Community

Oroville sets sights on Well #1 rehab

OROVILLE – Oroville is looking at rejuvenating Well #1, the oldest well in their public water system and hopes to get an energy grant so they can help pay for the improvements, as well as save energy.

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Pool reps appear before Tonasket Council

Norm Weddle and Karen Stangland of the Tonasket Swimming Pool Association appeared before the Tonasket City Council Tuesday, Nov. 24 to announce plans to begin building the pool this coming spring.

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Oroville looking at $7.9 million 2016 budget

OROVILLE – The City of Oroville is looking at approving a 2016 budget of $7,878,862, about $46,000 higher than in 2015, according to JoAnn Denney, City Clerk/Treasurer.

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Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb

Tonasket City Council hears water woes

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council’s Nov. 10 meeting was advertised as the Final Budget Hearing for the 2016 Budget, but had just a few more loose ends to tie up before putting the final stamp of approval on it; including final decisions on how to distribute Hotel/Motel Tax funds.

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Comancheros crown Trinity DeJong 2015 Rodeo Queen

TONASKET – The Tonasket Comancheros crowned a new queen Saturday (Nov. 14) evening at their annual Rodeo Queen and Sponsor Appreciation dinner.

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Ornamental Change

Members of Oroville Streetscape and other volunteers have been changing the color of the lightbulbs on the Oroville Community Christmas decorations to make the lighted poinsettias more recognizable this holiday season.

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Oroville Police get better connected

OROVILLE – Oroville Police Chief Todd Hill requested a change in cell phone service and equipment at the Nov. 3 council meeting that will help his officer’s stay better connected when out on patrol.

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Looks like Tonasket Parks & Rec. District has approval of voters

OKANOGAN – Approval of the Tonasket Parks and Recreation District seems assured and two incumbent school directors may have lost their seats on their school boards if the follow-up ballot counts continues in the same direction as the first count after Tuesday’s General Election.

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Meet your local candidates for school board and city council

This week we ask some of the candidates, especially those that are competing for the same office, to tell us a little about their backgrounds, why they want to be elected and what issues and/or concerns they feel are important to the position they are seeking. Here are their responses in their own words:

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Oroville candidates come together at forum

OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce hosted a candidate’s forum last Thursday evening at Vicki’s Backdoor Club that was well attended by those wanting to get to know a little something about who is seeking to represent them on the Oroville City Council and the School Board.

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