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Shifting landscape complicates NVH budget

TONASKET – This past year has seen a mix of the good and the bad for North Valley Hospital’s financial condition.
On the positive side, the hospitals’ registered warrants (money it owes Okanogan County) have been reduced from nearly $3 million in August, 2012 to about $300,000 at one point, and stood at $595,000 at the time of the Thursday, Oct. 31, meeting of the Board of Commissioner. And the second floor surgical center opened just last month.

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Ground broken for Water Ranch

TONASKET – There’s no turning back now.
The Tonasket Water Ranch took another step toward becoming a reality on Friday, Oct. 26, as Linda Black and her team of organizers hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at Chief Tonasket Park to celebrate the beginning of the final stages of Black’s water park dream.

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NVH celebrates opening of surgical center

TONASKET – North Valley Hospitals showed off its new second-floor surgical center on Friday, treating visitors to tours and giving an overview of the services to be offered there, as well as some reflection on the road to getting the refurbishment completed.

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Trick or Treaters welcomed into Oroville businesses

NORTH COUNTY – Oroville merchants are again offering children a safe place to come Trick or Treating at their places of business this Halloween from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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Okanogan Family Faire | Slideshow

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Candidates challenge incumbents for hospital commissioner, Oroville mayor and council

NORTH COUNTY – Four incumbents and four challengers might be the ones to watch in local north county races as the ballots where slipped into peoples mailboxes last week.

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Okanogan Family Faire | Slideshow

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Talking with Candidates for NVH (County Hospital Dist. 4) Commissioner

NORTH COUNTY – There are four candidates for commissioner positions on the North Valley Hospital Board (Okanogan County Hospital District 4), two incumbents, Dick Larson and Lael Duncan, they are challenged by Rosa Snider and Teresa Hughes in the Tuesday, Nov. 5 General Election. The Gazette-Tribune asked the candidates to give us a little information about themselves, why they’re running and what issues are important to them.

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Talking with Oroville Mayor and City Council candidates

OROVILLE – All positions open at the top of Oroville city government have challengers this upcoming Tuesday, Nov. General Election. Chris Allen is challenging Chuck Spieth for the top spot at mayor, Russell Round challenges Jon Neal for Position 1 and Paul Bouchard challenges Tony Koepke for Position 2. The Gazette-Tribune asked the candidates to give us a little information about themselves, why they’re running and what issues are important to them.

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Farmland preservation meeting Oct. 3

The Washington State Conservation Commission and the Office of Farmland Preservation invite you to join us for an important strategic discussion on the future of  farmland preservation in our state.  The meeting will be in Okanogan on October 3 from 9am – 12pm at the City of Okanogan Council Chambers located at 120 3rd Ave N in Okanogan.  [...]

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