Capital Christmas Tree rolls through Tonasket

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree passed through Tonasket on Wednesday, Nov. 6, to the delight of much of the Tonasket School District students, who lined the hill along SR-20 to catch a glimpse of the caravan on its way to Washington, D.C. This year’s tree grew on the Newport District of the U.S. National Forest [...]

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Advance care training for EMTs

NORTH COUNTY – Area residents will receive advanced emergency medical care after current EMTs graduate from a specialized from a course that is being taught for the first time in the state of Washington.

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Updated: Incumbents still ruling the day for local office

UPDATE: Even after the second vote count all incumbents for office, except Lael Duncan for North Valley Hospital Commissioner, have been returned to their previous posts. In fact, as of last Friday’s vote count, Teresa Hughes has gained in her run for the NVH Commissioner Position 5 seat. Dick Larson, in Position 4 for the Hospital Board maintained his lead against challenger Rosa Snyder.

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Thornton relative seeks Five-Star Service Flag for Oroville family

OROVILLE – A worn clipping from the Oroville Weekly Gazette from the mid-forties has started Thomas Wilburn, son of Verna Thornton Wilburn, on a quest to get the five star service flag promised to his family during World War II. The flag was to be given to the late Mr. and Mrs. Earl Thornton for [...]

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Viet Nam vet carves out a new life

Ken Fulford faces PTSD, life issues with humor, ingenuity TONASKET – The outcast military veteran living alone in the mountains is almost as much a part of Pacific Northwest folklore as the Sasquatch. But in Okanogan County, the off-the-grid veteran is quite real. Some live in isolation by choice. Others find withdrawal from society the [...]

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Halloween in Oroville | Slideshows

Downtown Halloween and Decoration Contest Haunted Hayride

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Tonasket High invites community to Nov. 8 assembly

In honor of Veterans Day, the Tonasket High School ASB will be hosting a Veteran’s Day Assembly on the morning of Friday, November 8th, 2013 in the Tonasket High School Commons from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. We would like to encourage all Veterans to please bring items in to be displayed on our Veterans [...]

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Shifting landscape complicates NVH budget

TONASKET – This past year has seen a mix of the good and the bad for North Valley Hospital’s financial condition.
On the positive side, the hospitals’ registered warrants (money it owes Okanogan County) have been reduced from nearly $3 million in August, 2012 to about $300,000 at one point, and stood at $595,000 at the time of the Thursday, Oct. 31, meeting of the Board of Commissioner. And the second floor surgical center opened just last month.

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Ground broken for Water Ranch

TONASKET – There’s no turning back now.
The Tonasket Water Ranch took another step toward becoming a reality on Friday, Oct. 26, as Linda Black and her team of organizers hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at Chief Tonasket Park to celebrate the beginning of the final stages of Black’s water park dream.

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NVH celebrates opening of surgical center

TONASKET – North Valley Hospitals showed off its new second-floor surgical center on Friday, treating visitors to tours and giving an overview of the services to be offered there, as well as some reflection on the road to getting the refurbishment completed.

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