OKANOGAN – Ballots for the Aug. 17 primary election, went into the mail Thursday, July 29 and should be in the hands of all registered Okanogan County voters this week.
OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce and several local businesses are sponsoring the first annual Toast of Oroville Wine Festival this Saturday at City Park between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
RIVERSIDE – A woman found shot in Riverside later died of her wounds after being transported to Mid-Valley Hospital on Monday, July 17.
The Oroville City Council has agreed to join with the local drug task force for another year, but questioned the entities apparent lack of activity in the area the last few years.
OROVILLE – After repeated complaints that little is done to control dust at a lot used to store apple bins, the Oroville City Council is considering an ordinance to move the bins out of the city limits.
TONASKET – The Tonasket Ranger District has welcomed the new ranger, Dale Olson, to the area.
Olson, with 23 years of working for the U.S. Forest Service, has moved to Tonasket from Donnelley, Idaho, where he lived, and New Meadows, Idaho, where he worked.
CHESAW – Based on the momentum and a great desire to see local economies change for the better, a growers’ meeting took place on July 14 at the Chesaw Rodeo Hall regarding the process of growing canola and camelina as a rotational crop.
Tim King of Carbon Technology Transfer Center, wants to bring a canola press to Oroville to process oil from surplus canola crops currently grown in Canada. He also wants to gauge the interest in growing canola and camelina locally. He and John Sheldon, representing the Great Plains Camelina Group, spoke to the farmers about the potential for growing canola and camelina as a sustainable cash crop and improving crop yield for other crops with the added benefit of enriching the farmer’s soil. King and Sheldon discussed the ins and outs of growing the canola and camelina.
TONASKET – The Tonasket Rodeo Grounds is hosting a tractor pull event on Saturday, July 24.
OROVILLE – The Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society is bringing Heritage Days and the Oroville Airport Fly-in this weekend.
The Beeman Family Reunion at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds over the 4th of July weekend hosted 85 Beemans from around the state and country. There were five generations present, several families and even more Beemans who weren’t able to make it to the reun