Local school levies fair well with voters

Oroville and Tonasket M&O Levies pass easily

OKANOGAN – Voters sent local school districts a Valentine’s present Tuesday, approving Maintenance and Operations Levies by well over the margins needed to pass.
In order to approve the levies they must receive at least 50 percent of the votes in favor. In Oroville’s case, the voters gave a resounding “yes” with a supermajority of 63.31 percent and in Tonasket it was 58.18 percent, according to the unofficial election day tally.

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Oroville Chamber meeting at Shop Tavern, Thursday, Feb. 9

OROVILLE – This month’s regular membership meeting of the Oroville Chamber will be today, Thursday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. at the Shop Tavern.

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Assessor says personal property tax list is due

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Assessor, Scott Furman, is reminding everyone that owns a business, ranch, farm or orchard in in the county that they are required by state law to provide the assessor with an itemized list of all personal property as of Jan. 1 of each year.

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Ballots for Oroville and Tonasket Schools M&O levies due back by Tuesda

NORTH COUNTY – Voters in the Tonasket and Oroville School Districts have been asked to approve two-year Maintenance and Operations levies to replace levies approved in 2010.

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NCW Ice Fishing Festival is Saturday, Feb. 18

MOLSON – The 2012 North Central Washington Ice Fishing Festival will be the Saturday of Presidents’ Day Weekend, Feb. 18 at Molson.

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County draft Recreation Plan available for review

OKANOGAN – The Paths and Trails Committee has developed a draft Recreation Plan that evaluates existing recreation opportunities, reviews public opinion regarding parks and recreation and proposes a six-year action plan and other related items that the county wishes to pursue.

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Kyle A. Snyder

Suspect sought in connection with several burglaries arrested

EAST WENATCHEE – An Oroville man sought in numerous burglary and theft charges in Oroville and Tonasket, including a theft at the Okanogan Eagles is being held in the Chelan County Jail.

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Tonasket, Berghs to move forward with crematory negotiations

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council voted during its Tuesday, Jan. 24, meeting to begin the negotiations with Bergh Funeral Service for the long-term lease of property adjacent to the Tonasket Cemetery for the purpose of building a crematory and columbarium.

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Oroville asked to annex Balmes Road properties

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council received a Letter of Intent to annex properties along Balmes Road, just north of the city limits and across the Okanogan River.

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The spillway at Enloe Dam as viewed from the west side of the river. The dam, originally built in the 1920s, has not produced electric power since the late 1950's. The Dam was constructed on top of a natural 18-foot falls. Photo by Gary DeVon

Study casts doubts on profitability of Enloe Dam hydro project

OROVILLE – Several conservation groups are calling Okanogan County PUD’s attempts at re-starting hydroelectric power generation at Enloe Dam a money losing proposition – now and in the future.

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