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Recent fires emphasize need for emergency preparedness

OROVILLE – Scott Miller, manager of Okanogan County Emergency Management, appeared before the Oroville City Council to discuss the importance of the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan, especially in light of the recent devastating Carlton Complex Fires.

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Kinross Forum and Workshop Wednesday, Oct. 29

OROVILLE – On Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. there will be an Open Forum and Workshop at the Oroville High School Commons discussing the closure of the Buckhorn Gold Mine in 2015.

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Candidates attend forum in Oroville

OROVILLE – Candidates seeking local county, state and federal offices were invited to Oroville last Thursday, Oct. 16 to introduce themselves and tell voters why they should cast a ballot in their favor.

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William Clark descendent to demonstrate work

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council gave its blessing to Churchill Clark to station his canoe carving project in Founders Day Park next to the visitor’s center until early December during its meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 14.

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Dumpster debate cools for now

TONASKET – Tensions didn’t boil over, but they certainly were simmering as the Tonasket City Council and two representatives of the North Valley Hospital District engaged in some verbal sparring over the placement of garbage dumpsters that had taken up residence along the curb on Western Avenue.

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Open House on proposed Bonaparte project

TONASKET – Tonasket Ranger District will host an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 to discuss a proposal in the Bonaparte Mountain area and meet the new District Ranger.

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Hunter kills cougar believed to have been killing pets

OROVILLE – Dave Sharpe shot a cougar on Krugar Mountain last week. The big cat is believed to be the same one that has been hunting and killing pets in the Westlake area.

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Oroville Chamber sponsors Candidates Forum Oct. 16

OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Candidate Forum on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Oroville High School Commons. Each candidate will get a minimum of 10 minutes to present (more depending on total presenters).

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Oroville Police Chief Warnstaff announces retirement

OROVILLE – After seven years as Oroville’s Police Chief, R. Clay Warnstaff announced his intention of retiring as of Oct. 31.

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Osoyoos Lake group promotes milfoil treatment program

OROVILLE – The Lake Osoyoos Association, a group of property owners and others concerned about Lake Osoyoos, offered a pesticide treatment program in order to try and get a handle on the rampant growth of Eurasian milfoil in the lake.

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