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The Pastime Bar & Grill will be transforming into a 21-and-over establishment starting this week. There will be new hours and other big changes are in store, like turning the restraunt half into a lounge, with an emphasis on sporting events, like the Seahawks games which will show on a new 110" television. Gary DeVon/staff photo

Pastime Bar & Grill making big changes

OROVILLE – Tim and Dianna Naillon, the owners of the Pastime Bar and Grill, today announced several big changes are in store for the establishment.

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Firewise Workshop Sept. 24

WINTHROP – Okanogan Conservation District, in partnership with Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Okanogan County Fire District 6, is holding a Firewise workshop on Saturday, Sept 24 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Winthrop Ice and Sports Rink located at 208 White Avenue, Winthrop, Wash. Presenters from the conservation district, DNR, [...]

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International board to discuss Osoyoos Lake water levels

OROVILLE – The International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control will hold its annual public meeting to discuss lake levels on Sept. 20, 2016 between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Oroville High School Commons.

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Earthquake shakes Okanogan Valley

OLIVER, BC – An earthquake centered east of Oliver, BC rumbled the Okanogan Valley and shook people on both sides of the border this morning.

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Valley-wide drag racing Rumble re-visits the Osoyoos Airport

OSOYOOS – The Wine Country Racing Association (WCRA) is getting set to host the seventh annual Car Club Challenge. The drag racers invite car clubs from near and far to line ‘em up, race it out and see who takes home the glory for their club.

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Kinross denies responsibility for Buckhorn Mine water pollution

CHESAW – On Aug.18, 2016 Kinross Gold Corporation/Crown Resources Corporation (Crown/Kinross) appealed the Administrative Order (AO) issued by the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology), which requires an action plan by Oct. 31, 2016 that outlines how Crown/Kinross will capture and treat contaminants emanating from the Buckhorn Mine.

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LOA would like to form Lake Management District to control milfoil

OROVILLE – The Lake Osoyoos Association is considering starting a Lake Management District to help fund treatment to stem the spread of Eurasian milfoil and other aquatic noxious weeds.

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Tonasket Schools at full enrollment, turning kids away

Tonasket School District is having to turn away students from out of district, as classes are filling up fast. Enrollment was at 1,176 as of Tuesday, Sept. 6, up at least fifty kids from last year.

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Oroville School enrollment also on the rise

OROVILLE – Under ‘Good News and Announcements’ new Oroville School District Superintendent Jeff Hardesty announced that student enrollment is nearly 50 higher than projected.

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Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb

Pilot donates radio but gets scolding

TONASKET – Private pilot Dave Hanna appeared before the Tonasket City Council at their Aug. 23 meeting to present a radio to the city to either be placed in the pilot’s lounge of the Tonasket Airport or to be carried by Airport Manager Hugh Jensen to inform pilots when the airport has work being done on the runway.

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