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Tonasket City Councilmember Jean Ramsey along with City Clerk Alice Attwood displaying the name plaque honoring the people who donated money so the Holiday Light Committee could buy new snowflake holiday lights which have been on display on poles througho

Tonasket Council working on Shoreline Master Plan

TONASKET – The city council, along with the consultant from Highlands Associates, is working on the shoreline master plan.

Kurt Danison gave the council an update on the Okanogan County Planning Commission’s Comprehensive Plan and Critical Mass Plan before talking with them about the shoreline master plan during the meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Danison explained to the council the Early Adopter Grant for the Shoreline Master Plans which are given to cities that adopt their shoreline master plans before 2010.

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Tonasket Chamber wants to welcome Olympics travelers

TONASKET – The Tonasket Chamber of Commerce is looking for a way to welcome travelers through town on their way to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.C. next month.

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Eight Oroville students to travel to the Dominican Republic

OROVILLE – Eight Oroville students will accompany OHS teacher George Thornton on a three-week educational and cultural opportunity in the Dominican Republic this March.

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Mayor Patrick Plumb

Tonasket will apply for CDBG funds for sewer & water extension

TONASKET – The city council is applying for a Community Development Block Grant in order to find funding to extend sewer and water services south of Tonasket.

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Brandy Range selected for 2010 May Festival Queen

OROVILLE – Miss Brandy Range was selected as this year’s Oroville May Festival Queen at the Royalty Selection Night held at the OHS Commons Monday, Jan. 18.

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Oroville will support hospital’s bid for grant

OROVILLE – Oroville has agreed to be the administrating agency should North Valley Hospital’s request for as much as $600,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) monies be approved by the state.

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Superintendent discusses upcoming M&O Levy

OROVILLE – Oroville School Superintendent Ernie Bartelson discussed the upcoming $1.497 million two-year Maintenance and Operations levy with chamber members last Friday.

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Murder trials continued to February

OKANOGAN – The murder trials for Tansy Mathis, Brent Phillips and David Richards have been continued to the week of Feb. 9.

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Oroville still working on Shoreline Management Plan

OROVILLE – Despite the county running out of grant money to update their Shoreline Master Plan, Oroville and the other incorporated cities of the county will pool resources to complete their own plans.

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Year in Review — Looking Back at 2009

Editor’s Note: This week we take a look back at just a few of the stories that made the front page of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune during 2009. G.A.D.

January

Tonasket students heading to Washington D.C. – In June next of next year 22 eighth and ninth graders travel to the nation’s capital; four will participate in a wreath ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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