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Olma family preserves nearly 1600 acres

TONASKET – The Okanogan Land Trust was able to bring four years of persistent effort to a conclusion by finalizing the placement of a conservation easement on nearly 1600 acres in the Okanogan Highlands.

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USFS and DNR report on wildland fire that killed three firefighters

The U.S. Forest Service and Washington State Department of Natural Resources released a report Friday outlining recommendations on moving forward in firefighting efforts based on lessons learned from the Aug.19, 2015 Twisp River Fire incident in Okanogan County in which three wildland firefighters lost their lives and four others were injured.

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Beverly Irene Nelson

Beverly Irene Nelson age 77 of Oroville died on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at her home in Oroville. She was born July 7, 1939 in Regina, Saskatchewan to parents Harold and Dorothy MacNaughton. The family moved to Oliver, British Columbia where Beverly was raised and attended school. In 1956, she married Adolph Nelson in Oroville [...]

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Housing Authority seeks board member

OROVILLE – The Oroville Housing Authority is seeking persons living in the Oroville area who may be interested in serving on its Board of Commissioners.

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WVC at Omak student wins Transforming Lives award

OMAK – Wenatchee Valley College at Omak student Monique Bourgeau is one of five winners of the Washington State Association of College Trustees (ACT) Transforming Lives Award. Bourgeau will be recognized at an awards dinner in Olympia on Jan. 23, where she will also receive a $500 cash award from ACT.

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Steve Retasket

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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State Awards $14.6 million for Salmon Recovery Projects statewide

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.

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Oroville Community Christmas Tree Lighting Saturday, Dec. 3

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).

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Colville Tribal Veterans leave for Standing Rock

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.

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County certifies general election results

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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