Date moved up for NW Ice Fishing Festival

Patrick McManus show returns for second year OROVILLE – After anglers got skunked for the third year in a row, the Oroville Chamber of Commerce decided to move the Northwest Ice Fishing Festival up to Saturday, Jan. 17 rather than the traditional President’s Day weekend in February, according to chamber president Clyde Andrews. “We have [...]

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TSD Superintendent search begins

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board is starting the process for the new superintendent search and is inviting the public to attend a meeting with Doug Asbjornsen, the search consultant, on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. in the district board room.

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One foot in the past, the other in the present

Churchill Clark brings his family legacy to life TONASKET – Churchill Clark has the look of a man who stepped out of history. The weathered face, flowing silver mane and laid back mannerisms speak of another time and place. So does the adze – a hand tool the Clark uses to transform 750 pound tree [...]

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Reps. Blake and Kretz to hold ‘Planning for Fire Season 2015′ meeting

OLYMPIA – Rep. Brian Blake (D-Aberdeen), Chairman of the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, and Rep. Joel Kretz (R-Wauconda) will host presentations by local and state officials for the local community about preparations for the upcoming 2015 fire season on Jan. 5.

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Forest Service to host workshop for summer job applicants

TONASKET – The Tonasket Ranger District is hosting a workshop to assist those interested in obtaining summer employment with the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest. The workshop will be Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Okanogan PUD building in Okanogan. Staff will be on hand to explain the hiring process to interested applicants.

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Kathy Jones talks about 40 years with Oroville

OROVILLE – As Kathy Jones settles into retirement after 40 years as Oroville’s City Clerk/Treasurer she looks back with pride at many of the city’s accomplishments.

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Oroville nears agreement for water right

OROVILLE – Oroville has been working on getting a transfer of the water right it acquired from Veranda Beach Resorts and their predecessors for nearly seven years – that process may soon be reality if Oroville can put a little money aside for conservation.

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Pool plan gets blessing

  Tonasket Pool Assoc. unveils new plan for city pool TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council voted Tuesday, Dec. 9, to draft a resolution in support of the Tonasket Swimming Pool Association’s fledgling plan to construct a new swimming pool to replace the one that was condemned more than three years ago. The citizens’ committee [...]

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Winterfest & Tree Lighting

Tonasket Winterfest and Oroville Christmas Tree Lighting kick off the holidays.

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Oroville approves smaller budget for 2015

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council approved a $7,832,893 budget, over one million dollars less than the current year, at their Tuesday, Dec. 2 council meeting.

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