Steve Retasket was born on February 17, 1943 and entered heaven on December 8, 2016. He was born to Norman and Catherine Retasket in Lilloet, BC. One of 13 children, he was taught at an early age, the value of family. This stayed with him throughout his life. He married his love, Ada, on April [...]
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OLYMPIA – The Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board today announced the award of $14.6 million in grants for projects to restore salmon habitat in an effort to bring the iconic fish back from the brink of extinction.
OROVILLE – The Oroville Community Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa and Hot Dogs and Hot Cocoa (thanks to both Akin’s Harvest Foods and Frontier Foods) will be Saturday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. at Centennial Park (between Rancho Grande and Sun Lakes Realty).
NESPELEM – The Colville Confederated Tribes held a special ceremony today (Dec. 2, 2016) to bless the ten Colville Veterans who are deploying to the Dakota Access Pipeline protest, in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
OKANOGAN – Okanogan County performed its final ballot count for the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 29, with no changes in the election leaders for County Commissioner Positions 1 and 2, and Public Utility District Commissioner Position 3.
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On Thursday, November 10th, 2016, Roger Lee Stansbury, 72, sang his last song in this life. Roger was a summer baby, born in Omak, Washington on July 15, 1944 to Raleigh and Elizabeth (Barber) Stansbury.
TONASKET – Dogs and their owners weaved their way through the Spooky Pooch Patch, Haunted Hound Swamp, Zombie Creek and Ruh-Roh River on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Tonasket Okanogan Valley Lion’s Club Howl-O-Ween dog walk in Chief Tonasket Park. There were 32 entrants requiring two waves of walkers which resulted in over $500 raised for the Leader Dog program and food for local rescues.
Betty M. Long Barnes, known as Bettyvic by her friends, age 93 of Tonasket, died on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at North Valley Extended Care. She was born May 18, 1923 in Wauconda to parents Roy and Mary Long.
Brian Dennis Bergh, 72 of Tonasket, passed away suddenly on October 18, 2016. He was born In Walla Walla, Washington on November 4, 1943 to Knute and Irene Bergh-Robinson.