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Tonasket School Board chooses Paul Turner as new superintendent

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board chose Paul Turner as the new superintendent following an executive session on Thursday, April 2.

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School Board Chairwoman and superintendent discuss termination of coaches’

OROVILLE – Some people were surprised when the Oroville School Board voted to terminate all coach’s contracts for next year at their last board meeting.

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Oroville School Board terminates all coaching position

OROVILLE – With scant warning and little chance for public comment, Oroville’s School Board terminated all district coaching contracts for next school year as part of a multi-item consent agenda.

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Council undecided on issuing Sandalia dock permit

OROVILLE – Oroville’s city leaders struggledover whether Sandalia Resorts should be issued a permit to place a 206 footprivate dock on Lake Osoyoos at a closed record hearing Tuesday, March 17.

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Oroville Police Chief receives ‘Drug Free Zones’

OROVILLE – Oroville Police Chief Clay Warnstaff requested the council approve “Drug Free Zones” throughout Oroville that would double sentencing and fines for convicted drug dealers.

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Sidewalk project may benefit from stimulus money

OROVILLE – Just when it seemed Oroville’s sidewalk project along Highway 97 had stumbled due to a lack of state funding, the recently approved federal stimulus package could get the project up and on its feet again.

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A private railroad crossing on the Cascade and Columbia River Railroad which is a short-line that moves goods between Wenatchee and Oroville. There are approximately 170 private crossings leased from the railroad along the line.

Increase in railroad crossing fees has some people upset

OKANOGAN COUNTY – The fees to use private railroad crossings on the Cascade and Columbia River Railroad (CSCD) have gone up recently upsetting some local residents.

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Legislators meet with Oroville representatives about State Park

OROVILLE – The state may be willing to transfer ownership of Osoyoos Lake Veterans State Park to Oroville rather than closing it, but the city still has its concerns.

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Michelle L. Kitterman, 25, of Oroville, was found dead at the end of a driveway on Stalder Road on Sunday, March 1 at 12:20 p.m. Michelle is shown above with her twin sister Danielle�s children.

Oroville woman’s death being investigated as a homicide

TONASKET – The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Department is working around the clock to solve the homicide of Michelle L. Kitterman.

Kitterman, 25 of Oroville, was found dead at the end of a driveway on Stalder Road south of Tonasket in the Pine Creek area on Sunday, March 1 at 12:20 p.m.

“We didn’t know what had caused her death but we knew at the scene that there was more to it,” Sheriff Frank Rogers said.

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How to survive the recession in a small town

TONASKET – The Tonasket Chamber of Commerce discussed how to survive the recession in a small town during their general discussion meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 24.

To facilitate this discussion, Chamber President Kari Alexander presented a document titled “‘Peak Performance’ Assessment & Strategies How to Survive in a Slowing Economy” from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Web site.

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