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Former legislator Web Hallauer dies

OROVILLE – Wilbur “Web” Hallauer, former Oroville City Councilman, state representative and state senator, passed away at age 99 in his Oroville home Thursday, Dec. 19.
Although he was born in New York state, Oroville’s elder statesman moved to Washington when he was 12-years-old, settling in Yakima. From there he went to the University of Washington in Seattle and after graduating moved to Oroville to run the family’s fruit processing plant Valley Evaporating Company, making dried apples and other products.

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Oroville Chamber to host ‘A Fine and Pleasant Misery’

OROVILLE – As part of the Northwest Ice Fishing Festival weekend the Oroville Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a performance by Tim Behrens as Pat McMannus in “A Fine and Pleasant Misery.” The show will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb, 15 at the Oroville High School Commons.

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Christmas Goldilocks at CCC

TONASKET – Written and performed by local kids and directed by Diana Luca Brown, “Christmas Goldilocks and the 3 Dragons” will play at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket on Saturday, Dec. 14, 5:00 p.m. There will also be performances Monday at 10:00 a.m. and Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at times when their classmates may [...]

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Tonasket Winterfest | Slideshow

It was cold. Really cold. But there was plenty of Christmas cheer to go around and warm the hearts, if not the bodies, of Tonasket celebrants on Dec. 6 during its annual Winterfest celebration. Visitors from Tonasket’s sister city of Princeton, B.C., added to the festivities.

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Tonasket Council weighs taxes vs. services

Approves ad valorem hike, debates utility tax TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council, which is still attempting to finalize its 2014 budget, worked at its Tuesday, Nov. 26, meeting to strike the balance between maintaining services that are costing more to provide with the community’s desire not to have taxes raised. Even with a tax [...]

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Oroville offers winter weather reminder

OROVILLE – The City of Oroville has issued a reminder to all property owners/renters with sidewalks abutting their property in the Oroville City Limits.
According to Ordinance #570 all property owners with sidewalks abutting their property are responsible for keeping the sidewalks free of snow and ice.

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Preliminary NVH budget approved

TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners, with a healthy crowd in attendance, approved its 2014 preliminary budget at its Thursday, Nov. 14, meeting. As discussed at the Oct. 31 meeting, Chief Financial Officer Helen Verhasselt presented a budget designed to stem consistent financial losses in the districts Long Term Care division. NVH [...]

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Akin’s Harvest Foods to sponsor tractor parade

OROVILLE – This year the annual Oroville Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Centennial Park. It will be be preceded by a Christmas Tractor Parade down Main Street.

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Pool, infrastructure, dominate Tonasket Council talk

TONASKET – Discussion about the future of the Tonasket Municipal Swimming pool continued at the Tuesday, Nov. 12, city council meeting after the council had had a chance to review a book-length report completed by Pool World of Spokane at its behest.

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Capital Christmas Tree rolls through Tonasket

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree passed through Tonasket on Wednesday, Nov. 6, to the delight of much of the Tonasket School District students, who lined the hill along SR-20 to catch a glimpse of the caravan on its way to Washington, D.C. This year’s tree grew on the Newport District of the U.S. National Forest [...]

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