Tonasket FFA to host annual barbecue, dessert auction

  TONASKET – The Tonasket FFA Alumni and friends will be hosting its annual barbecue on Thursday, Aug. 15, at 6:00 p.m. at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds, followed by a dessert auction. All are welcome to the annual fundraiser for FFA activities – not just FFA alumni. Desirae Coe, president of the Tonasket FFA Alumni, [...]

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Tonasket commits funds to next phase of pool project

TONASKET – The long and arduous process of making a new swimming pool in Tonasket officially moved into its next phase as the City Council voted to commit $17,980 to a study that will yield concrete options and cost estimates that can be put before the community for discussion. The motion, initiated by new council [...]

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Chesaw Rodeo slideshow Pictures from the Chesaw 4th of July Rodeo!

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Oroville Community Fireworks Display on at Deep Bay

OROVILLE – The good news: This year’s Oroville Community Fireworks Display will burst into the sky above Deep Bay Park and Lake Osoyoos at dusk on the Fourth of July. The bad news: This could be the last year if someone doesn’t take over finding donations for the annual pyrotechnics display. Dane Forester, who has [...]

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Dean Brazle Chesaw 4th of July Grand Marshal

‘Ranch’ bronc riding added to this year’s lineup CHESAW – Dean Brazle, he’s a ‘Real live nephew of his Uncle Sam, Born on the Fourth of July” and he’s also Grand Marshal for this year’s 71st Annual Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo. The members of the Chesaw Rodeo Club said they take great pleasure in [...]

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Should have been discussion before cutting down trees

If social media means anything, then Oroville’s school superintendent’s ears are probably burning. He’s getting the brunt of the criticism on facebook since the district decided to cut down a dozen 100-plus-year-old maple trees on the east side of the elementary school.

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N. End Reservoir bids come in over engineers’ estimate

OROVILLE – The preliminary results of the bid to construct a new water reservoir north of Oroville has come in higher than what the city’s engineers, Varella and Associates, had estimated.

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Oroville holds Critical Areas Workshop

OROVILLE – A workshop was held prior to the regular Oroville Council meeting to discuss the various aspects of the city’s Critical Areas ordinance.

Part of the Comprehensive Plan Amendments, the city has been operating under an interim ordinance for several years, renewing with public hearings every six months. Over the past two months Oroville has held public hearings to try and gain final approval for the Critical Areas aspects of the comprehensive plan, a requirement of the state Growth Management Act. However, there has been little to no public participation regarding the ordinance so a workshop was requested by Chris Branch, director of Community Development.

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Fathers’ Day Fly-In views | Slideshow

The 24th Annual Father’s Day Fly-In in Tonasket afforded lots of good food (steak barbecue Saturday night, breakfast Sunday morning) and perfect weather made for great viewing.

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‘Okanogan’ Smith’s burial plot located

SEATTLE – Two years after his death and burial, Hiram “Okanogan” Smith’s mortal remains were disinterred, moved, and lost, until recently.
Oroville researcher Dorothy Petry, working with Seattle’s Lake View Cemetery’s Julie Lundquist, believes Smith’s burial plot has been found.

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