Community

Should have been discussion before cutting down trees

If social media means anything, then Oroville’s school superintendent’s ears are probably burning. He’s getting the brunt of the criticism on facebook since the district decided to cut down a dozen 100-plus-year-old maple trees on the east side of the elementary school.

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N. End Reservoir bids come in over engineers’ estimate

OROVILLE – The preliminary results of the bid to construct a new water reservoir north of Oroville has come in higher than what the city’s engineers, Varella and Associates, had estimated.

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Oroville holds Critical Areas Workshop

OROVILLE – A workshop was held prior to the regular Oroville Council meeting to discuss the various aspects of the city’s Critical Areas ordinance.

Part of the Comprehensive Plan Amendments, the city has been operating under an interim ordinance for several years, renewing with public hearings every six months. Over the past two months Oroville has held public hearings to try and gain final approval for the Critical Areas aspects of the comprehensive plan, a requirement of the state Growth Management Act. However, there has been little to no public participation regarding the ordinance so a workshop was requested by Chris Branch, director of Community Development.

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Slideshow | Fathers’ Day Fly-In views

The 24th Annual Father’s Day Fly-In in Tonasket afforded lots of good food (steak barbecue Saturday night, breakfast Sunday morning) and perfect weather made for great viewing.

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‘Okanogan’ Smith’s burial plot located

SEATTLE – Two years after his death and burial, Hiram “Okanogan” Smith’s mortal remains were disinterred, moved, and lost, until recently.
Oroville researcher Dorothy Petry, working with Seattle’s Lake View Cemetery’s Julie Lundquist, believes Smith’s burial plot has been found.

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Tonasket Middle Schoolers continue pool effort

TONASKET – Tonasket Middle School students are continuing their efforts to raise funds for the city swimming pool, this time by encouraging area residents to vote for the pool project as part of a Coca Cola contest. According to middle school ASB advisor Chasitie Cork, one can participate in the program through this link. Starting [...]

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Slideshow | Tonasket Rodeo opens

The Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo opened Friday, May 31, at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds. Check out the slideshow of the first night of rodeo action. Saturday will not only include the second day of the rodeo, but the annual parade, fun run, and much more.  

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Five VISTA positions open at Tonasket this summer

The VISTA program, a companion program to AmeriCorps, has five positions open in the Tonasket School District this summer, according to VISTA coordinator Bob Ashmore.

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Slideshow | A Legacy for all time

TONASKET – The U. S. Armed Forces Legacy site was dedicated Saturday, May 18, 2013, coinciding with Armed Forces Day. The dedication included a parade through Tonasket and a ceremony at the Legacy site, highlighted by speeches by Captain Alan Walker (U.S. Coast Guard) and Lieutenant Commander Allen Willey (U.S. Navy Civil Engineers). More details [...]

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79th Oroville May Festival this Saturday

OROVILLE – “Paradise in the Valley” is the theme for this year’s Oroville May Festival which pays tribute to Oroville’s location and Lake Osoyoos.

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