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Tonasket adopts burn ban and advises against fireworks

TONASKET – In a special meeting of the Tonasket City Council held Tuesday, June 30 at noon, council members made a motion to adopt the burn ban currently in place by Fire District 4, the agency contracted to provide services to the city of Tonasket.

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Filing for Tonasket Parks and Rec District

OKANOGAN – There will be a special three-day filing period for all candidates who want to file for commissioner of the proposed Tonasket Park and Recreation District, according to Chief Deputy Auditor Mila M Jury, an election official for Okanogan County

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Lucky Duck Mining to open store on the Similkameen

OROVILLE – Alan Fisk has been chasing gold on the Similkameen River for nearly two decades, now he wants to help people learn to find gold themselves – not necessarily to get rich, but as an adventure.

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End-of-year enrollment holds steady at Oroville Schools

Kindergarten Round-up numbers down slightly OROVILLE – End of year enrollment at the Oroville School District appears to be about the same as the previous school year. “There’s one more count to go… currently we are at 544 to 546 FTEs, which is about the same as we had at the end of last year,” [...]

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Squatters accused of killing woman with pickup

TONASKET – A man and woman suspected of squatting in an Aeneas Valley home are accused of killing a woman and severely injuring a man by driving over the couple with their pickup on Thursday, June 18

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Molson Midsummer Festival June 20, 2015

MOLSON – The community of Molson would like to invite everyone young and old, to come to the June 20th Molson Midsummer Festival, a Molson summer fun day that has something for everyone.

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Oroville graduate Laura James wins her second Emmy

Seattle-based videographer wins award for work on “Solving the Mystery of Dying Starfish” SEATTLE – Videographer Laura James, a 1900 graduate of Oroville High School, recently won her second television Emmy® Award in Environmental Feature/Segment in the Northwest Region of the U.S. for her underwater video work on Solving the Mystery of Dying Starfish. The [...]

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Oroville seeks Senator’s help regarding old USBP Station

Council considers adoption of ATV ordinance OROVILLE – The City of Oroville would like to take over the old U.S. Border Patrol Station on Main Street, but so far hasn’t had any luck in convincing the General Services Administration to let them use it for more than a police station. “They asked for their key [...]

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Tonasket urges community to get ready for early fire season

TONASKET – Tonasket City Council Member Jill Vugteveen, a USFS employee, reported at the May 25 council meeting it was time to start thinking about fire danger, as “we are about a month and a half ahead of the season. And with the Fourth of July coming up, you have the source to ignite that stuff.”

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Watercross racers hit Lake Osoyoos this weekend

OROVILLE — About 50 watercross race teams are expected to fill Deep Bay Park this weekend for the second Lake Osoyoos Cup.

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