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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
TONASKET – Mayor Patrick Plumb and all five Tonasket City Council members signed a resolution for maintaining and operating a juvenile detention facility in Okanogan County. The resolution was adopted at the May 10 city council meeting.