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Chris Branch, Director of Community Development

Oroville and county looking for long-term private sector ambulance services contract

“Lifeline was the most qualified because of their track record as a company,” Chris Branch, Oroville Director or Community Development OROVILLE – Rather than going back to an all volunteer ambulance crew, it looks like Okanogan County and the City of Oroville will be choosing a long term service provider. Currently Lifeline Ambulance Inc., a [...]

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Red Cross awaiting calls

Area residents affected by the Okanogan Complex are urged to call the American Red Cross casework hot line at (509) 670-5331 to open a case. “So far 31 cases have been opened for residents in Tonasket, but I know of at least 50 cases where homes were lost,” said Mayor Patrick Plumb. “We need to [...]

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Long process of long term recovery initiated with a passion

TONASKET – A long term recovery organization has been initiated for the Okanogan Complex and North Star fires, with the hopes the group will be able to fall under the umbrella of the Carlton Complex Long Term Recovery Group (CCLTRG).

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Tonasket to begin school September 2

Tonasket  School  District  Press  Release   August  27,  2015     Key  Communication  Points  Concerning  the  Start  of  School  for  Tonasket  SD.     Communication     The  district  will  use  the  following  means  to  communicate  with  staff,  students,  parents,  and   the  community:  Reader  Board,  Press  Release,  Facebook,  email,  Robo  Calls,  District   Webpage [...]

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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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