YAKIMA – A Stage 1 burn ban has been called due to forecasted cold temperatures and calm winds causing air pollution to increase in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties, according to the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology). Ecology’s Stage 1 burn ban for these three counties will continue until 10 a.m. on Dec. 25, 2012, [...]
OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council approved a 2013 Budget of $8 million, $1.5 million more than last year due to additional projects.
OROVILLE – Oroville Junior/Senior High School was named a “2012 School of Distinction” by the Center for Educational Effectiveness.
Linda Black spearheads planning, fundraising TONASKET – Efforts to rebuilt Tonasket’s city swimming pool may be moving at a glacial pace, but not so Linda Black’s work toward a water spray park. Black first proposed the spray park to the Tonasket City Council a year ago as a way to fill the water recreation [...]
OROVILLE – The City of Oroville would like to remind all property owner/renters with sidewalks abutting their property in the city limits that they need to clear them of snow and ice.
TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council approved the city’s 2013 budget at its Wednesday, Dec. 12, meeting, completing a process made ever more difficult by declining revenues coming into the city coffers. The largest items in the $6,347,033 budget were water project ($1.99 million) and sewer project ($1.37 million) expenses. The water project is funded [...]
TONASKET – The regular meeting of the Tonasket City Council to be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, has been cancelled. A special meeting of the Tonasket City Council will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be held as a regular meeting of the City Council. All items [...]
TONASKET – Unlike some other government entities, the City of Tonasket can’t spend millions of dollars more than it collects in revenues. So, faced with rising costs and sinking tax collections, the Tonasket City Council is facing the reality of slashing its budget while still trying to provide city services. That was the discussion that [...]
OROVILLE – Under “Good News and Announcements” at the Monday, Nov. 26 Oroville School Board meeting Superintendent Steve Quick pointed to the successful $1.2 million capital levy passage. “It means we can put a new roof on the elementary… that’s really good news,” said Supt. Quick. “What are we going to do with all those [...]
TONASKET – When North Valley Hospital CEO Linda Michel, CFO Helen Verhasselt and the Board of Commissioners tried to find data for a time when running the Assisted Living facility was profitable, it turned out there was no such data for any time within the last seven years. As Chief Financial Officer Verhasselt discussed at [...]