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Supt. Turner to leave Tonasket School District

TONASKET – Tonasket Superintendent Paul Turner will see his tenure with the district end as of the conclusion of the current school year.

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Oroville School District continuing its look at facilities improvement

OROVILLE – The Oroville School Board is continuing to look at ways to use left over money from a three-year capital improvement levy to make repairs to the elementary school roof.

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Oroville approves smaller budget for 2015

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council approved a $7,832,893 budget, over one million dollars less than the current year, at their Tuesday, Dec. 2 council meeting.

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Sarah Quinlan crowned Tonasket Rodeo Queen

TONASKET – For the third straight year, there was just one candidate for the Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo Queen title.
That didn’t lessen the smile on Sarah Quinlan’s face as she was crowned 2015 Miss Tonasket Rodeo by 2014 Queen Brisa Leep at Saturday’s Tonasket Comancheros Rodeo Club dinner and coronation ceremony.

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Flood watch remains in effect until late tonight

NWS SPOKANE 11:50 AM PST THURSDAY DEC 11, 2014
OKANOGAN COUNTY – The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for a portion of North Central Washington, including the east slopes of the North Cascades, the Okanogan Valley and the Wenatchee Area through late tonigh

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Burn ban expires in Okanogan County

YAKIMA – The Stage 1 burn ban in Okanogan, Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas and Klicktiat counties expires at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, according to the Washington Department of Ecology.

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Tonasket Council agrees on COLA/bonus combination

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council agreed on a plan to settle the salaries of city employees for 2015, voting unanimously on Tuesday, Nov. 25, to adopt Council Member Scott Olson’s compromise plan that adopted features of a pair of proposals sitting before the council.

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North County communities to kick off holiday season

NORTH COUNTY – The weatherman is predicting warmer temperatures by this week’s end which promises better weather for the annual kick offs to the holiday season by the communities of Tonasket and Oroville. For Tonasket that means Winterfest, which starts on Friday, Dec. 5 and carries over to Saturday and for Oroville it is the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and lighted tractor parade on Saturday, Dec. 6.

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Tonasket Schools approve $6.98 million bond

TONASKET – A year ago, Tonasket School District voters rejected a $6 million, 10-year bond that would have helped alleviate overcrowding, built a new Alternative/Outreach school and upgrade athletic facilities that in some cases pose safety hazards to participants.

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Ecology issues Stage 1 burn ban

YAKIMA – A Stage 1 burn ban for Okanogan, Chelan, Douglas, Klickitat, Kittitas and Chelan, Okanogan counties was issued for on Monday, Dec. 1 by the Washington Department of Ecology. The ban will remain in place until further notice. Air is expected to remain cold and stagnant over the next few days.

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