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Tonasket renews agreement with hospital for MRI Trailer

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council agreed to renew the franchise agreement with North Valley Hospital allowing them the public right of way to locate and operate their Mobile MRI Trailer.

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Tonasket ballfields may see upgrades

TONASKET – Representatives of the Tonasket Youth Baseball Association appeared before the Tonasket City Council Tuesday, March 8, to present plans for upgrading the baseball fields at Chief Tonasket Park.

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North Valley Hospital buys into Lean Six Sigma program

TONASKET – “Lean Six is a crucial part in the success of any hospital; reimbursement is getting less and less. We need to look at ways to minimize waste,” said NVH CEO Mike Zwicker, as he asked the board to “move forward with a commitment in change in culture

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Oroville to move police station to old Border Patrol office

OROVILLE – After thinking that the opportunity had slipped away, Oroville is now the proud owner of the old U.S. Border Patrol Station on Main Street.

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Tonasket won’t participate in Fire Economic Recovery Strategic Plan

TONASKET – Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb was sorely disappointed when a motion he put before City Council members failed for a lack of votes. The motion called for paying the NCW Economic Development District $2500 to be part of a data collection survey called the Okanogan County Fire Economic Recovery Strategic Plan.

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NVH partners with Oroville and Tonasket schools for career exploration

TONASKET – Tonasket and Oroville High Schools have partnered with North Valley Hospital (NVH) to provide career exploration opportunities to students.

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Oroville to loan building inspector to Omak

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council agreed to share Building Inspector Christian Johnson’s services with Omak while their building inspector recovers from a fall from the room of a business.

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NVH moves forward with geothermal plans

TONASKET – Representatives Jason Schmidt and Casey McGourin from McKinstry, an energy services company hired by North Valley Hospital, presented updates on Phase 2 of the project at the hospital’s board meeting Thursday, Feb. 11. Also in attendance was Kirsten G. Wilson, PE (Professional Engineer) from the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services’s Energy Program.

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City Planner Danison briefs Tonasket council on projects

TONASKET – City Planner Kurt Danison shared positive news with Tonasket City Council members after meeting with the Utilities and Transportation Commission and Railroad representatives Wednesday, Feb. 3.

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Narya Naillon selected as 2016 May Festival Queen

OROVILLE – “I am so grateful to get the chance to get the chance to represent the town as queen. It is a truly and amazing place to grow up and I am proud to have this opportunity. I’m so excited,” said Narya Naillon, about being selected this year’s 2016 May Festival Queen.

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