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Kari Alexander to be front and center for a day as Grand Marshal

TONASKET – It seems to be a recurring theme that some of Tonasket’s most honored citizens are also the people that least like to be at the center of attention.
Kari Alexander, the 2014 Tonasket Founders Day Grand Marshal, fits that mold perfectly.

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Tonasket Mayor, Council spar over comments

TONASKET – Should city resident’s comments count for more than those of non-residents that frequently use city facilities?
Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb and council member Jill Vugteveen differed sharply on that issue during the Tuesday, May 13, city council meeting as they verbally crossed swords over Plumb’s solicitation of Facebook comments regarding the possibility of Tonasket joining a county-wide mosquito district.

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Oroville Council updated on blues fest, projects

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council heard an update of the Rally at the Border Blues Fest planned at the city’s Deep Bay Park on Saturday, May 17, from Vicki Hinze, head of the blues fest committee. “One of the things we are requesting is to put up a two by ten foot Rally at [...]

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NVH warrants continue to sink

TONASKET – North Valley Hospital’s debt to Okanogan County continued its downward trend so far in May, dipping to as low as $369,000 on Wednesday, May 6.

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May Festival

Photos by Gary DeVon

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Commissioners deny hospital consolidation is their goal

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Commissioners are not angling to consolidate the county’s three hospitals, they assured a North County-heavy audience at a session called by Commissioner Sheilah Kennedy on Wednesday, April 30.

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Take a ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ this May Fest

OROVILLE – “Walk on the Wild Side” is the theme for this year’s Oroville May Festival which marks the 80th Anniversary of the Oroville’s premier annual event.

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Thirty-first Annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace

OROVILLE – On Sunday May 11, Mother’s Day, citizens, mothers, families, friends and peace makers from Washington state and British Columbia, will meet at the Oroville/Osoyoos International Border to share our truths, songs and messages of Peace and Justice from 2 – 4 p.m. at this annual event. U.S.

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Wilbur Hallauer

Memorial: Web Hallauer

Life celebration for Web Hallauer from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 25th at Oroville’s Lake Osoyoos Veterans Memorial Park.

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Tonasket grapples with leak charges

TONASKET – The council engaged in a lengthy discussion on how to handle bills for properties that had water leaks that technically are the payer’s responsibility but may have extenuating circumstances involved. A water leak that occurs on the “house” side of the water meter is the homeowner’s (or renter’s) responsibility, while those on the “street” side are the city’s.

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