OLYMPIA… Sen. Linda Evans Parlette, R-Wenatchee, has introduced legislation to extend discussion about implementation of the federal health care bill in Washington state by another year. Senate Bill 5508, which has bipartisan sponsorship, will be the subject of a hearing at 8 a.m. in the Senate Health and Long-Term Care Committee on Wednesday, Feb. 2.
TONASKET – The new officers of the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce were installed during the annual banquet on Thursday, Jan. 20.
OROVILLE – Oroville’s Junior-Senior High School was named as one of 50 in the state on the “persistently lowest-achieving schools” list, making it eligible for School Improvement grants ranging from $50,000 to $2 million annually for three years, depending on federal funding availability.
TONASKET – The training at North Valley Hospital for the Veteran’s Administration contract is scheduled to start by the end of this month, Administrator Linda Michel announced during the NVH board meeting on Thursday, Jan. 13.
OROVILLE – The state Department of Ecology has proposed the removal of the Jackpot Food Mart Site from the Hazardous Sites List because of clean-up that took place four years ago.
TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council appointed a new member to fill the seat vacated by Connie Maden at the end of 2010 during their meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 11.
TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council hosted a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 4 to speak with residents of the Seventh Street/Mill Drive area about the city’s plans to annex the area and provide water and sewer.
OROVILLE – Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth asked the city council to approve his re-appointment of the city’s department heads at the council’s Tuesday, Jan. 4 meeting.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The seizure near Curlew of 310 pounds of the “designer” drug Ecstasy, with an estimated street value of $9,373,329, made U.S. Custom and Border Protection’s top ten list of seizures on the U.S. border in 2010.
TONASKET – The Tonasket Chamber of Commerce has scheduled their annual banquet for Thursday, Jan. 20 at the Community Cultural Center.