OKANOGAN COUNTY – The fees to use private railroad crossings on the Cascade and Columbia River Railroad (CSCD) have gone up recently upsetting some local residents.
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TONASKET – The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Department is working around the clock to solve the homicide of Michelle L. Kitterman.
Kitterman, 25 of Oroville, was found dead at the end of a driveway on Stalder Road south of Tonasket in the Pine Creek area on Sunday, March 1 at 12:20 p.m.
“We didn’t know what had caused her death but we knew at the scene that there was more to it,” Sheriff Frank Rogers said.
TONASKET – The Tonasket Chamber of Commerce discussed how to survive the recession in a small town during their general discussion meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 24.
To facilitate this discussion, Chamber President Kari Alexander presented a document titled “‘Peak Performance’ Assessment & Strategies How to Survive in a Slowing Economy” from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Web site.
TONASKET – Surveys to help the Public Transportation Improvement Conference determine what public transportation needs Okanogan County has are available in Tonasket City Hall in both English and Spanish.
OKANOGAN – The Eagle Canyon Long Plat 2008-8 was continued again until March 23 at 7 p.m. during its second hearing with the Okanogan Planning Commission on Monday, Feb. 23.
The hearing began with Perry Huston, Director of Planning and Development, reporting to the planning commission that the State Environmental Protection Act (SEPA) appeal against the development had been denied.
MOSES LAKE – The Tonasket girls basketball season ended in a hard, ugly loss to Lakeside High School during the loser-out regional basketball game on Wednesday, Feb. 25.
OKANOGAN – The State Environmental Protection Act (SEPA) appeal against the proposed Eagle Canyon Development on Pine Creek road was denied on Tuesday, Feb. 17 during an appeal hearing with the Okanogan County Commissioners.
TONASKET – City hall was packed at the beginning of the Tonasket City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 10 as a group of concerned residents on Airport Road presented the Eagle Canyon Development to the council.
TONASKET – In the words of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes mascot Tony the Tiger, Bailey Griffin “is great!”
Bailey, a 10-year-old fifth grader at Tonasket Elementary School, is one of four finalists for the Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Earn Your Stripes (EYS) program with the chance to win the second annual Youth Achievement Award at the 2009 ESPY Breakfast. As a runner in the Girls on the Run program, which is sponsored nationally by Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, Bailey was eligible to apply for this award.
TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council approved a consulting contract at their meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 10 to develop a Capital Improvement Plan.
Poll of the Week
Should the Oroville School Board have renewed OHS Social Studies Teacher Ryan Frazier's Contract
- Yes, he has made a change in students' lives and got them excited about school (46%, 64 Votes)
- Yes, the board should have gone with Principal Kristin Sarmiento's evaluation and recommendation (25%, 35 Votes)
- I don't have enough information to say one way or another (16%, 22 Votes)
- Yes, with the understanding he address Supt. Steve Quick's concerns (14%, 19 Votes)
- No, the issue went through the superintendent and board and should be dropped there (9%, 13 Votes)
- No, we elect local school boards to make these sorts of decisions for us (8%, 11 Votes)
- No, Supt. Steve Quick recommended the first-year probationary teacher's contract not be renewed (5%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 140