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Planners hear pros and cons of local cannabis industry

“….after two years of working with us, he’s bought his first house. This is testimony to a lot of the farms and everything they’re bringing to the community.” Brandon Stevens, Green Company OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Regional Planning Commission met April 11 at the county fairgrounds Agriplex building to allow for continuation of public [...]

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N.O. Paws can place dogs while awaiting permit hearing

OROVILLE – N.O. Paws Left Behind animal rescue, shut down by the county for not having a permit last week when a neighbor complained, was open to place dogs after getting a temporary permit Friday.

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Oroville School Board selects three finalists for superintendent

OROVILLE – The Oroville School Board has selected three applicants for the Oroville Superintendent position and scheduled a chance for district staff and the public to meet the candidates one at a time on three separate days.

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NCWEDD seeks grant to relocate road in industrial area

OROVILLE – The Economic Development Administration has given verbal pre-approval to an approximately $1.3 million grant to move part of Jennings Loop and Bob Neal Road to aid heavy freight traffic in and around Oroville Reman and Reload.

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Parks & Rec District presents Interlocal agreement to city

TONASKET – Tonasket Parks and Recreation District Board Chair Jordan Weddle presented a first draft of an Interlocal Agreement between the City of Tonasket and the Tonasket Parks and Recreation District at the Tonasket City Council meeting March 22, 2016.

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Jack Hughes ‘Citizen of the Year’

OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce gave out several awards, announced this year’s May Festival Grand Marshals and installed their officers at the annual banquet held last Thursday, March 17 at the Pastime Bar & Grill.

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Tonasket renews agreement with hospital for MRI Trailer

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council agreed to renew the franchise agreement with North Valley Hospital allowing them the public right of way to locate and operate their Mobile MRI Trailer.

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Tonasket ballfields may see upgrades

TONASKET – Representatives of the Tonasket Youth Baseball Association appeared before the Tonasket City Council Tuesday, March 8, to present plans for upgrading the baseball fields at Chief Tonasket Park.

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North Valley Hospital buys into Lean Six Sigma program

TONASKET – “Lean Six is a crucial part in the success of any hospital; reimbursement is getting less and less. We need to look at ways to minimize waste,” said NVH CEO Mike Zwicker, as he asked the board to “move forward with a commitment in change in culture

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Oroville to move police station to old Border Patrol office

OROVILLE – After thinking that the opportunity had slipped away, Oroville is now the proud owner of the old U.S. Border Patrol Station on Main Street.

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