Tonasket Winterfest and Oroville Christmas Tree Lighting kick off the holidays.
OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council approved a $7,832,893 budget, over one million dollars less than the current year, at their Tuesday, Dec. 2 council meeting.
TONASKET – For the third straight year, there was just one candidate for the Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo Queen title.
That didn’t lessen the smile on Sarah Quinlan’s face as she was crowned 2015 Miss Tonasket Rodeo by 2014 Queen Brisa Leep at Saturday’s Tonasket Comancheros Rodeo Club dinner and coronation ceremony.
TONASKET – North Valley Hospital District Administrator Linda Michel tendered her resignation to the NVH Board of Commissioners Thursday, Dec. 11, following a lengthy executive session at the end of that evening’s board meeting.
TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council agreed on a plan to settle the salaries of city employees for 2015, voting unanimously on Tuesday, Nov. 25, to adopt Council Member Scott Olson’s compromise plan that adopted features of a pair of proposals sitting before the council.
NORTH COUNTY – The weatherman is predicting warmer temperatures by this week’s end which promises better weather for the annual kick offs to the holiday season by the communities of Tonasket and Oroville. For Tonasket that means Winterfest, which starts on Friday, Dec. 5 and carries over to Saturday and for Oroville it is the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and lighted tractor parade on Saturday, Dec. 6.
TONASKET – A year ago, Tonasket School District voters rejected a $6 million, 10-year bond that would have helped alleviate overcrowding, built a new Alternative/Outreach school and upgrade athletic facilities that in some cases pose safety hazards to participants.
OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council heard several items from Chris Branch, the city’s director of Community Development, at their Tuesday, Nov. 18 council meeting.
OROVILLE – Free Thanksgiving dinners are being offered in Oroville and Chesaw this Thursday and everyone is invited to come in and share the holiday with family, friends and neighbors.
OKANOGAN – If Tonasket’s Criminal Justice measure were a horserace, it would be a photo finish and it looks as though the self-imposed tax of 0.1 percent has won not by a nose, but by a whisker.