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Budget hearing focus of hospital board meeting

TONASKET – The 2009 budget hearing was the focus of the Thursday, Oct. 30 hospital board meeting.

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Budget hearing held at Tonasket City Council meeting

TONASKET – A hearing on the 2009 Preliminary Budget was the focus of the Tonasket City Council meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 28.

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County and cities have working Emergency Management Plan

OROVILLE – A newly completed Emergency Management Plan will mean the cities of Okanogan County and the county itself will be eligible for FEMA funds should there be a disaster, natural or otherwise.

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2008 Election Results

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Plan to allow taller buildings sent back to drawing board

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council could not see its way clear to raising the height restrictions on commercial buildings within the city limits and sent the proposal back to the planning commission for further study.

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Oroville will consider increase in building heights

OROVILLE – Among the items discussed at the Tuesday, Oct. 7 meeting of the Oroville City Council was increasing the limit on the height of commercial buildings within the city limits.

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<p class=MsoNormal align=right style='text-align:right'><i>Photo by Gary DeVon</i></p><p class=MsoNormal>            RichardSolopek, an environmental engineer with Kinross’ Kettle River Operations,describes the water treatment system at the m

Gold mine celebrates grand opening on Buckhorn Mountain

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.

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Does Okanogan County need a public transportation system?

OKANOGAN – Does Okanogan County need a public transportation system, a special meeting was held last Wednesday begin discussion on the topic?

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The inside of the Wauconda Café a regular meeting place to eat and exchange news for the locals and a welcome stop for travelers along Highway 20. The new owner of Wauconda’s only commercial district will collect lease money from the restaurant, the po

Want to buy a town? One for sale on e-bay

WAUCONDA – A search for “town for sale” on e-bay will find it. The town of Wauconda is now officially for sale.

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Oroville area overtakes the Methow Valley for new construction in 2008

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.

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