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Special three-day filing period

OKANOGAN – There will be a special three-day filing period for offices that no one filed for during the regular filing period or offices with vacancies. The Special Filing Period is May 23 – 25, 2017 and starts at 8 a.m on Tuesday and ends at 4:30 p.m on Thursday.

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May Day 3 on 3 Basketball Classic 2017

Results of the Oroville May Day 3 on 3 Basketball Classic are:

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Runoff raising Osoyoos Lake and nearby river flows

OROVILLE – Water levels in Osoyoos Lake are rising as heavy snowpack in central British Columbia begins to melt. During the runoff season, the lake can rise sharply and cause downstream rivers to flow more swiftly.

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Okanogan County PUD Commissioner Huston elected to nuclear energy facility’s board

RICHLAND, Wash. – Columbia Generating Station stakeholders, representing 92 utilities in six states, elected member utilities and individual officers to the power plant’s participants review board during their public meeting last week in Sunriver, Ore.

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Herbert ‘Herb’ N. Weaver

Herbert “Herb” N. Weaver, 86, of Oroville, Washington formerly of Leetonia, Ohio, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Whimsical Woods’ theme for 83rd Oroville May Festival

OROVILLE – Queen Paz Lopez and Princesses Hannah McCoy and Estifenny Carrillo extend a royal invitation to attend this year’s 83rd Annual Oroville May Festival with events on Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
Criminal
Brandon William Cate, 30, Omak, was found guilty (jury trial) April 12 of two counts each of second-degree burglary and third-degree theft, and one count of third-degree malicious mischief. Cate was sentenced April 19 to 50 months (4.2 years) in prison and fined $800. The crimes occurred Jan. 7.

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North Cascades Highway reopening planned for May 16

DIABLO – It seemed like the winter weather might never end after record rain and snow pounded the state and delayed the reopening of State Route 20/North Cascades Highway. Finally, warmer temperatures, warm rain and sun arrived and should allow crews to reopen the road well ahead of the Memorial Day weekend.

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Sen. Murray writes head of VA with concerns over closure of Veterans Clinic in Tonasket

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Patty Murray from Washington State has written a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulin expressing her concerns over the proposed closure of the Veterans Clinic at North Valley Hospital slated for July of this year.

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National Weather Service warns of small stream flooding

SPOKANE – The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for snowmelt in several areas of Eastern Washington, including Okanogan and Ferry counties.

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