THS Winterfest, March 3-7

TONASKET – Tonasket High School’s Winterfest Celebration will be March 3-7. Planned activities are as follows: Dress-up Days Monday, March 3: Class Color Day 9th grade wear Green, 10th wear Blue, 11th wear Purple 12th wear Pink Tuesday, March 4: Twin Day Wednesday, March 5: Superhero/Villain Day Thursday, March 6: Nationality Day Friday, March 7: [...]

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Fest, but no fish

Third straight skunking prompts change MOLSON – The fish were biting at Sidley and Molson Lakes. Two weeks ago, anyway. By the time the Northwest Ice Fishing Festival commenced Saturday, Feb. 15, the 5,000 or so Rainbow Trout that had been planted and nurtured through the winter had done their vanishing act for the third [...]

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19th Annual Talent Show at the CCC

Scenes from the 19th Annual Talent Show at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket on Saturday, Feb. 8.

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Bonaparte Snow Drags

BONAPARTE LAKE – The cold (minus-12 degree) weather held the crowd down a bit, but the sleds were nonetheless roaring on the ice at the Bonaparte Lake Snow Drags on Saturday, Feb. 8. Enjoy some views from the warmth of your own home below.

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NW Ice Fishing Festival more than fishing

Fest kicks off with Pat McManus play, Friday Feb. 14
MOLSON – The last couple of years the fisherman got skunked at the NW Ice Fishing Festival, however reports have been coming in all winter of “fish on” so chances are there will be prize winning trout caught on Saturday, Feb. 15.

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Swimming pool yes, Heavy Haul no

TONASKET – The possibility of a rebuilt Tonasket swimming pool again took center stage at the Tuesday, Jan. 29, Tonasket City Council meeting. And while a meeting the previous week brought the desire of the community further into focus regarding what such a pool might look like, getting from Point A to Point B in terms of funding is still going to take some doing.

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OSF Variety/Talent Show applications

OROVILLE – It’s that time once again for the Oroville Scholarship Foundation (formerly Dollars For Scholars) Variety/Talent Show.

The show will occur this year on Friday, March 14 at 7 p.m. in the Oroville High School Commons. To participate in the show, an application must be completed (see full story for downloadable application)….

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Tonasket wants its pool, but will it pay to keep one?

Tonasket has gone two summers without its city swimming pool, but momentum only now seems to be gaining on a plan for replacing it. The question that has yet to be answered is, are area residents truly willing to support the building and maintenance of a pool? Emotionally, the answer seems to be, “Yes,” especially [...]

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Tonasket Swimming Pool

Tonasket Swimming Pool workshop, Jan. 21

CITY OF TONASKET NEWS RELEASE Swimming Pool Workshop – January 21, 2014, 5:30 pm – Tonasket High School Commons The newly formed Tonasket Pool Committee in cooperation with the city of Tonasket will host a community meeting at 5:30 pm on January 21, 2014 in the Tonasket High School Commons (please note this is a change [...]

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Wilbur Hallauer

Former legislator Web Hallauer dies

OROVILLE – Wilbur “Web” Hallauer, former Oroville City Councilman, state representative and state senator, passed away at age 99 in his Oroville home Thursday, Dec. 19.
Although he was born in New York state, Oroville’s elder statesman moved to Washington when he was 12-years-old, settling in Yakima. From there he went to the University of Washington in Seattle and after graduating moved to Oroville to run the family’s fruit processing plant Valley Evaporating Company, making dried apples and other products.

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