TONASKET – The construction of the second floor at North Valley Hospital should be completed in early May, NVH facilities manager John Boyd reported at the Thursday, Feb. 9 hospital board meeting.
OROVILLE – Joseph Enzensperger approached the Oroville City Council to ask that they consider opposing Okanogan County PUD’s current plan to generate hydroelectric power at Enloe Dam because of the high cost and potential to dewater the Similkameen Falls below.
OKANOGAN – After 19 years on the bench, Judge Jack Burchard has announced that it is time to retire and he will not be seeking a sixth term.
- OROVILLE – Two juniors at Oroville High School are vying for the title 2012 May Festival Queen this year – Dayna Roley and Ali Miller.
OROVILLE – A small pickup rear-ended one of the Oroville Head Start buses on the Hwy. 97 bridge south of here sending six people, including three children, to the hospital around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7.
Although only three people were listed as injured at the scene, the others were sent to North Valley Hospital as a precaution, according to the Washington State Patrol report filed by Sgt. M. Saunders.
The small 2006 GMC school bus was being driven southbound on Hwy. 97 when the driver, Charity R. Sutton, stopped for the railroad crossing to check for the train when the bus was hit from behind by Cassandra G. Snider who was driving southbound in a 1979 Chevrolet Luv pickup.
Oroville and Tonasket M&amp;O Levies pass easily
- OKANOGAN – Voters sent local school districts a Valentine’s present Tuesday, approving Maintenance and Operations Levies by well over the margins needed to pass.
- In order to approve the levies they must receive at least 50 percent of the votes in favor. In Oroville’s case, the voters gave a resounding “yes” with a supermajority of 63.31 percent and in Tonasket it was 58.18 percent, according to the unofficial election day tally.
OROVILLE – This month’s regular membership meeting of the Oroville Chamber will be today, Thursday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. at the Shop Tavern.
OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Assessor, Scott Furman, is reminding everyone that owns a business, ranch, farm or orchard in in the county that they are required by state law to provide the assessor with an itemized list of all personal property as of Jan. 1 of each year.
NORTH COUNTY – Voters in the Tonasket and Oroville School Districts have been asked to approve two-year Maintenance and Operations levies to replace levies approved in 2010.
MOLSON – The 2012 North Central Washington Ice Fishing Festival will be the Saturday of Presidents’ Day Weekend, Feb. 18 at Molson.