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PUD power outage April 6 in Tonasket/Oroville areas

OKANOGAN – There will be a 6 ¼ hour power outage beginning on Thursday evening, April 6 starting at 11:45 p.m. and lasting until 6 a.m. Friday morning. This outage is necessary to make repairs to the Tonasket Substation and Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) transmission line switches, according to the Okanogan County PUD.

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Stanley Dee Hansen

Stanley Dee Hansen, 82, born October 8, 1934 passed away March 23, 2017 at home with his loving family at his bedside. He died of complications associated with Parkinson’s disease.

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Memorial: Grace Hughes

A celebration of Grace Hughes’ life will be held at the Oroville Grange Hall on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at noon, followed by a catered luncheon.

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Avis Hudson

Avis Hudson

Avis Hudson, “Aunt A,” age 79 of Oroville, Washington passed away March 31, 2017 after living a full, loving life.

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PUD warns of utility scam through phone solicitation

The Okanogan County PUD asks people to be on alert for a phone scam targeting PUD customers and businesses.

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Lawsuit reverses State approval of Enloe Dam design-build process, new hearing set

OROVILLE – A group of citizen plaintiffs, represented by Smith & Lowney, PLLC, has prevailed in its suit to reverse State approval of the design-build process on the Enloe Hydroelectric Project due to defective public notice. The case was filed against the State of Washington Capital Projects Advisory Review Board, Project Review Committee (PRC), and the Okanogan Public Utility District (OPUD).

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Forest road conditions postpone Firewood Cutting Permit sales

TONASKET – National Forests provide so much–clean air, water, jobs, food, wood, and more. Each year, thousands of people heat their homes with firewood gathered from the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest As snow melts from valley bottoms many people are antsy to go into the woods to resupply their firewood piles.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
Criminal
William Lee Pearcy, 32, Tonasket, pleaded guilty March 21 to harassment (gross misdemeanor). The court dismissed two other counts: harassment (threats to kill) and third-degree malicious mischief. Pearcy was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 360 days suspended, and fined $700 for the Aug. 30, 2015 crimes.

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Border Patrol Explorer Post conducts Winter Survival Training Course

OROVILLE – On March 4th and 5th, Oroville Border Patrol Explorer Post #0023 held its annual Winter Survival Training Course at Bonaparte Lake in the Okanogan National Forest.

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James Monroe Hartig

James “Whiskey Jim” Hartig who was born in 1943 recently passed away.

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