‘.09 money’ to complete stormwater project

TONASKET – Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb said at last Tuesday’s City Council meeting that he would do whatever he could to secure the final five percent of funding needed to complete the 3rd/5th/6th Street stormwater repair project. On Monday, April 15, Plumb said the Okanogan County Board of Commissioners approved the use of $19,510 of [...]

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Arnie Marchand invites you to take ‘A Three Nation Reading Vacation’

OROVILLE – Arnie Marchand has put together a collection of stories he has heard from the Okanogan Country in “The Way I Heard It: A Three Nation Reading Vacation,” a new book recently published by Xlibris books.

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CFO reports on hospital’s financial state

TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital District’s financial situation is gradually improving, reported Chief Financial Officer Helen Verhasselt at the Thursday, April 11, NVH Board of Commissioners meeting.

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May Fest Parade entry forms available

OROVILLE – The 79th Annual Oroville May Festival Parade is Saturday, May 11 and entry forms are available at several locations around town.

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Council hears reports from Public Works, Parks

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council heard reports from the head of Public Works and Parks departments at their Tuesday, April 2 council meeting. In what turned out to be one of the shortest meetings of the year, Superintendent Rod Noel said that he and the Street Committee, Councilmen Ed Naillon and Jon Neal, had [...]

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NVH CEO defends decisions, hospital commissioners

TONASKET – “Yikes.”

That, in a word, was the response of the only person who expressed any interest in buying the financially struggling North Valley Assisted Living facility when he was presented with financial and bond information to examine.

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VA clinic continues growth

TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital District’s VA clinic continues to grow, reported NVH Director of Ancillary Services Noreen Olma at the Thursday, March 28, Board of Commissioners meeting.

Olma said that as of the end of February, there were 569 veterans enrolled in the program

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Meeting to discuss Eastlake Sewer System between Okanogan County Commissioners and Oroville representatives.

County and Oroville come to understanding on Eastlake Sewer

OKANOGAN – Although it still needs to be redrafted, representatives from Oroville and the Okanogan County Commissioners came to an understanding on several points regarding the county’s Eastlake Sewer System.

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Public meeting called to address zebra mussel threat to area waters

OSOYOOS, BC – The Okanagan Basin Water Board, it’s Okanagan WaterWise program and the Town of Osoyoos have teamed up with invasive species experts to hold a public meeting to discuss the potential threat of invasive zebra and quagga mussels infesting valley waters and how to keep them out. The meeting is Thursday, April 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sonora Community Centre in Osoyoos, B.C. at 8505 68 Avenue.

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Seasonal road closures extended on ranger district

TONASKET – In a typical year, many of the winter closures on U.S. Forest Service roads in Okanogan County are lifted at the beginning of April. With this year’s snowpack, some higher elevation closures will need to remain in place for a while longer.

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