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.
TONASKET – Citing the need to discuss “the elephant in the room,” North Valley Hospital District Administrator Linda Michel outlined a dual plan to cope with continuing financial losses at the North Valley Extended Care nursing home facility at the Thursday, Nov. 13, board of commissioners meeting.
Railroad collector makes donations, including ‘speeder’ to Depot Museum OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council sprinted through their Tuesday, Oct. 4 meeting with the main accomplishment of the night passing a one percent increase in the ad valorem taxes for the 2015 property tax revenues for the city and the EMS Levy. One percent is [...]
TONASKET – With the arrival of Ebola Viral Disease to the United States, North Valley Hospital District is responding quickly with a mandatory education and training session for our nearly 230 member staff. Although the chance of Ebola reaching Okanogan County is unlikely, we feel that it’s very important to circumvent the problems that the Texas hospital incurred with staff being unprepared to handle patients with Ebola and want to mitigate any risk there may be to our staff and community.
Tonasket adopts resolution after Miller visit TONASKET – Tonasket city council member Scott Olson had had questions about Okanogan County’s Emergency Management Plan that he wanted answered before the city signed off on a resolution that would include Tonasket as part of the plan. That was in early September; Emergency Management’s Homeland Security Coordinator, Scott [...]
OROVILLE – Scott Miller, manager of Okanogan County Emergency Management, appeared before the Oroville City Council to discuss the importance of the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan, especially in light of the recent devastating Carlton Complex Fires.