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Oroville seeks Senator’s help regarding old USBP Station

Council considers adoption of ATV ordinance OROVILLE – The City of Oroville would like to take over the old U.S. Border Patrol Station on Main Street, but so far hasn’t had any luck in convincing the General Services Administration to let them use it for more than a police station. “They asked for their key [...]

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Tonasket urges community to get ready for early fire season

TONASKET – Tonasket City Council Member Jill Vugteveen, a USFS employee, reported at the May 25 council meeting it was time to start thinking about fire danger, as “we are about a month and a half ahead of the season. And with the Fourth of July coming up, you have the source to ignite that stuff.”

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Tonasket Council sets public hearing on Six Year Transportation Plan

TONASKET – Tonasket City Council’s second meeting in June will include a public hearing for the Six Year Transportation Plan. The community is invited to come and express any needs they see at the meeting about roads in the city of Tonasket. The needs are prioritized every year, and filed with county agencies for future funding. The public hearing is set for the June 23 meeting, which begins at 7 p.m.

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Cougar makes an early morning appearance in town

TONASKET – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDF&W) Police received a call about a cougar treed by a dog on Seventh Street in Tonasket Thursday, May 20.

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NVH board appoints new hospital adminstrator

North Valley Hospital (NVH) Board of Commissioners moved to appoint Mike Zwicker of Harlowton, Montana, as CEO-Administrator/Superintendent. The motion was made by Clarice Nelson and seconded by Herb Wandler. The appointment will be acted upon at the next meeting, May 28, with the position commencing May 29. Compensation offered Zwicker includes a salary of $150,500 per year.

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Next fall’s elections should be interesting

OKANOGAN COUNTY – It looks like next fall’s election is shaping up to be an interesting one as several local offices have incumbents facing challengers.

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Slideshow: 2015 May Festival

Oroville’s 2015 May Festival

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County commissioners, not EMS board decides on interlocal agreement

OROVILLE – The Oroville EMS has been struggling about what to do regarding a lack of trained personnel to operate the ambulance and has been considering going to a private company for service

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Oroville May Festival this weekend

OROVILLE – “Red Carpet Magic” is the theme for this year’s Oroville May Festival which marks the 81st Anniversary of the Oroville’s premier annual event.

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Tonasket Library loses Meg but welcomes Sara

TONASKET – Tonasket City Librarian Meg Lange is retiring from an enjoyable career serving readers young, old and in-between.

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