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DOT officials visit Tonasket council

TONASKET – Two Washington Department of Transportation officials visited the Tonasket City Council during its Tuesday, April 8, meeting. While much of the talk concerned controversial topics such as the oft-discussed Heavy Haul Corridor proposal and the US-97 chip seal project that is getting underway. Local Programs Engineer Paul Mahre and Project Engineer Kirk Berg seemed to have more commonalities than differences with the council and mayor, who have been critical of work and plans for US-97 through town that they feel don’t address the city’s actual needs.

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Oroville Council updated on blues festival

OROVILLE – Vicki Hinze was on hand at the Tuesday, April 15 Oroville City Council meeting to report on progress regarding the upcoming Rally at the Border Blues Fest scheduled for Saturday, May 17.

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Kylee Davis 2014 May Festival Queen

OROVILLE – This year Kylee Davis, daughter of Ray and Nina Davis, will be crowned Oroville’s May Festival Queen. She will serve with fellow OHS junior Bethany Roley, daughter of Ross and Nysa Roley as May Festival Princess.

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‘The Salmon People’ focus of museum exhibit

“The Salmon People: Stories Tell the Past” is the focus of the 2014 exhibit at the Oroville Depot Museum. The peoples who spoke dialects of the Okanogan language lived from Wenatchee to Endby, B.C. They have a story of their own prior to the coming of European settlement.

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Oroville plans spring clean-up

OROVILLE – Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth has declared the week of April 21 through 25 as the annual Oroville Spring Clean-up.

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Trail groups applaud mining company, trailhead donors

OROVILLE – The latest newsletter from the Pacific Northwest Trail Association is expressing gratitude to Echo Bay Minerals for the purchase of property near the Whistler Canyon Trailhead which the county was selling.

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Outpouring of support

Young couple overwhelmed by donations after Bonaparte Lake Resort fire BONAPARTE LAKE – Most lessons on what is truly important in life come in the form of trials and tribulations that test the spirit. Joey Dunkin and Halla Fuhrman have been living that experience these past few days after the Bonaparte Lake Resort cabin that [...]

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THS Winterfest, March 3-7

TONASKET – Tonasket High School’s Winterfest Celebration will be March 3-7. Planned activities are as follows: Dress-up Days Monday, March 3: Class Color Day 9th grade wear Green, 10th wear Blue, 11th wear Purple 12th wear Pink Tuesday, March 4: Twin Day Wednesday, March 5: Superhero/Villain Day Thursday, March 6: Nationality Day Friday, March 7: [...]

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Fest, but no fish

Third straight skunking prompts change MOLSON – The fish were biting at Sidley and Molson Lakes. Two weeks ago, anyway. By the time the Northwest Ice Fishing Festival commenced Saturday, Feb. 15, the 5,000 or so Rainbow Trout that had been planted and nurtured through the winter had done their vanishing act for the third [...]

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19th Annual Talent Show at the CCC

Scenes from the 19th Annual Talent Show at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket on Saturday, Feb. 8.

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