Community

LOA would like to form Lake Management District to control milfoil

OROVILLE – The Lake Osoyoos Association is considering starting a Lake Management District to help fund treatment to stem the spread of Eurasian milfoil and other aquatic noxious weeds.

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Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb

Pilot donates radio but gets scolding

TONASKET – Private pilot Dave Hanna appeared before the Tonasket City Council at their Aug. 23 meeting to present a radio to the city to either be placed in the pilot’s lounge of the Tonasket Airport or to be carried by Airport Manager Hugh Jensen to inform pilots when the airport has work being done on the runway.

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North Valley Hospital CFO concerned about financial health

TONASKET – North Valley Hospital Chief Financial Officer Helen Verhasselt reported at the last regular board meeting that as of Wednesday, August 24, the hospital district was about $200,000 short of revenue compared to what was going out in accounts payable and payroll, and that the problem could grow worse over the next few months.

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Commissioner candidates answer questions at forum

OROVILLE – After short introductions, candidates for Okanogan County Commissioner Positions 1 and 2 answered questions at a forum held at the Oroville Grange on Thursday, Aug. 25.

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Oroville approves petition for street vacation

OROVILLE – The city council approved Oroville Reman and Reload’s petition to vacate portions of streets in the heavy industrial area, a prerequisite of a pre-annexation agreement which would allow parts of several streets to be routed so that only heavy industrial traffic is allowed in certain areas and residents living nearby use an alternate route.

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Tonasket woman dies in motorcycle accident

Tammy Clark fondly remembered by close friends, community “She was a dedicated wife and mother, very in love with her husband and proud of her sons. Her smile always lit up the room and she was always smiling.” Cristina Del Rosario, Co-worker Family Health Center MOLSON – Tonasket resident Tammy Clark, 45, was killed Wednesday, [...]

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North Valley Hospital makes new staff hires

TONASKET – North Valley Hospital hired three new staff members, two in the Rehab department as well as a dietitian.

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Oroville extends hearing on street vacation until next meeting

OROVILLE – After some discussion at the Tuesday, Aug. 2 council meeting, Oroville will take up the matter of street vacation near Oroville Reman and Reload at their next public meeting.

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Update: Asmussen and Kester still lead in race for PUD Commissioner #3

OKANOGAN – Jerry D. Asmussen and Aaron Kester were the two top vote getters for the office of Okanogan County PUD Commissioner, District 3, in last Tuesday’s primary.

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Garlic Festival promises fun for all ages

TONASKET – Tonasket’s Garlic Festival is back on schedule after having to cancel last year’s event due to wildfires.

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