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Petition filed to recall NVH commissioners

TONASKET – Two area residents – Rosa Snider of Oroville and Danny Gratrix of Tonasket – filed a statement on Monday, Feb. 25, with the Okanogan County auditor’s office seeking the recall of the entire North Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners. The statements allege malfeasance (wrongful or illegal conduct), misfeasance (performance of duty in an [...]

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No fish, but most enjoyed annual Ice Fishing Fest

MOLSON – Even a two time previous winner of the Northwest Ice Fishing Festival couldn’t land a fish last Saturday, although she had one on that threw the hook. But that didn’t mean the 86 participants, including 17 kids, didn’t have a lot of fun trying.

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Fit for a Queen

Shelby Scott was crowned the 2013 May Festival Queen at the Royalty Selection Night held last Monday evening in the Oroville High School Commons. Angela Nelson is this year’s May Festival Princess.

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Jet ski races on Lake Osoyoos?

OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce has been approached by a member of the Northwest Jet Sports Association about the possibility of bringing jet ski races to Oroville on Lake Osoyoos. Roger Harnack, publisher of the Omak Chronicle and an avid jet ski enthusiast, was at the Thursday, Feb. 7 meeting of the chamber [...]

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Tonasket fills City Council slot

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council had a full agenda for its Tuesday, Feb. 11, meeting, but before launching into most of it filled a seat that had been empty since Selena Hines resigned in December. Lee Hale was appointed to the vacant seat. The council had received applications from Hale and Sue Edick. After [...]

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Oroville approves small rezone

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council approved a rezone of property from commercial to residential at their Tuesday, Feb. 12 council meeting.

The request for a rezone was submitted by Greg and Charlene Helm on property they own on the south end of town near Gold Digger’s bin storage lot. The issue was discussed by the council and Chris Branch, director of community development, in a closed record hearing presided over by the mayor.

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Omak School Superintendent dies in accident

PATEROS – Omak School Superintendent Dr. Arthur H. Himmler, 68, died when his car left the road, rolled and he was ejected from this pickup truck. Dr. Himmler was on his way to a conference for school administrators from throughout the region. According to the Washington State Patrol Dr. Himmler was driving his 2008 Ford [...]

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Special Meeting of Tonasket City Council

TONASKET – There is a Special Meeting of the Tonasket City Council planned for Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 in the Tonasket City Council room from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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NVH commissioners hear community outcry at board meeting

  TONASKET – Emotions ran high at the North Valley Hospital’s Board of Commissioners meeting on Thursday, Jan. 31, as more than 75 people packed the board room and adjoining offices to express their opinions about the impending closing of the Assisted Living facility. Since the board approved a recommendation to close the facility, effective [...]

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NVH Board of Commissioners issues response

TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners issued a response Tuesday to a statement read by Don Atchison on behalf of the Concerned Citizens for the Tonasket Assisted Living at the NVH Board of Commissioners meeting on Thursday, Jan. 31. That response can be read in its entirety here (links to PDF of original file).

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