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Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb

Tonasket reduces marijuana buffer zones around town

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council voted to adopt an ordinance reducing recreational marijuana buffers zones for marijuana producers, processors and retailers within the city from 1,000 feet to 100 feet from public parks, recreation/community centers, libraries, child care centers, game arcades and public transit centers.

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Fire recovery group to host Arbor Day event

TONASKET – Plant a tree – and get it for free.
In honor of Arbor Day, and in recognition of the loss of countless trees in last summer’s Okanogan Complex fire, the Oroville/Tonasket Long Term Recovery Organization (OLTRTO) is hosting “Growing Forward: an Arbor Day Celebration” at Tonasket’s Triangle Park on Saturday, April 30, 10:00 a.m. – noon. The park is located on Highway 97 at the north end of Tonasket, across the street from Beyers Market.

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Enloe Powerhouse highlighted in state list of threatened historic properties

CHELAN – The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation announced its annual list of Most Endangered Historic Properties in the State of Washington on Monday, April 25. The announcement came during the organization’s This Place Matters reception, held at the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce. The reception is an affinity event hosted by the Washington Trust to kickoff this week’s RevitalizeWA conference in Chelan.

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Planners hear pros and cons of local cannabis industry

“….after two years of working with us, he’s bought his first house. This is testimony to a lot of the farms and everything they’re bringing to the community.” Brandon Stevens, Green Company OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Regional Planning Commission met April 11 at the county fairgrounds Agriplex building to allow for continuation of public [...]

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N.O. Paws can place dogs while awaiting permit hearing

OROVILLE – N.O. Paws Left Behind animal rescue, shut down by the county for not having a permit last week when a neighbor complained, was open to place dogs after getting a temporary permit Friday.

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Oroville School Board selects three finalists for superintendent

OROVILLE – The Oroville School Board has selected three applicants for the Oroville Superintendent position and scheduled a chance for district staff and the public to meet the candidates one at a time on three separate days.

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NCWEDD seeks grant to relocate road in industrial area

OROVILLE – The Economic Development Administration has given verbal pre-approval to an approximately $1.3 million grant to move part of Jennings Loop and Bob Neal Road to aid heavy freight traffic in and around Oroville Reman and Reload.

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Parks & Rec District presents Interlocal agreement to city

TONASKET – Tonasket Parks and Recreation District Board Chair Jordan Weddle presented a first draft of an Interlocal Agreement between the City of Tonasket and the Tonasket Parks and Recreation District at the Tonasket City Council meeting March 22, 2016.

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Jack Hughes ‘Citizen of the Year’

OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce gave out several awards, announced this year’s May Festival Grand Marshals and installed their officers at the annual banquet held last Thursday, March 17 at the Pastime Bar & Grill.

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Tonasket renews agreement with hospital for MRI Trailer

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council agreed to renew the franchise agreement with North Valley Hospital allowing them the public right of way to locate and operate their Mobile MRI Trailer.

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