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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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Tonasket approves street vacation

TONASKET – A public meeting was held requesting vacation of a portion of the First Street right-of-way between the alley and Tonasket Ave. South, blocks 13 and 14 at the July 26 Tonasket City Council meeting. The council approved the ordinance following a review by Permit Administrator Christian Johnson, with the city retaining a general municipal easement for the existing utilities. The request was presented by attorney Dale Crandall for owners Bob and Margaret Hirst, which will make the property more handicap accessible.

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Tonasket City council hears presentation on Enloe Dam

TONASKET – Dan Isaac of Tonasket and Oroville’s Joseph Enzensperger presented a report on the economic risks of Enloe Dam to the Tonasket City Council Tuesday, July 26. Mayor Patrick Plumb gave them the floor for a long and fact-filled presentation before telling them he was offended by their request for support, due to possible contamination of Tonasket’s water should the dam be removed.

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