OSOYOOS, B.C. – With a drought still gripping parts of B.C. and Washington, concerns over the possibility of a costly mussel invasion, and more, community members and agencies on both sides of the border are coming together to talk.
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William “Bill” Michael Mannatt, beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend to many was born in Los Angeles, California on December 10th, 1948.
The world lost one of the most hardworking, selfless and caring men on Aug. 28, 2015 with the passing of Robert T. Jewett, 49, from multiple unexpected medical issues.
Manny was born on Sept. 19, 1941 in San Diego, Texas. He attended Grade School in Banquette, Texas and High School in Alice, Texas.
Beverly A. Hunt, age 72 of Oroville, died on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket. She was born January 27, 1943 in San Diego, California.
Management of the Okanogan Complex and Chelan Complex fires has been turned over to a Type 2 team, while California Team 5 will transition to the Tunk Block and North Star fires. The Okanogan Complex and Chelan Complex are 85 percent and 75 percent contained, respectively.
Dennis Neil Barnett, age 58 of Oroville, died on August 28, 2015 at home in Oroville. He was born February 13, 1957 in Tonasket to parents Louis and Mary Lou Barnett.
The Okanogan Complex and Chelan Complex, which were merged under one management team, have been greatly reduced due the firefighting efforts, as well as cooler weather. The Okanogan Complex was listed as 85 percent contained, while the Chelan Complex was 75 percent contained as of 9 a.m. Tuesday morning, Sept. 8. For more information and the latest fire map, click on the headline.
LimeBelt Fire (132,838 acres, 60 percent contained): The priority for firefighters today is to mop up and secure the contained line that they’ve worked hard to establish.On the west side, tree-falling crews, in coordination with resource advisors, will continue to work along Forest Road (FR) 42, removing pre-identified fire-weakened hazard trees.
Francis “Bud” Johnson, 79, of Burlington Wash., held the hands of daughter, Lori, and daughter-in-law, Joy, and slipped peacefully from this life in the early morning of August 28, 2015.