Community

Lion’s Club Howl-O-Ween Dog Walk a success

TONASKET – Dogs and their owners weaved their way through the Spooky Pooch Patch, Haunted Hound Swamp, Zombie Creek and Ruh-Roh River on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Tonasket Okanogan Valley Lion’s Club Howl-O-Ween dog walk in Chief Tonasket Park. There were 32 entrants requiring two waves of walkers which resulted in over $500 raised for the Leader Dog program and food for local rescues.

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OHA presents: Inland Mollusks of the Okanogan Highlands with Tom Burke

TONASKET – The Highland Wonders educational series is moving indoors again with a new line-up of presentations featuring the natural history of the Okanogan Highlands and surrounding areas. On Friday, Nov. 4, Tom Burke brings to the Highland Wonders series his 45 years of experience as a wildlife biologist in Washington State, with a unique presentation on mollusks.

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Remodeling begins at Oroville Public Library

OROVILLE — Salley Bull, with the committee heading up remodeling at the Oroville Public Library, reported to the city council at their Tuesday, Oct. 18 meeting that work had begun on the project, years in the making.

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Part II: Local candidates plead their case at Candidates Forum

This week we have the local candidates for Okanogan County Commissioner Positions 1 and 2, as well as the two candidates for Okanogan County PUD, Position 3. G.A.D.

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Colville Tribes, EPA and Ecology working toward cleaner air in Okanogan County

NESPELEM – The Colville Tribes Office of Environmental Trust Air Quality Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state Department of Ecology have been closely monitoring air quality issues in the central valley of Okanogan County. This combined effort is to improve the air quality and promoting healthier communities within Okanogan County. The Air Quality [...]

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Honor Flight offers closure for some veterans

Ken Hovland finally got to make a trip to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. in early October, if only in spirit.

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Forum features state, as well as local candidates

OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum took place at Vicki’s Backdoor Club on Thursday, Oct. 6 and had an attendance of about 50 people in search of more information on those running in this November’s general election.

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Make a U Turn in Oroville and it’ll cost you

OROVILLE – Oroville Police Chief Todd Hill presented a new ordinance banning U-Turns on Oroville streets at the city council’s Tuesday, Oct. 4 meeting.

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WVC at Omak Foundation presents Artists for Scholars event

OMAK – The Wenatchee Valley College at Omak Foundation invites the community to participate in the 2016 Artists for Scholars event on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the large conference room of the 12 Tribes Resort & Casino, Omak.

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Videographer brings talents home with local films

TONASKET – Jeremiah Lofthus of Volente Videography created a video of Tonasket residents being asked on Sept. 15 to predict the first day an inch of snow would be on the ground this year.

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