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Okanogan Watch honored by Coalition for Open Government

OKANOGAN – The Washington Coalition for Open Government presented Okanogan County Watch with a Key Award for advocacy of open government in Okanogan County. The award was presented at Tuesday, April 10 at the county commissioners’ hearing room in Okanogan.

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GO Fundraiser: THE LOOK OF TRASH

TONASKET – The Trashion Show is coming back for a second year following last year’s success as a fundraiser for the Green Okanogan Recycling Center (GO Recycle).

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Medication Disposal Site opened

OROVILLE – A Medication Disposal drop box was recently installed at the Oroville Police Station on the 11th Avenue side. The drop box is where old or no longer needed prescription and over-the-counter drugs can be safely deposited.

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Life Jacket Donor Station dedicated at Deep Bay Park

OROVILLE – On Sunday, April 8 the Oroville Border Patrol Station’s Explorer Post dedicate a new life jacket donar station at Deep Bay Park, the second of two they have built for swimmers and boaters on Lake Osoyoos.

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Leah McCormick, Okanogan County Treasurer

First half of property taxes due

OKANOGAN – Leah McCormack, Okanogan County Treasurer, would like to remind all taxpayers that the first half property taxes and irrigation assessments for 2018 are due and must be postmarked by Monday, April 30, 2018.

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Rock slide temporarilty blocks Molson Grade

OROVILLE – A rock slide, which included rocks, dirt and tree debris, blocked the Chesaw Road between Nine Mile Road and Rise Road on Sunday, April 8.

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Oroville Spring Clean-up Week

OROVILLE – Oroville Mayor Jon Neal has declared the week of April 23 – 27 as the annual Spring Clean-up. Residents may schedule pickups by contacting city hall at 509-476-2926. The pickup date will be Wednesday, April 25 and if needed, additional pickup will be on Thursday, April 26. The city will no longer be [...]

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Highland Wonders: Era of Megafires with Dr. Paul Hessburg

TONASKET – The Era of Megafires, a 60-minute multimedia presentation featuring Dr. Paul Hessburg, a Hessburg, a research landscape ecologist with Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station will be held at the Tonasket Community Cultural Center on Friday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m.

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Osoyoos Lake levels are rising at faster rate than last year

OROVILLE – Water levels in Osoyoos Lake are rising as Canadian water managers in Penticton continue to release water from Lake Okanagan to prepare for expected high inflows into the lake from melting snows later this year.

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Snowpack delays road openings and firewood season

OMAK – We rely on National Forests for so much; clean air, water, jobs, food, wood and more. Each year, thousands of people heat their homes with firewood gathered from the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

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