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Oroville keeps moratorium on pot dispensaries, co-op grows

OROVILLE – The state might say it’s legal, but as far as the feds are concerned marijuana, medical or otherwise, is still verboten.

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New NVH program provides low-cost health services

NVH program provides low-cost health services

TONASKET – The staff and board of directors of the North Valley Hospital District have long sought a way to provide service to patients that would reduce health care costs for the hospital and patients alike.

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Lisa Lindsay capturing an ill red-tailed hawk.

OWL offers animal rehabilitation, education

OROVILLE – Lisa Lindsay has started a wildlife education and rehabilitation center in Oroville she calls the Okanogan Wildlife League.

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Concern expressed to board over coach’s resignation

TONASKET – Teresa Hawkins expressed her concern over the resignation of varsity basketball coach Glenn Braman during the public comment portion of the Tonasket School Board meeting on Monday, March 12.

Hawkins, wife of longtime varsity football coach Jay Hawkins, said she was concerned that the direction of the school district concerning its coaches was taking an ugly turn.

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Tonasket City Council updates on projects

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council provided updates on a number of civic projects that are progressing through their planning stages at the Tuesday, March 13, council meeting.

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Oroville High School Annual photo of Frank Motta in his first job as a principal at Oroville High School.

Former Oroville Principal Frank Motta killed

SPOKANE – Former Oroville High School Principal Frank Motta died from injuries sustained while trying to help a neighbor whose Spokane area home had been overrun by a teenage party.

Apparently Motta was asked to keep an eye on the house by his neighbor and on Saturday, March 10 when he saw there was a party going on he called the neighbor who was out of town. She gave him the security code to the garage door and called 911. Motta then went to try and break up the party.

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Health and Spirituality Faire March 17

TONASKET – The Community Cultural Center of Tonasket and Little Shop of Yoga present the 2nd Annual Health and Spirituality Faire on Saturday, March 17.

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North Valley Hospital District requests input

TONASKET The North Valley Hospital District sent out 2,000 surveys to households in the district last week to solicit community input on health care needs in the district.

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Roley appointed to county Board of Health

OROVILLE – Oroville Councilwoman Neysa Roley was appointed to the Okanogan County Board of Health by Mayor Chuck Spieth at the council’s Tuesday, March 6 meeting.

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Community members from both sides of the border gathered for a group photo commemorating the 2012 "Join Me on the Bridge" event held at the Oroville/Osoyoos Port of Entry last Thursday afternoon. Photos by Gary DeVon

Join Me on The Bridge

US PORT OF ENTRY – On March 8, International Women’s Day, a group of enthusiastic and hardy community members gathered at the US/Canada border to honor women survivors of war and to stand for peace.

Live music, magical belly-dancing, poetry and a poignant speech created a memorable event for everyone there. Kezia Wills, a local community member and mother, spoke to the cause for the occasion.

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