson, a professional kick boxer and MMA fighter, is putting his knowledge to use training those who want to get in shape at the Oroville Fitness Center, located at at 811 Appleway St.

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Diana Kennedy

Diana Kennedy, born April 11, 1942, passed away on Sept. 24, 2014. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Oroville…

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New Oroville School staff introduce themselves

New staff at Oroville Elementary and Junior/Senior High Schools wrote up small bios to introduce themselves to the community. Below are their photos and some details about their live

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Oroville and Tonasket Schools to benefit from $18 Million CWU grant

ELLENSBURG – Oroville and Tonasket School Districts are among 11 districts to be part of a more than $18 million Gear Up award by the U.S. Department of Education to help students prepare for college.

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Jody (Wyatt) Smith

Jody (Wyatt) Smith of Oroville passed away at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee on September 17th 2014. Jody was born July 30, 1953 to Frank Wyatt and Betty Finsen.

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Rayleigh Bell Colbert

Rayleigh Bell Colbert was seven-months-old when she passed peacefully in her sleep surrounded by family on September 14, 2014. Rayleigh is the daughter and greatest blessing of Patrick and Haley Colbert of Tonasket.

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Jerry Lee Rounds

Jerry Lee Rounds, age 61, went home to be with the Lord on September 12, 2014. He was born November 13, 1952 in Tonasket, Washington to Ardith J. and Edward E. Rounds.

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