County gives Tonasket Medical Services bid to Lifeline

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Commissioners Jim DeTro, Sheila Kennedy and Ray Campbell awarded the bid for ambulance services in Tonasket to Lifeline last Friday (June 17).

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Geo-thermal Forums not well attended

NORTH COUNTY – North Valley Hospital held two community forums in Oroville and two in Tonasket last week to answer any questions the public might have about the geo-thermal project the hospital district is in the process of implementing for their heating and cooling needs. Three of the forums had zero attendance and two people attended the fourth one, held Wednesday, June 8 at the Tonasket Senior Center.

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Molson Midsummer Festival this Saturday

MOLSON – The community of Molson would like to invite everyone young and old, to come to the June 18 Molson Midsummer Festival, a Molson summer fun day that has something for everyone.

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Father’s Day Fly-in planned for this weekend

The 27th Annual Tonasket Fathers’ Day Fly-in is scheduled for June 18th and 19th. This Fly-In has become one of the events in the Tonasket area that the general public looks forward to every year. The main activities are a Saturday evening steak BBQ and a Sunday morning breakfast organized and staffed by members of the Tonasket Airport Improvement Club and other volunteers.

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County Commissioners to put Tonasket EMS services out to bid

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Commissioners issued a Request for Qualifications from potential vendors to take over Tonasket Emergency Medical Services (EMS), with plans to put it out to bid June 17.

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Oroville annexation hearing draws some complaints

OROVILLE – Oroville held a public hearing on the proposed annexation of more of the Oroville Reman and Reload company into the city at the council’s Tuesday, June 7 meeting.

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Gebbers Farms and Chelan Fruit step in to help Gold Digger growers, workers

OROVILLE – While Gold Digger Apples was basically shut down due to a $18.6 million bank loan being called and the company filing for bankruptcy, workers and growers were pleased to get back to work just in time for cherry harvest after others in the industry stepped in to lend a hand.

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Gold Digger Apples files for bankruptcy

OROVILLE – One of Oroville’s largest employers, Gold Digger Apples Inc., filed for bankruptcy protection in federal district court in Spokane last Thursday, May 27, while U.S. Bank seeks more than $18 million loan repayment.

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Esther Caton named Grand Lady of Founders Day

Esther Caton has been selected as the 2016 Founders Day Grand Marshal. A Tonasket native, Caton still lives on the family homestead up Pine Creek where she was raised.

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Mayor Chuck Spieth

Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth loses battle with health issues

OROVILLE – The sad news that Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth had succumbed to pneumonia after battling cancer was shared at the Tuesday, May 16 city council meeting

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