OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council voted to increase the ad valorem tax by the maximum one percent allowed under state law at their Tuesday, Nov. 8 meeting.
It’s no secret that Okanogan County is home to thousands of U.S. Armed Forces veterans.
It’s Shane Barton’s job to make sure that services available to those veterans become much less of a secret, or at least more widely known to those who are entitled to them.
Barton, the Veterans Services Officer at the VA Clinic at Tonasket’s North Valley Hospital, has seen explosive growth since he was hired in June. What began as a three-day-a-week, four-hour-a day, part-time job rapidly turned into something much bigger. The position will turn full-time in January, but Barton said he is already putting in full-time hours.
RIVERSIDE – The Okanogan Valley is not known for being a hot earthquake zone, but Friday, Nov. 18, proved to be an exception as a magnitude 4.6 temblor rattled the area.
TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital District Board received the results of its 2010 audit and approved its preliminary budget for 2012 at its Thursday, Nov. 10, board meeting.
TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council approved its contract with engineering firm Varela and Associates, Inc., for the sewer project, decided to hold the tax levy at its current rate and held further budget discussions to highlight the Tuesday, Nov. 8, council meeting.
OKANOGAN – Although the percentages changed somewhat in a few cases, the second vote count didn’t change early election counts by much except for Oroville School Board Position 5 where 19 votes now separate Rocky DeVon and Timothy Whiteaker.
TONASKET – Tonasket School District’s students and staff members struggled late last week to come to terms with the death of a Tonasket Middle School student who passed away Wednesday evening, Nov. 2.
November is here and to many that means “Bazaar Time,” especially to the members of the Oroville Women’s Club, also known as Oroville Junior Women.
OROVILLE – Oroville will join an agreement the county is making with a property owner that will put off collection of sewer and water development fees until the developer sells his first lot.
TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board is facing a number of decisions regarding the 2012 levy.