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Riverside woman fatally shot; two arrested on drug charges

RIVERSIDE – A woman found shot in Riverside later died of her wounds after being transported to Mid-Valley Hospital on Monday, July 17.

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Oroville will continue to be part of area drug task force

The Oroville City Council has agreed to join with the local drug task force for another year, but questioned the entities apparent lack of activity in the area the last few years.

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Oroville council discusses hazards of storing bins in town

OROVILLE – After repeated complaints that little is done to control dust at a lot used to store apple bins, the Oroville City Council is considering an ordinance to move the bins out of the city limits.

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Tonasket District welcomes new forest ranger

TONASKET – The Tonasket Ranger District has welcomed the new ranger, Dale Olson, to the area.

Olson, with 23 years of working for the U.S. Forest Service, has moved to Tonasket from Donnelley, Idaho, where he lived, and New Meadows, Idaho, where he worked.

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Several area farmers, many of them from the Okanogan Highlands, attended the meeting on canola and camelina production held at the Chesaw Rodeo Hall on Wednesday, July 14. They learned that they could grow about 1000 pounds of camelina per dry land acre a

Farmers learn potential for growing canola and camelina

CHESAW – Based on the momentum and a great desire to see local economies change for the better, a growers’ meeting took place on July 14 at the Chesaw Rodeo Hall regarding the process of growing canola and camelina as a rotational crop.

Tim King of Carbon Technology Transfer Center, wants to bring a canola press to Oroville to process oil from surplus canola crops currently grown in Canada. He also wants to gauge the interest in growing canola and camelina locally. He and John Sheldon, representing the Great Plains Camelina Group, spoke to the farmers about the potential for growing canola and camelina as a sustainable cash crop and improving crop yield for other crops with the added benefit of enriching the farmer’s soil. King and Sheldon discussed the ins and outs of growing the canola and camelina.

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Tonasket to host tractor pull Saturday

TONASKET – The Tonasket Rodeo Grounds is hosting a tractor pull event on Saturday, July 24.

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Oroville Heritage Days and Airport Fly-in this weekend

OROVILLE – The Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society is bringing Heritage Days and the Oroville Airport Fly-in this weekend.

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The Beeman Family Reunion at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds over the 4th of July weekend hosted 85 Beemans from around the state and country. There were five generations present, several families and even more Beemans who weren’t able to make it to the reun

Beemans a long-time Tonasket family

The Beeman Family Reunion at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds over the 4th of July weekend hosted 85 Beemans from around the state and country. There were five generations present, several families and even more Beemans who weren’t able to make it to the reun

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A top view of the back room of the Tonasket Community Cultural Center, which has been under construction since the end of May to improve the heating and cooling system, replace the walls, windows and floors and to build a new stage.CCC mid-way through con

CCC mid-way through construction

TONASKET – Construction on the Community Cultural Center began at the end of May and the building is mid-way through the project.

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Sweet cherries being harvested in the north county

OROVILLE – Cherry harvest is underway in the North Okanogan with Lapins and Rainiers the main varieties being picked right now.

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