Community

Videographer brings talents home with local films

TONASKET – Jeremiah Lofthus of Volente Videography created a video of Tonasket residents being asked on Sept. 15 to predict the first day an inch of snow would be on the ground this year.

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Several opportunities to attend candidate forums

OKANOGAN COUNTY – Local community forums provide an opportunity to learn about the candidates before you mark your ballot and there are several opportunities this month to meet and listen to the candidates running for local office.

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Slideshow: Seen at the Okanogan County Fair 2016

Seen at the Okanogan County Fair 2016

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Oroville Housing Authority has new director

Sue Edick brings years of experience to job OROVILLE – Sue Edick has taken over the job of executive director of the Oroville Housing Authority, which manages low-income and agriculture housing in Oroville. Edick started the job on Monday, Sept. 19, taking over for Cheryl Lewis who has retired from the position, but has agreed [...]

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Candidates Forum in Oroville, Oct. 6

OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Candidate Forum on Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at Vicki’s Backdoor Club.

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Cheryl Lewis stepping down as Oroville Housing Director

OROVILLE – She says it’s hard to let go, but after 20 years Cheryl Lewis has stepped down as the Executive Director of the Oroville Housing Authority.

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Rail History tour leads to Oroville

Over 50 members of the Great Northern Railway Historical Society took a detour following their national convention in Spokane this month to follow the historic path of the railway in a three- day circle tour.

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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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