OROVILLE – After nearly 20 years in the making, the Buckhorn Mountain Project, the state’s first new large-scale gold mine to open in over a decade, held a grand opening ceremony at the mine site last Thursday, Oct. 9.
OKANOGAN – Does Okanogan County need a public transportation system, a special meeting was held last Wednesday begin discussion on the topic?
WAUCONDA – A search for “town for sale” on e-bay will find it. The town of Wauconda is now officially for sale.
OKANOGAN – For the first time the area within the Oroville School District had the most new construction in the previous year, overtaking the Methow Valley School District, which typically leads the county.
OROVILLE – The two candidates running for Okanogan County Commissioner Position 1 have been invited to speak at the Thursday, Oct. 9 meeting of the Oroville Chamber of Commerce.
TONASKET – Emergency safety was the main concern at the Tonasket City Council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at city hall.
OROVILLE – A recent report recommends school districts look at making deep spending cuts as the state wrestles with a budget shortfall predicted to be upwards of $3 billion.
TONASKET-Six years after working with a group to save the life of a climber from a rock fall, firefighter Dan Gleason has been awarded the Medal of Valor.
TONASKET – Fall sports were the main focus of the Tonasket School Board meeting on Monday, Sept. 22 in the Tonasket School District boardroom.
OROVILLE – A new perimeter fence designed to keep unwanted visitors, including wandering deer, off the runway at Oroville’s Dorothy Scott Municipal Airport, will feature security gates that allow access with a keycard.
Poll of the Week
Should the Oroville School Board have renewed OHS Social Studies Teacher Ryan Frazier's Contract
- Yes, he has made a change in students' lives and got them excited about school (46%, 64 Votes)
- Yes, the board should have gone with Principal Kristin Sarmiento's evaluation and recommendation (25%, 35 Votes)
- I don't have enough information to say one way or another (16%, 22 Votes)
- Yes, with the understanding he address Supt. Steve Quick's concerns (14%, 19 Votes)
- No, the issue went through the superintendent and board and should be dropped there (9%, 13 Votes)
- No, we elect local school boards to make these sorts of decisions for us (8%, 11 Votes)
- No, Supt. Steve Quick recommended the first-year probationary teacher's contract not be renewed (5%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 140