TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council approved a CDBG grant to cover the city’s match for the $1.256 million project extending the sewer to Mill Drive area near Bonaparte Creek.
NIGHTHAWK – A small fire spanning the U.S.-Canadian Border was still burning in scattered pine and brush in the hills near the Nighthawk/Chopaka Port of Entry.
The fire, which is believed to have started on Sunday, Sept. 18 had grown to 593 acres on the American side of the border and 50 to 100 acres on the Canadian side, according to Guy Gifford, a fire information spokesman with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
OSOYOOS, B.C. – The Tumbleweed Film Festival is bringing the best rated films (and other new films) from its Oroville film fest to Osoyoos, BC, Sept 22-24.
OMAK – “Leading the Way Towards Economic Recovery” is the theme of the NCW Economic Summit planned for Friday, Sept. 23 at the Omak Performing Arts Center.
FRESNO, Calif. – U.S. Marshals and Fresno Police arrested Nicolas Perez-Patistan, a suspect in the beating death and robbery of a Brewster man back in July.
Perez-Patistan, 25, Brewster, was arrested on a warrant for murder in the second degree. Perez was a fugitive who had fled Okanogan County and was wanted on an outstanding nationwide felony arrest warrant for second degree murder, according to Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers.
“Perez is believed to be involved in the beating and subsequent death of Carlos Porras-Trujillo which occurred on July 17, 2011 near Brewster. Carlos Porras-Trujillo was beaten over the head numerous times with a club and his body was dumped in an orchard. It also appeared that Porras-Trujillo had been robbed,” said Sheriff Rogers.
OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council held a public hearing to discuss a conditional use permit regarding the expansion of Oroville Reman and Reload’s lumber mill operations at the council’s Tuesday, Sept. 6 meeting.
OROVILLE – The state has approved a plan by the Okanogan County Noxious Weed Board to treat Eurasian Watermilfoil in Lake Osoyoos, although in a greatly reduced area then the board previously requested.
OLYMPIA- On Sept. 2 the Washington State Department of Natural Resources increased thefire danger rating from “moderate” to “high” in Ferry and Stevens countiesoutside of Fire Districts 1 and 2 and also put restrictions on severalcampgrounds in Okanogan County.
OROVILLE – The ninth annual Country Celebration, sponsored by the Oroville Community Library Board as a fundraiser for the building fund, will take place at the Oroville Grange Hall this Saturday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m.
OROVILLE – The Old Depot Museum and Oroville Visitor’s Center will close for season Saturday, Sept. 10 at 4 p.m. and both will re-open Tuesday, May 1, 2012.