News

And so it begins …

Construction began last week on the long-awaited Bonaparte Creek water and sewer project, though just for awhile.

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Tonasket School District capital levy likely to be delayed

Plans to run a capital levy for Tonasket School District’s facility needs will likely be delayed after a facility tour with an architect revealed issues that needed to be considered, said TSD superintendent Paul Turner at the Monday, Sept. 24, school board meeting.

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DNR to hold forest health workshops

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Washington State University Extension (WSU Extension) are hosting three workshops for small forest landowners who have been affected by two insects responsible for most of the forest damage in the region.

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Oroville’s Dorothy Scott Airport abuzz with activity

OROVILLE – Steven Johnston, Oroville’s Airport Services Manager, told the city council that the amount of activity at the airport has been “amazing.” “Throughout late August and September it just seems to be getting busier every day with the number of operations and types of operators,” said Johnston, at the council’s Tuesday, Sept. 18 meeting. [...]

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News Briefs

TONASKET – Is your goal a desire to change or prepare for a new career? Now is your opportunity, apply today for the Nursing Assistant Training Class offered by North Valley Hospital – Extended Care.

The class is scheduled to begin Oct. 2012 and completing in November, leading to employment opportunities in the Extended Care. Pick up an application at North Valley Hospital’s Human Resource Office and return it by Friday, Sept. 28.

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SR97 Roundabout

Controversial SR97 roundabout proposal draws big crowd to DOT Open House

OKANOGAN – A proposal to install a roundabout at the intersection of Highway 97 and Cameron Lake Road drew more than 200 people to an open house at the state Department of Transportation’s nearby maintenance facility Wednesday, Sept. 19.

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President declares major disaster for Washington State, Okanogan County

WASHINGTON, DC – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to Washington to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe storm, straight-line winds and flooding on July 20, 2012. Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments [...]

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Prince's Foods

Prince’s Foods sells to independent grocer John Akins

OROVILLE – Prince’s Foods has been purchased by John Akins, an independent grocer with a family history in the grocery business.

The sale was announced on Wednesday, Sept 15 by Prince’s Foods owners Jim and Ben Prince, and the ownership and management transition will take effect next month on Oct. 15.

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Meet & Greet Roberts

Ballots go out for general election in just one month

OKANOGAN – While the country tries to decide on the next president in the upcoming general election, there are only 30 days before the county sends out ballots and several state and local races need to be decided a well.

Several deadlines are also fast approaching, including the last day for mail-in voter registrations and updates for the Nov. 2 general election. This deadline is Saturday, Oct. 6, but registrations and updates can be filed online as late as Monday, Oct. 8 (Columbus Day). The last day for in-person registration for voters not currently registered in the state for the general election is Monday, Oct. 29.

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Wenatchee Complex fire update

Firefighters have had much success securing fire lines and limiting the spread of fires at the north and east ends of the complex that previously threatened homes in the Wenatchee, Cashmere, Entiat and Chelan areas. These fires include First Creek, Byrd Canyon, Canyons, Poison and Peavine fires. Last night, Evacuation Levels for Granite Falls and First Creek Roads in Chelan County were reduced from a Level 3 to Level 2. Despite these successes, the dynamic fire situation continues to present challenges to firefighters. Fires have grown in size in the high country near Lake Wenatchee (Sears, Basalt and Maverick fires), in the upper Entiat River drainage (Klone and Pyramid fires), and Cashmere Mountain. Fires in the Table Mountain Complex have grown rapidly over the last few days, sending large smoke columns with burning embers north and east towards the Mission Ridge area.

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