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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Trick or Treaters welcomed into Oroville businesses

NORTH COUNTY – Oroville merchants are again offering children a safe place to come Trick or Treating at their places of business this Halloween from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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Okanogan Family Faire | Slideshow

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Candidates challenge incumbents for hospital commissioner, Oroville mayor and council

NORTH COUNTY – Four incumbents and four challengers might be the ones to watch in local north county races as the ballots where slipped into peoples mailboxes last week.

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