OKANOGAN – The murder trials for three defendants in a March 2009 murder case have been continued until April 6 while one defendant remains set to begin trial on March 9.
TONASKET – The 26th Annual Tonasket Kiwanis Club Groundhog Dinner will be on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Tonasket High School Commons.
OROVILLE – Oroville is seeking a replacement two-year Maintenance and Operations Levy to fund programs and other educational needs not funded by the state.
The Oroville Chamber of Commerce will be holding their annual Northwest Ice Fishing Festival on Sidley Lake near Molson on Saturday, Feb. 13 this year.
OKANOGAN – The North Valley Hospital District Board met with the Okanogan County Commissioners and county treasurer on Tuesday, Jan. 26 to discuss their plan to pay off the $3.2 million in warrants they owe the county.
TONASKET – The city council, along with the consultant from Highlands Associates, is working on the shoreline master plan.
Kurt Danison gave the council an update on the Okanogan County Planning Commission’s Comprehensive Plan and Critical Mass Plan before talking with them about the shoreline master plan during the meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Danison explained to the council the Early Adopter Grant for the Shoreline Master Plans which are given to cities that adopt their shoreline master plans before 2010.
TONASKET – The Tonasket Chamber of Commerce is looking for a way to welcome travelers through town on their way to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.C. next month.
OROVILLE – Eight Oroville students will accompany OHS teacher George Thornton on a three-week educational and cultural opportunity in the Dominican Republic this March.
TONASKET – The city council is applying for a Community Development Block Grant in order to find funding to extend sewer and water services south of Tonasket.
OROVILLE – Miss Brandy Range was selected as this year’s Oroville May Festival Queen at the Royalty Selection Night held at the OHS Commons Monday, Jan. 18.
Poll of the Week
Should the Oroville School Board have renewed OHS Social Studies Teacher Ryan Frazier's Contract
- Yes, he has made a change in students' lives and got them excited about school (46%, 64 Votes)
- Yes, the board should have gone with Principal Kristin Sarmiento's evaluation and recommendation (25%, 35 Votes)
- I don't have enough information to say one way or another (16%, 22 Votes)
- Yes, with the understanding he address Supt. Steve Quick's concerns (14%, 19 Votes)
- No, the issue went through the superintendent and board and should be dropped there (9%, 13 Votes)
- No, we elect local school boards to make these sorts of decisions for us (8%, 11 Votes)
- No, Supt. Steve Quick recommended the first-year probationary teacher's contract not be renewed (5%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 140