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Tonasket City Council special meeting for Bonaparte Creek water / sewer update

TONASKET – A special meeting of the Tonasket City Council will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, 6:30 p.m., at the City Hall, 209 S. Whitcomb Avenue. The purpose of this meeting is to update the residents of the Bonaparte Creek and Mill Drive area on the Bonaparte Creek Sewer Extension and Water System [...]

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Rollover accident on Eastlake Rd. sends two to hospital

OROVILLE – Two Oroville men were involved in a rollover accident on Eastlake Rd. early Sunday morning and the sheriff’s department suspects the cause was excessive speed – attempting a 25 mph corner at more than 70 mph.
Okanogan County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a one vehicle rollover accident near 48 Eastlake Rd. east of Oroville on Sunday morning. It appeared the vehicle accident had occurred Saturday night, sometime after midnight

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Tonasket FFA Delo tractor in contest – full press release

Public to Vote for Best Video in 2012 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition The Tonasket FFA recently entered the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition. Its video, and the public’s opportunity to vote, can be found here. Below is the full press release with contest details from Chevron. ___ SAN RAMON, CALIF., Sept 6, 2012 – Chevron Products Company, [...]

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Open house Sept. 19 to discuss US 97/Cameron Lake Road intersection

Public invited to give feedback on roundabout, other design options OKANOGAN – Improvements are on the way for the busy US 97/Cameron Lake Road intersection – and local residents and drivers are invited to share their thoughts on several design options at an open house on Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. [...]

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Commissioner candidate Campbell opposes proposed Hwy. 97 roundabout

OKANOGAN – Ray Campbell, Republican candidate for Okanogan County Commissioner District 2, announced his opposition to the proposed roundabout at the junction of Highway 97 and Cameron Lake Rd./Armory Junction Rd. The roundabout, which the candidate says would require a severe reduction in speed on our major transportation highway, is being proposed by the state [...]

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Central Ave. and Cherry St.

Oroville and U.S. Border Patrol come to an agreement on water

Central and Cherry resurfacing project to begin April 2013 OROVILLE – After several months of back and forth, the Oroville City Council authorized Mayor Chuck Spieth to sign an agreement with U.S. Border Patrol to supply water to their new multi-million dollar facility north of the city. The city had a letter from the U.S. [...]

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Film shot in Palestine highlights Peace Day in Tonasket

TONASKET – The premier showing for North-Central Washington of the film “5 Broken Cameras,” will be the main attraction of the Third Annual International Peace Day program in Tonasket on Friday, Sept. 21 at the Community Cultural Center. An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, “5 Broken Cameras” is a deeply personal, first-hand [...]

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Tonasket School board hears transport request from Peaceful Valley Christian School

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board heard a request from the Peaceful Valley Christian School at its Monday, Sept. 10 board meeting, which asked that a pair of students be allowed to utilize the district’s bus transportation. The students live on Toroda Creek Road, outside of Wauconda. District transportation director Jeff Yeckel was approached by Peaceful [...]

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Smoky air brings health risks

YAKIMA – Smoky skies continue to blanket much of Central and Eastern Washington as a number of fires burn from the Canadian border to the Columbia River border with Oregon. Smoke from the lightning-sparked wildfires is gathering in the foothills and valleys of the Cascade Range around Wenatchee, Ellensburg and Yakima and the ranges around Spokane, Clarkston and elsewhere in the Columbia Basin.

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Okanogan County Fair underway

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