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Prosecutor’s office seeks to elevate charges against murder suspects

OKANOGAN – The prosecutor’s office has filed motions to elevate the charges against three of the defendants in the Michelle Kitterman murder case.

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Bob Drummond, photogrpahed here in 1968, came to Oroville from the silver area of Idaho's Silver Valley and served as school teacher, coach, high school principal and later as district superintendent. Photo courtesy of the Okanogan Borderlands Historical

Drummonds are May Festival Grand Marshals

OROVILLE – This year’s choice of members of the Drummond family as May Festival Grand Marshals is a tip of the hat to Bob Drummond, who started Oroville’s premier annual celebration 75 years ago.

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Drug Free Zone ordinance goes into effect for Oroville

OROVILLE – Oroville Police Chief Clay Warnstaff shared a map with the city council that plots out Oroville’s new Drug Free Zone.

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Tonasket residents celebrate the Earth with Arbor Day Celebration

TONASKET – As Earth Week came to close, Tonasket residents celebrated the earth on Saturday, April 25 with an Arbor Day Celebration and a Plant and Seed Exchange.

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Approximately 400 people gathered at the Okanogan County Courthouse on Wednesday, April 15 for a Tax Day Tea Party. The gathered group heard speeches from several people and carried signs stating things like "Billions for Bankers," and "Common Sense Actio

Tax Day Tea Party gathers crowd at Okanogan County Courthouse

OKANOGAN – Approximately 400 people gathered at the Okanogan County Courthouse for a Tax Day Tea Party on Wednesday, April 15.

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David Eugene Richards, the fourth suspect in the Michelle Kitterman homicide investigation, entered a not guilty plea at his arraignment on Thursday, April 16. Photo by Emily Hanson

Fourth homicide suspect enters not guilty plea

OKANOGAN – The fourth suspect in the Michelle Kitterman homicide investigation entered a not guilty plea during his arraignment hearing in the Okanogan County Jail In-Custody Courtroom on Thursday, April 16.

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Festival still seeking former May Day Royalty

OROVILLE – Oroville’s May Festival Committee is seeking former May Queens and their attendants to help the community celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the town’s annual event.

Past May Day Queens and their Princesses will be given special treatment during this year’s activities, according to Polly Thornton, with the May Festival Committee.

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Lacey K. Hirst-Pavek, 33 of Tonasket, was arrested on March 31 for her alleged involvement in the Michelle Kitterman murder case. OCSO photo

Tonasket suspect allegedly paid $500 to have pregnant woman murdered

TONASKET – Lacey K. Hirst-Pavek, 33, Tonasket, was arrested on March 31 for her alleged involvement in the stabbing death of Michelle Kitterman, Oroville.

Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said Hirst-Pavek was a person of interest from the beginning, but it took time to put the case together.

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Three suspects in Kitterman murder plead not guilty at arraignment

OKANOGAN – Three suspects in the murder of Michelle Kitterman of Oroville pled not guilty in the Okanogan County Jail In-Custody courtroom on Thursday, April 9.

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Oroville gives nod to shortened dock for Sundalia Resort

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council has approved a permit request by Sundalia Resort to build a dock along their shoreline, albeit a somewhat shorter dock than the developer wanted.

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