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.


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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Oroville May Festival Queen Candidates Brandy Lynne Range and Cheyane Sharpe

Two junior at OHS vying for Oroville May Festival Queen

OROVILLE – Two young ladies, Brandy Lynne Range and Cheyanne Sharpe, are requesting the Oroville community consider them for the position of this year’s May Festival Queen and Princess.

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Tonasket City Council approves salaries and benefits for 2010

TONASKET – The salaries and benefit for city employees were approved along with the 2010 budget during the Tonasket City Council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 22.

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There was still room left in the bed of the truck at OK Chevrolet for food and coat donations the week before the drive finished. Until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31 food donations could still be made to help the Tonasket Food Bank and coat donations can be

Successful coat and food drive at OK Chevrolet

TONASKET – Food and coat donations can still be made to fill the bed of a truck at OK Chevrolet until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31.

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No money awarded for homeless shelter

OKANOGAN COUNTY – With temperatures dropping and no money for a shelter, Okanogan County is becoming a bad place to be homeless this winter.

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Winter weather has struck Okanogan County in both the valleys and the highlands. The National Weather Service is predicting more snow through Sunday and the County Public Works Department has announced cutbacks in snowplowing. Photo by Gary DeVon

Winter storm warning canceled; downgraded to advisory

OKANOGAN COUNTY – A winter storm warning from the National Weather Service in Spokane for the Okanogan Highlands and the Okanogan Valley was canceled late Monday, however, a winter storm advisory was to be in effect until mid-week.

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Outgoing Tonasket Mayor Patrick Walter received a plaque at the last regular city council meeting honoring his years of service.

Special meeting set for Dec. 22 to discuss 2010 Tonasket employee salaries

TONASKET – The city council set a special meeting for Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. to discuss the 2010 salaries of city employees during their regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

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