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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 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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Oroville Chamber to host ‘A Fine and Pleasant Misery’

OROVILLE – As part of the Northwest Ice Fishing Festival weekend the Oroville Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a performance by Tim Behrens as Pat McMannus in “A Fine and Pleasant Misery.” The show will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb, 15 at the Oroville High School Commons.

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Christmas Goldilocks at CCC

TONASKET – Written and performed by local kids and directed by Diana Luca Brown, “Christmas Goldilocks and the 3 Dragons” will play at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket on Saturday, Dec. 14, 5:00 p.m. There will also be performances Monday at 10:00 a.m. and Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at times when their classmates may [...]

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Tonasket Winterfest | Slideshow

It was cold. Really cold. But there was plenty of Christmas cheer to go around and warm the hearts, if not the bodies, of Tonasket celebrants on Dec. 6 during its annual Winterfest celebration. Visitors from Tonasket’s sister city of Princeton, B.C., added to the festivities.

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Tonasket Council weighs taxes vs. services

Approves ad valorem hike, debates utility tax TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council, which is still attempting to finalize its 2014 budget, worked at its Tuesday, Nov. 26, meeting to strike the balance between maintaining services that are costing more to provide with the community’s desire not to have taxes raised. Even with a tax [...]

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Oroville offers winter weather reminder

OROVILLE – The City of Oroville has issued a reminder to all property owners/renters with sidewalks abutting their property in the Oroville City Limits.
According to Ordinance #570 all property owners with sidewalks abutting their property are responsible for keeping the sidewalks free of snow and ice.

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