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Public hearings for mosquito district, transportation upcoming

TONASKET – Plans for the formation of a mosquito control district that would include Tonasket, Oroville, Omak and Okanogan have moved forward, though there is still no guarantee that a ballot measure will be approved by the Okanogan County Commissioners.

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One last push?

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council approved a plan that all involved hope will be the final step in getting the Tonasket Water Ranch constructed in Chief Tonasket Park sooner rather than later.

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Celebration for Molson School House planned

MOLSON – The Molson School House Celebration will be held on July 26 starting at 10 a.m. in honor of the building’s 100th year. To celebrate there are activities planned at the old brick schoolhouse, which now serves as a museum, and at the Molson Grange Hall, according to the organizers.

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Tractor Pulls and Sock Hop return

TONASKET – Big rigs, smoker tractors, a few semis, local talent and, of course, KXLY television’s Mark Peterson will be returning to Tonasket July 18-19 for the fourth annual Truck and Tractor Pulls.

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Oroville considers Sandalia dock extension

OROVILLE – Representatives of the Sandalia Resort on Lake Osoyoos appeared before the Oroville City Council at their July 1 meeting seeking an extension of their boat dock.

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Alexis to talk traditional medicines at Depot Museum

In conjunction with the current “The Salmon People: Stories Tell the Past” exhibit, Borderlands Historical Society is excited to present an evening with Rose Alexis at the Depot Museum, July 15, beginning at 7 p.m.

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North Valley Hospital, union settle contract

TONASKET – In a sign of the North Valley Hospital District’s improving financial situation, the hospitals union employees will be receiving step increases and other improvements in the three-year contract approved the NVH Board of Commissioners at their Thursday, June 26, meeting.

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Ramsey steps down from Tonasket Council

TONASKET – Eight and a half years proved to be enough for Tonasket Council Member Jean Ramsey.
The longest-serving current council member offered her resignation at the Tuesday, June 24, meeting, effective at the end of June.

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Oroville Community Fireworks Display at Deep Bay Park

OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce is promising more than just a spectacular pyrotechnics for this year’s Community Fireworks Display at Deep Bay Park.

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Barbara Hartman Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo Grand Marshal

Barbara Hartman is this years Grand Marshal for the Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo.
Barb was born 85 years ago in Seattle and went to school through junior high in Molson. She graduated from Snohomish High in 1948, a year later she married Robert Hartman and together

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