TONASKET – A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the vandal or vandals who damaged property at the Tonasket American Legion and the Smith and Nelson Warehouse.
OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Assessor’s Office recently completed inspecting and valuing new construction in the county and the Methow Valley has regained its title as new construction leader over Oroville.
“The Methow Valley has been the standard bearer in new construction for the last 25 years, with the exception last year when the Oroville area which had the highest new construction, said Scott Furman, Okanogan County Assessor.
The Assessor’s Office physically inspected all new construction that occurred throughout the County in the past 12-month period for property tax purposes, said Furman.
TONASKET – No one was injured during a standoff with a suicidal subject south of Tonasket on Wednesday, Aug. 12.
Sheriff Frank Rogers said a call came in at around 2:15 p.m. advising the Sheriff’s Office of a suicidal subject near Ellisforde sitting in his vehicle with a handgun.
OKANOGAN – Orchardists met in a special meeting of the Okanogan County Farm Bureau to listen to fellow growers who recently underwent federal inspections only to face hefty fines.
OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council approved a rezone request from the developers of the Aldler Street Home Sites, redesignating the property from Heavy Industrial to Residential 1.
OROVILLE – Over 300 dinners were served during a benefit dinner for Oroville Police Officer Chris Patterson, who hit a cow with his patrol car on Wednesday, June 24.
OKANOGAN COUNTY – Ninety-eight fires were caused by lightning from Thursday, July 23 through Sunday, July 26.
OROVILLE – The City Council signed a resolution stating their intent to assume ownership and operation of the Lake Osoyoos Veterans Memorial State Park facility during their regular meeting on Tuesday, July 21.
OROVILLE – The School Board approved the extracurricular program for the 2009-2010 school year during their regular meeting on Monday, July 27.
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