OROVILLE – The City of Oroville took steps to prepare for flooding by approving a plan to bring in sand to fill sandbags in case the Okanogan and Similkameen Rivers overflow their banks this spring.
TONASKET – Lew Rider, turning 100-years-old, looks back on the events of his childhood and work years.
OROVILLE – John and Joy Lawson have the honor of being this year’s May Festival Grand Marshals and will preside over the Grand Parade.
OROVILLE – May Festival Queen Madison Hatch and Princesses Kelsey Hughes, Naomi Peters and Kylie Richardson invite everyone to celebrate the 77th Annual Oroville May Festival this weekend.
In the article on the Oroville School Board in last week’s print edition we erroneously wrote that the school board tabled the decision on whether to reappoint Carl Iverson as next winter’s varsity high school basketball coach.
TONASKET – A “Learn Before You Burn” presentation from the Washington State Department of Ecology informed attendees to the Green Okanogan Alternative Faire about outdoor burning rules and safety on Saturday, April 23.
TONASKET – One third of the way through 2011, North Valley Hospital District is doing well.
TONASKET – The U.S. Forest Service recently announced that it had awarded more than $122,300 to four Pacific Northwest national forests to support conservation education programs, including almost $11,000 for high school students in low-income areas of the Okanogan Valley studying the effects of the 2006 Tripod Fire.
TONASKET – Pleasant Glade, a green community, was approved by the Tonasket City Council during their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 26.
OKANOGAN – For more than three years a new comprehensive plan has been in the works in Okanogan County, but vehement disapproval from residents has stymied the plan’s adoption.