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Tonasket School Board addresses technology needs of state testing

TONASKET – The April 13 Tonasket School Board meeting consisted of technology training presented by TSD Technology Surpervisor Jordan Weddle to board members on how to access their new email, with the school switching over from the First Class email system to Gmail May 15. Steve McCullough, who will be the new school superintendent starting in July, was also in attendance.

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North Valley Hospital District still looking for new CEO

TONASKET – Clarice Nelson, reporting for the Long Range Focus committee at the April 9 North Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners meeting said five Skype interviews of hospital administrator candidates were scheduled for the end of March, but two of the candidates had taken other jobs already.

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Firefighters continue to monitor fire near Canadian Border

OROVILLE — Firefighters from the Tonasket Ranger District are continuing to monitor US portion of the small fire at the United States-Canadian Border north of Chopaka Mountain. The fire is under unified command between United States and Canadian Governments. It is on lands managed by the United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management.

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What kind of park do you want? (Vote in the Poll)

OROVILLE – While there has been a big push to make a soccer field out of the new Princes’ Heritage Park, no decision on what kind of park the former bin storage lot will become has been made.

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Seeking input on County Extension Director position

OKANOGAN – The WSU Okanogan County Extension Director’s position is currently vacant. To insure that this position addresses the needs of the residents of Okanogan County, there will be a public meeting on Tuesday, April 14 starting at 6 p.m. in

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Stolen gold dredge leads to two arrests

Charges filed for possession of stolen property, meth OROVILLE – The theft of a gold dredge and sluice led to the arrest of two men on Thursday, April 2 after they were found to be in possession of the items at a Balmes Road residence. In addition, one of the men was charged for possession [...]

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Biochar presentation spurs conversation

More hands on demonstrations planned in future OROVILLE – Biochar – Capturing value from waste biomass by turning it into fine charcoal that can be used for other purposes, was the subject of a presentation made by Gloria Flora in Oroville last week, one of many she is making around the stat. Flora, who owns [...]

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Oroville enrollment drops, but still in line with last year

OROVILLE – The Oroville School Board heard that enrollment had dropped by 11 FTEs between the semesters within the district.

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Hitchhiker robbed at gunpoint on Hwy. 20

TONASKET – A Idaho man who was hitching on Highway 20 outside of Tonasket said he was picked up and later robbed at gunpoint. One of the suspects in the robbery died after being tasered by a law enforcement.

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North Cascades Highway reopened April 3

WINTHROP – In one of the fastest reopening efforts in the North Cascades Highway’s 42-year history, state Department of Transportation crews swung open the winter closure gates to traffic at 10 a.m. Friday, April 3.

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