Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb

Tonasket City Council hears water woes

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council’s Nov. 10 meeting was advertised as the Final Budget Hearing for the 2016 Budget, but had just a few more loose ends to tie up before putting the final stamp of approval on it; including final decisions on how to distribute Hotel/Motel Tax funds.

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Comancheros crown Trinity DeJong 2015 Rodeo Queen

TONASKET – The Tonasket Comancheros crowned a new queen Saturday (Nov. 14) evening at their annual Rodeo Queen and Sponsor Appreciation dinner.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
Ernesto Eduardo Mendez Leon, 21, Okanogan, pleaded guilty Nov. 10 to residential burglary, third-degree malicious mischief and third-degree theft. Mendez Leon was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 184 days suspended, and fined $1,110.50 for the May 28 crimes.

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Ornamental Change

Members of Oroville Streetscape and other volunteers have been changing the color of the lightbulbs on the Oroville Community Christmas decorations to make the lighted poinsettias more recognizable this holiday season.

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Tonasket man takes life after 11 hour standoff

Edward John Thomas, 52, of Tonasket is dead after a self-inflicted gunshot wound that ended an 11-hour standoff with Okanogan County Sheriff’s deputies Friday, Nov. 13.

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Tonasket Middle School introduces parents to the Leader in Me

TONASKET – Tonasket Middle School Principal Jay Tyus and Counselor Josh Thayer held their first Leader in Me Parent Night Wednesday, Oct. 28, to introduce parents to the program’s concepts and how those ideas can be reinforced at home.

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Oroville Police get better connected

OROVILLE – Oroville Police Chief Todd Hill requested a change in cell phone service and equipment at the Nov. 3 council meeting that will help his officer’s stay better connected when out on patrol.

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Pedestrian killed on Hwy. 97 south of Oroville

OROVILLE – A pedestrian was struck and fatally wounded the evening of Monday, Nov. 9, around 7:30 p.m. when he walked onto Highway 97 and was struck by a southbound car.

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Election Update: Looks like Tonasket Parks & Rec. District has approval of voters

OKANOGAN – Even after two ballot counts, approval of the Tonasket Parks and Recreation District seems assured and two incumbent school directors may have lost their seats on their boards if the follow-up ballot counts continues along the same lines as the election night count and the second count on Friday.

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Deer causes temporary lane closure on Hwy. 97

TONASKET – A semi-tractor trailer carrying a load of white rock left the road after a deer hit by a car in the northbound lane flew through the truck’s windshield near Janice Bridge south of Tonasket.

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