Bernadino Valle-Padilla (left) and Nikolas Perez-Patistan. OCSO photo

Authorities seek suspects in murder and attempted murder cases

OKANOGAN – Law enforcement authorities are seeking the whereabouts of two men, one believed involved in a murder and the other in an unrelated attempted murder and kidnapping in Okanogan County last week.

The first suspect is Nicolas Perez-Patistan, 25, Brewster, and he is wanted for the murder of Carlos Porras-Trujillo, 39, also of Brewster. Trujillo was killed during a fight in an orchard on Red Apple Road north of Brewster on Sunday, July 17. An autopsy conducted on July 21 revealed the cause of death was a head wound caused by blunt force trauma, according to Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers.

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Oroville considering extension of interim Critical Areas Ordinance

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 2 to consider an additional extension of the interim Critical Areas Ordinance to allow for time to complete the final draft of a new ordinance.

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Toast of Oroville Wine Festival Saturday, July 30

OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce’s second annual Toast of Oroville Wine Festival will be held at City Park on July 30 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

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Oroville’s Mayor Chuck Spieth, owner of Spieth Insurance Agency located in the south of end of town and Barb Drummond, Streetscape Chairperson, making donations to Lidstrand’s project along Highway 97 were the flowers and shrubs are being planted. Spi

Streetscape says ‘It takes a community’

OROVILLE – Katriona Lidstrand shows once more what a community can do. “Kat,” as she likes to be called, chose adding colorful flowers to the south end of town as her Senior Project.

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Tonasket approves six-year transportation plan

TONASKET – Tonasket approved their six-year transportation plan at the city council’s July 12 meeting.

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Tonasket receives $1.2 million to construct Bonaparte Creek sewer project

TONASKET – Tonasket has received a forgivable principal loan of more than $1.2 million from the state to construct the Bonaparte Creek Area Sanitary Sewer Project.

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“In Search of Nectar,” an example of local artist Jim Weaver’s work in watercolor. He will have a Watercolor Art Show at the Oroville Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday during Heritage Days. The artist says 20 percent of the proceeds f

Oroville Heritage and Airport Fly-in Days this weekend

OROVILLE – The Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society brings Heritage and Airport Fly-in Days to Oroville this Friday and Saturday.

The activities surrounding Heritage Days and the Airport Fly-in recount moments in Oroville history and take place around town and at Oroville’s Dorothy Scott Memorial International Airport. These include a historical walk around town, war-time displays at the Depot Museum and information about a world record holding glider pilot who grew up in Oroville….

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Oroville Heritage and Airport Fly-in Days set for July 23 and 24

OROVILLE – This year’s Oroville Heritage and Airport Fly-in Days promises some old favorites as well as new activities.

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Interagency teams continue search for North Cascades Grizzlies

WENATCHEE-Teams of wildlife biologists have begun the second year of at least a three-year effort to determine the status of grizzly bears in the North Cascades.

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Tonasket student accepted into Washington Aerospace Scholars Program

SEATTLE – Russell Perry from Tonasket will be participating in the Washington Aerospace Scholars Summer Residency Program July 17-22 at the Museum of Flight in Seattle this summer.

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