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HB 2801 reduces public’s awareness

Citizens should be aware of – and opposed to – House Bill 2801 and the provisions that would allow local governments to cease publishing public notices in their local newspapers. The presumed cost savings to local government is in fact false economy – there is a hidden and very dangerous cost. In trying to save money, local governments would curtail access to the legislative process, and ensure that fewer – rather than more – citizens know what their representatives are up to.
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Out of My Mind, Feb. 23, 2012

Voters made right choice supporting levies

Voters all over the region made the right choice when they voted yes to approve the two-year Maintenance and Operations Levies in our school districts.

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Irene Marie Kelemen

Irene Marie Kelemen

Irene Marie Kelemen was born Irene Marie Fry to Dick and May Marie Fry on March 13, 1925. She went to rest on February 15, 2012.

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Photo by Caleb Haney - Oroville's Connor Hughes looks to score during the Hornets' 60-58 victory over Warden on Friday, Feb. 17.

Oroville boys earn Spokane regional date

EAST WENATCHEE – It wasn’t easy, but few things are come playoff season.

The Oroville boys basketball team clinched a spot in the regional round of 16 — formerly known as the first round of the state tournament — with a 60-58 victory over Warden on Friday, Feb. 17.

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Stats -n-Stuff Feb. 16-20

High School JV / Varsity Sports This Week Friday, Feb. 24 BB – Oroville vs. Colfax at 2B Regionals (Mt Spokane) 8 p.m. (if Hornets win, they next play Thursday, Mar. 1, in 2B State Tournament at Spokane Arena) WRESTLING Class 1A State Tournament Team Scoring (top 10): Orting 166, Chelan 135.5, Zillah 131.5, Granger [...]

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Out of My Mind, Feb. 16, 2012

Is the Washington ready for wolves?

I suppose the question is not whether the state is ready for wolves as they’re already here in Okanogan County, but rather what to do about them if they become the bothersome creatures that many ranchers and others are predicting.

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Ali Miller and Dayna Roley

May Festival Queen candidates are Dayna Roley and Ali Miller

OROVILLE – Two juniors at Oroville High School are vying for the title 2012 May Festival Queen this year – Dayna Roley and Ali Miller.

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One of the children who was sent to the hospital as a precautionary measure was transported by the Tonasket ambulance, which responded to the accident in addition to the Oroville units and their crews. photo by Gary DeVon

Crash occurred south of town on Hwy. 97 bridge

OROVILLE – A small pickup rear-ended one of the Oroville Head Start buses on the Hwy. 97 bridge south of here sending six people, including three children, to the hospital around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

Although only three people were listed as injured at the scene, the others were sent to North Valley Hospital as a precaution, according to the Washington State Patrol report filed by Sgt. M. Saunders.

The small 2006 GMC school bus was being driven southbound on Hwy. 97 when the driver, Charity R. Sutton, stopped for the railroad crossing to check for the train when the bus was hit from behind by Cassandra G. Snider who was driving southbound in a 1979 Chevrolet Luv pickup.

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Stats -n- Stuff Feb 6-13

High School JV / Varsity Sports This Week Friday, Feb. 17 WR – Oroville / Tonasket qualifiers at State Finals, Tacoma Dome – first session begins 10:00 a.m. BB (Var) – Oroville vs. Manson at 2B District 5/6 Tournament – at Eastmont High School 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 WR – Oroville / Tonasket qualifiers [...]

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Local school levies fair well with voters

Oroville and Tonasket M&O Levies pass easily

OKANOGAN – Voters sent local school districts a Valentine’s present Tuesday, approving Maintenance and Operations Levies by well over the margins needed to pass.
In order to approve the levies they must receive at least 50 percent of the votes in favor. In Oroville’s case, the voters gave a resounding “yes” with a supermajority of 63.31 percent and in Tonasket it was 58.18 percent, according to the unofficial election day tally.

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