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Princes lease land for park

OROVILLE – The sometimes controversial bin lot at the south entrance to town should resound with shouts of joy as it will become a city park, thanks to generous offer made by the Prince family.

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Tonasket voters asked to approve $6.98 million bond

TONASKET – The ballots are in the mail and Tonasket voters are being asked to approve a 12-year $6.98 million school facilities bond to alleviate overcrowding, build a new Alternative/Outreach school and upgrade athletic facilities to improve safety for participants.

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Some good news for Nursing Home

TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital Board learned that the hospital will receive nearly twice as much in Disproportionate Share Payments from the state for the Long Term Care (LTC) as it did the previous year.

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Oroville Council asked for help in purchase of K-9

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council was treated to a dog and pony show, without the pony, at their Tuesday, Jan. 6 meeting as two county deputies displayed the skills of one of their K-9s and asked for help in obtaining another to be located in the north county area.

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Half-Baked

Half-baked: Time for a new chapter

Four and a half years ago, Kim and I rolled into Tonasket sight unseen in a 30-year-old RV that was on its last gasp. What little we still owned was left in storage in Michigan.

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Date moved up for NW Ice Fishing Festival

Patrick McManus show returns for second year OROVILLE – After anglers got skunked for the third year in a row, the Oroville Chamber of Commerce decided to move the Northwest Ice Fishing Festival up to Saturday, Jan. 17 rather than the traditional President’s Day weekend in February, according to chamber president Clyde Andrews. “We have [...]

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TSD Superintendent search begins

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board is starting the process for the new superintendent search and is inviting the public to attend a meeting with Doug Asbjornsen, the search consultant, on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. in the district board room.

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One foot in the past, the other in the present

Churchill Clark brings his family legacy to life TONASKET – Churchill Clark has the look of a man who stepped out of history. The weathered face, flowing silver mane and laid back mannerisms speak of another time and place. So does the adze – a hand tool the Clark uses to transform 750 pound tree [...]

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Reps. Blake and Kretz to hold ‘Planning for Fire Season 2015′ meeting

OLYMPIA – Rep. Brian Blake (D-Aberdeen), Chairman of the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, and Rep. Joel Kretz (R-Wauconda) will host presentations by local and state officials for the local community about preparations for the upcoming 2015 fire season on Jan. 5.

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Forest Service to host workshop for summer job applicants

TONASKET – The Tonasket Ranger District is hosting a workshop to assist those interested in obtaining summer employment with the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest. The workshop will be Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Okanogan PUD building in Okanogan. Staff will be on hand to explain the hiring process to interested applicants.

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