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Council undecided on issuing Sandalia dock permit

OROVILLE – Oroville’s city leaders struggledover whether Sandalia Resorts should be issued a permit to place a 206 footprivate dock on Lake Osoyoos at a closed record hearing Tuesday, March 17.

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Oroville Police Chief receives ‘Drug Free Zones’

OROVILLE – Oroville Police Chief Clay Warnstaff requested the council approve “Drug Free Zones” throughout Oroville that would double sentencing and fines for convicted drug dealers.

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Sidewalk project may benefit from stimulus money

OROVILLE – Just when it seemed Oroville’s sidewalk project along Highway 97 had stumbled due to a lack of state funding, the recently approved federal stimulus package could get the project up and on its feet again.

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A private railroad crossing on the Cascade and Columbia River Railroad which is a short-line that moves goods between Wenatchee and Oroville. There are approximately 170 private crossings leased from the railroad along the line.

Increase in railroad crossing fees has some people upset

OKANOGAN COUNTY – The fees to use private railroad crossings on the Cascade and Columbia River Railroad (CSCD) have gone up recently upsetting some local residents.

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Legislators meet with Oroville representatives about State Park

OROVILLE – The state may be willing to transfer ownership of Osoyoos Lake Veterans State Park to Oroville rather than closing it, but the city still has its concerns.

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Michelle L. Kitterman, 25, of Oroville, was found dead at the end of a driveway on Stalder Road on Sunday, March 1 at 12:20 p.m. Michelle is shown above with her twin sister Danielle�s children.

Oroville woman’s death being investigated as a homicide

TONASKET – The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Department is working around the clock to solve the homicide of Michelle L. Kitterman.

Kitterman, 25 of Oroville, was found dead at the end of a driveway on Stalder Road south of Tonasket in the Pine Creek area on Sunday, March 1 at 12:20 p.m.

“We didn’t know what had caused her death but we knew at the scene that there was more to it,” Sheriff Frank Rogers said.

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How to survive the recession in a small town

TONASKET – The Tonasket Chamber of Commerce discussed how to survive the recession in a small town during their general discussion meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 24.

To facilitate this discussion, Chamber President Kari Alexander presented a document titled “‘Peak Performance’ Assessment & Strategies How to Survive in a Slowing Economy” from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Web site.

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Get public transportation needs survey at City Hall

TONASKET – Surveys to help the Public Transportation Improvement Conference determine what public transportation needs Okanogan County has are available in Tonasket City Hall in both English and Spanish.

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Making plans for this year’s Run for the Border

OROVILLE – Stan and Tina Janowitz appeared before the Oroville City Council to talk about plans for this year’s Run for the Boarder event scheduled for Saturday, May 16.

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Eagle Canyon Development hearing continued once again

OKANOGAN – The Eagle Canyon Long Plat 2008-8 was continued again until March 23 at 7 p.m. during its second hearing with the Okanogan Planning Commission on Monday, Feb. 23.

The hearing began with Perry Huston, Director of Planning and Development, reporting to the planning commission that the State Environmental Protection Act (SEPA) appeal against the development had been denied.

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