State Patrol seeks witnesses in fatal motorcycle crash

WENATCHEE – The Washington State Patrol is investigating a tragic fatality collision that occurred on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012 at approximately 9 a.m. on State Route 153, 12 miles North of Brewster.

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Tonasket schools to ask for capital levy

TONASKET – Citing the need to keep district facilities in top condition and replace an aging alternative education building, as well as provide for a slowly growing student population, the Tonasket School Board approved superintendent Paul Turner’s request to ask the voters for a capital levy to provide funding for those needs.

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Fish kill in Lake Osoyoos due to high water temps

OROVILLE – The most likely cause of the many dead fish reported in Lake Osoyoos is due to the high water temperatures, according to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Oroville’s Interim Critical Areas Ordinance extended

OROVILLE – Concurring on the need to incorporate changes suggested by the state Department of Ecology, the Oroville City Council agreed to another extension of the city’s Interim Critical Areas Ordinance.

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Christopher Castillo, age two, Keyli Castillo, age three and Kevin Castillo, age five, enjoy ice cream last Monday evening during the Open House at Oroville Elementary School. They were among the many students served ice cream and toppings in the gym by s

Oroville School Board OKs eighth graders to play in some high school sports

OROVILLE – After tabling the issue two weeks ago, the Oroville School Board approved a one-year pilot program allowing eighth graders to participate in high school sports.

The eighth graders can only play in sports that do not offer junior high teams in these particular sports though. And, the decision has to be approved by the NC2B league as well.

The decision was tabled at the earlier meeting so that staff could research what other schools were doing and how eighth graders playing in high school sports at the schools that do allow it had affected their programs.

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Garlic Festival, quilt show and Chesaw Hot August Nights this weekend

OROVILLE – There’s lots to do in the North County before the kids head back to school as the Okanogan River Garlic Festival, Chesaw’s Hot August Nights and the Highland Stitchers Quilt Show all vie for people’s attention.

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Tim Hoffman, an infrared field observer for the Washington Interagency Incident Management Team, shows the palm IR camera he used on the Buffalo Lake Road Fire.  The camera is protected from dust and impact by a padded cover. The camera weighs about four

Containment progresses on lightening fires in Okanogan County

COULEE DAM – Efforts to contain several lightning caused fires continue in Okanogan County, with the largest, the Buffalo Lake Road fire near Coulee Dam at 100 percent containment as of last Saturday afternoon

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Richard N. "Doc" Hastings

‘Doc’ Hastings swings through Tonasket

TONASKET – Richard N. “Doc” Hastings is about as sure a bet as there can be to win re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives out of Washington’s 4th Congressional District.

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Tonasket mayor apologizes, takes heat for remarks

TONASKET – Sometimes it seems as though no one pays attention until you make a mistake.

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Open house this September to discuss US 97/Cameron Lake Road intersection

OKANOGAN – Improvements are on the way for the busy US 97/Cameron Lake Road intersection – and local residents and drivers are invited to share their thoughts on several design options at an open house next month.

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