OKANOGAN – Approval of the Tonasket Parks and Recreation District seems assured and two incumbent school directors may have lost their seats on their school boards if the follow-up ballot counts continues in the same direction as the first count after Tuesday’s General Election.
This week we ask some of the candidates, especially those that are competing for the same office, to tell us a little about their backgrounds, why they want to be elected and what issues and/or concerns they feel are important to the position they are seeking. Here are their responses in their own words:
OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce hosted a candidate’s forum last Thursday evening at Vicki’s Backdoor Club that was well attended by those wanting to get to know a little something about who is seeking to represent them on the Oroville City Council and the School Board.
TONASKET – New resident and business owner Mary Lou Kriner of Mary Lou’s Hidden Treasures in Tonasket, appeared before the Tonasket City Council Oct. 12 to discuss concerns about garbage near here home.
TONASKET – Payge Fries, Health Information Manager, reported on implementation of the new ICD-10 at the Oct. 8 North Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners meeting.
OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council was informed that Okanogan County Health may no longer do water sample testing and may even close.
OKANOGAN COUNTY – A fund has been set up to help victims of this summer’s Okanogan Complex Fire by paying one month’s mortgage or rent, according to Rocky DeVon, a director for the North Central Washington Association of Realtors.
OROVILLE – The company that provides reservation services for Oroville’s Osoyoos Lake Veterans Memorial Park is increasing rates and that will be passed along in the form of higher camping fees.
TONASKET – Craig Nelson, District Manager of the Okanogan Conservation District (the District) appeared at the Tonasket City Council September 28 to offer assistance in helping landowners recover from the Okanogan Complex wildfires.
Tonasket will have a City-wide Clean-up Day Saturday, Oct. 3 for city residents and businesses, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m