Tonasket to get highway and sidewalk improvements in 2013

TONASKET – Saving the good news for last at the Tuesday, March 27 Tonasket City Council meeting, City Clerk Alice Attwood informed the mayor and council that the state Department of Transportation plans major improvements to the highway and handicapped ramps next year.

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Two from Oroville arrested on drug charges

OROVILLLE – Members of the drug task force and local law enforcement arrested a man and young woman Wednesday on suspicion of dealing drugs from an Oroville residence.

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Marijuana Roundtable in Tonasket Friday

The March 30th Friday Night Coffeehouse at the Tonasket Community Cultural Center will include a roundtable discussion about marijuana.

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Go fly a kite this Saturday

OROVILLE – Oroville’s fifth annual Kite Day will be held at the Bud Clark Ballfields on Saturday, March 31, starting at 10 a.m.

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Tonasket's Cierra Williams (shown performing at a high school event last month) will be one of 15 finalists vying for top honors on Saturday at the Nashville Country Star state finals at the Omak PAC. Photo by Brent Baker

Cierra Williams shoots for Nashville Star prize

TONASKET – It’s a fortunate person who can turn their passion into their profession.

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STP grant for Cherry and Central Street paving

OROVILLE – Oroville will receive over $400,000 from the Federal Highway Administration to improve Central and Cherry Streets.

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Oroville keeps moratorium on pot dispensaries, co-op grows

OROVILLE – The state might say it’s legal, but as far as the feds are concerned marijuana, medical or otherwise, is still verboten.

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New NVH program provides low-cost health services

NVH program provides low-cost health services

TONASKET – The staff and board of directors of the North Valley Hospital District have long sought a way to provide service to patients that would reduce health care costs for the hospital and patients alike.

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Lisa Lindsay capturing an ill red-tailed hawk.

OWL offers animal rehabilitation, education

OROVILLE – Lisa Lindsay has started a wildlife education and rehabilitation center in Oroville she calls the Okanogan Wildlife League.

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Concern expressed to board over coach’s resignation

TONASKET – Teresa Hawkins expressed her concern over the resignation of varsity basketball coach Glenn Braman during the public comment portion of the Tonasket School Board meeting on Monday, March 12.

Hawkins, wife of longtime varsity football coach Jay Hawkins, said she was concerned that the direction of the school district concerning its coaches was taking an ugly turn.

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