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Update: Ray Campbell official winner of county commissioner race

OKANOGAN – It looks like Ray L. Campbell will be the new Okanogan County Commissioner in Position 2, according to the results of the manual recount released Tuesday evening.

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Christmas tree lightings planned in Tonasket and Oroville

NORTH COUNTY – North Okanogan County communities plan their Christmas tree light-ups this weekend, with Tonasket’s on Friday, Nov. 30 at Founder’s Park and Oroville’s on Saturday, Dec. 1 at Centennial Park.

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Tonasket council approves 2% ad valorem hike

Still faces budget crunch with sales tax initiative in limbo TONASKET – A divided Tonasket City Council approved a two percent hike in the city’s ad valorem tax at the Tuesday, Nov. 13, council meeting. In its debate on the issue, council members recognized that city residents were resistant to raising taxes — the 0.1 [...]

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NVH Board approves preliminary budget

TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners approved the hospital’s preliminary 2013 budget at its Thursday, Nov. 8, meeting.

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Okanogan County receives A+ bond rating from Standard & Poor’s

OKANOGAN – While pursuing the refinancing of $2.2 million of bonds used for construction improvements county received an A+ rating from national rating agency Standard and Poor’s.

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Position on Oroville School Board available

OROVILLE – There is an immediate opening on the Oroville School Board in Director Position 2.

The prospective candidate must live within the boundaries described as follows: “Starting at the intersection of Chesaw Rd and East Oroville Road. Southerly on East Oroville Rd to US Hwy 97…

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Oroville School voters pass capital improvement levy

OKANOGAN – What a difference 10 days makes.

It looks like Supt. Steve Quick got the miracle he was hoping for as Oroville School District’s three-year capital improvement levy is now ahead in the ballot count by 45 votes.

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Oroville School levy now passing by 58 votes

OKANOGAN – What a difference a week makes, it looks like Supt. Steve Quick got the miracle he was hoping for as Oroville School District’s three-year capital improvement levy is now ahead in the ballot count by 58 votes.

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Oroville sets 1% ad valorem tax hike

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council approved a one percent increase in the city’s ad valorem tax, the most they can ask for without a vote of the people, at their Tuesday, Nov. 6 meeting.

The measure would allow the city to collect $252,742 during 2013 to add to the city’s coffers, according to City Clerk Kathy Jones.

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Oroville school capital improvement levy still trailing, Tonasket tax hike fails

OKANOGAN COUNTY – Oroville School District’s special three-year $1.2 million capital improvement levy had widened to 17 votes from passing as of the second ballot count following the Nov. 6 general election.

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