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More cougar sightings in Oroville

OROVILLE – The Oroville Police Department is reporting residents have sighted a cougar and possibly a cub in the Highland Drive/Summit Drive/Deerpath area.

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Ecology ends burn bans in Okanogan County

OLYMPIA – Effective 10 a.m. Feb. 5, 2013, the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) will end the Stage 1 burn ban in Okanogan County.

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Stage 1 burn ban called in Okanogan County

YAKIMA– A Stage 1 burn ban will go into effect at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, in Okanogan County, according to the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology), and will continue at least until 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, when it could be called off or extended. Air quality is expected to deteriorate through much of the weekend.

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Tonasket Kiwanis Groundhog Dinner this Saturday

TONASKET – The 29th Annual Tonasket Kiwanis Club Groundhog Dinner will be this Saturday, Feb. 2 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Tonasket High School Commons.

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Oroville (Wash.) School District Superintendent Steve Quick

Oroville School Board renews Supt. Quick’s contract

OROVILLE – After returning from executive session to evaluate Superintendent Steve Quick, the Oroville School Board announced they would be renewing his contract for a three-year term.

“I move to approve Mr. Quick’s three-year contract as written,” said School Director Amy Wise at the board’s meeting Tuesday, Jan. 29.

The renewal includes an increase in pay of $2,000 each of the next three years.

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Tonasket Kiwanis Groundhog Dinner this Saturday

TONASKET – The 29th Annual Tonasket Kiwanis Club Groundhog Dinner will be this Saturday, Feb. 2 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Tonasket High School Commons. The event began in the church in Ellisforde but they didn’t have enough space or people to put it on so the Tonasket Kiwanis took it over [...]

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Wolves emotional issue for many Eastern Washingtonians

Last week we ran an article on Rep. Joel Kretz’ efforts to introduce legislation to reintroduce wolves to the west side of the state. Although sounding somewhat tongue-in-cheek, the Seventh District legislator from Wauconda is completely serious about the issue. If Western Washington legislators are going to sing the economic and environmental benefits of having [...]

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Revamped veterans memorial approved at park

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council gave tentative approval to a new, larger memorial at the city’s Veterans Memorial Park.

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Tonasket Chamber installs officers, bestows annual awards | Slideshow

TONASKET – The Tonasket Chamber of Commerce officially installed its new officers and presented its annual awards Thursday, Jan. 24, at its annual banquet and fundraising auction. The U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Project was announced as the Organization of the Year. II Sisters Video and Licensing was named Business of the Year. Scott Smith was [...]

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Kinross updates on impact of gold mine, future plans

OROVILLE – A representative of Kinross Gold Corporation’s Kettle River-Buckhorn Project appeared before the Oroville City Council to discuss the mine and mill’s impacts on Oroville and Okanogan and Ferry Counties.

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