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
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.
TONASKET – Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb was sorely disappointed when a motion he put before City Council members failed for a lack of votes. The motion called for paying the NCW Economic Development District $2500 to be part of a data collection survey called the Okanogan County Fire Economic Recovery Strategic Plan.
TONASKET – Tonasket and Oroville High Schools have partnered with North Valley Hospital (NVH) to provide career exploration opportunities to students.
OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council agreed to share Building Inspector Christian Johnson’s services with Omak while their building inspector recovers from a fall from the room of a business.
TONASKET – Representatives Jason Schmidt and Casey McGourin from McKinstry, an energy services company hired by North Valley Hospital, presented updates on Phase 2 of the project at the hospital’s board meeting Thursday, Feb. 11. Also in attendance was Kirsten G. Wilson, PE (Professional Engineer) from the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services’s Energy Program.
TONASKET – City Planner Kurt Danison shared positive news with Tonasket City Council members after meeting with the Utilities and Transportation Commission and Railroad representatives Wednesday, Feb. 3.
OROVILLE – “I am so grateful to get the chance to get the chance to represent the town as queen. It is a truly and amazing place to grow up and I am proud to have this opportunity. I’m so excited,” said Narya Naillon, about being selected this year’s 2016 May Festival Queen.
This year’s 2016 May Festival Royalty Selection Night was held on Monday, Feb. 22 at the Oroville High School Commons. Candidates for May Festival Queen and Princesses were Narya Naillon, Zoe Whittaker-Jameson, Lena Fuchs, Bonnie Roley and Pie Todd. This slideshow includes photos from the event.
TONASKET – North Valley Hospital staff presented year-end reports at their board meeting Jan. 28.