Daily Update: Nine Mile Fire

OROVILLE – The Nine Mile fire started on Thursday, Aug. 13, and is located three miles northeast of Oroville. The fire has burned 4,673 acres, is 50 percent contained and has 194 personnel working on the fire.

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County and Oroville hire Lifeline Ambulance

OROVILLE – Oroville rural and city EMS have hired Lifeline Ambulance Service to provide emergency services on an interim basis.

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Moser and Frazier still lead in Primary Election

OKANOGAN – As of Thursday’s vote count Kolo Moser and Ryan Frazier were still the top vote getters for Oroville School Board Directors Positions 2 and 5, respectively.

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NVH beefing up security measures

TONASKET – According to Kelly Cariker, Chief Information Officer at North Valley Hospital, measures are being taken to further ensure the safety of patients and staff at the hospital and extended care facility.

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LA couple goes ‘unplugged’ in Okanogan County for TV show

OROVILLE – Whether you call it living off the grid or going unplugged, a LA couple got a taste of it in three different locations in Okanogan County for the new television show, Unplugged Nation.

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Oroville’s EMTs resign, form own non-profit ambulance service

OROVILLE – Oroville’s EMTs say they will resign from their positions Aug. 23, 215, claiming frustration with the city and especially Mayor Chuck Spieth.

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Fun films and fun times – Tumbleweed Film Fest returns for sixth year

OROVILLE – The sixth annual Tumbleweed Film Festival returns to Oroville July 30 to Aug. 1, bringing plenty of great short films and good times, as it turns local venues in the area into film theaters for a night.

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Take a trip around the world with the Tumbleweed Film Festival

OROVILLE – The sixth annual Tumbleweed Film Festival covers three nights of different short films from around the world starting Thursday, July 30 through Saturday, Aug. 1. Over the three nights, which take place at four different venues around Oroville, 40 American and international short films will be presented.

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Oroville to open city’s streets to ATV use

OROVILLE-The Oroville City Council adopted an ordinance allowing people to drive their ATVs on its city streets at their Tuesday, July 7 meeting.

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Voters to decide on Parks & Rec District this fall

TONASKET – Okanogan County Commissioners gave their support to the formation of a Parks and Recreation District in Tonasket on Monday, June 29. It will go on the ballot in the fall for voters to decide on. The proposed Parks and Recreation District covers an area with an approximate radius of 15 miles from Tonasket.

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