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Making plans for this year’s Run for the Border

OROVILLE – Stan and Tina Janowitz appeared before the Oroville City Council to talk about plans for this year’s Run for the Boarder event scheduled for Saturday, May 16.

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Eagle Canyon Development hearing continued once again

OKANOGAN – The Eagle Canyon Long Plat 2008-8 was continued again until March 23 at 7 p.m. during its second hearing with the Okanogan Planning Commission on Monday, Feb. 23.

The hearing began with Perry Huston, Director of Planning and Development, reporting to the planning commission that the State Environmental Protection Act (SEPA) appeal against the development had been denied.

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Oroville having problems with financing improvements to city hall

OROVILLE – Kathy Jones, r, updated the Oroville City Council on the problems regarding financing the city hall expansion and remodel.

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Eagle Canyon Development SEPA appeal denied

OKANOGAN – The State Environmental Protection Act (SEPA) appeal against the proposed Eagle Canyon Development on Pine Creek road was denied on Tuesday, Feb. 17 during an appeal hearing with the Okanogan County Commissioners.

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SEPA Appeal of Eagle Canyon Development denied

TONASKET – City hall was packed at the beginning of the Tonasket City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 10 as a group of concerned residents on Airport Road presented the Eagle Canyon Development to the council.

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Tonasket 10-year-old part of Kelloggs video shoot

TONASKET – In the words of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes mascot Tony the Tiger, Bailey Griffin “is great!”

Bailey, a 10-year-old fifth grader at Tonasket Elementary School, is one of four finalists for the Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Earn Your Stripes (EYS) program with the chance to win the second annual Youth Achievement Award at the 2009 ESPY Breakfast. As a runner in the Girls on the Run program, which is sponsored nationally by Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, Bailey was eligible to apply for this award.

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Tonasket to develop Capital Improvement Plan

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council approved a consulting contract at their meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 10 to develop a Capital Improvement Plan.

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Conservation District receives wetlands grant

OKANOGAN COUNTY – Seventh District Senator Bob Morton, R-Kettle Falls, received word recently that the Okanogan Conservation District has been awarded nearly $500,000 in grants from the state’s Centennial Clean Water Fund.

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Tonasket school board fills district four position

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board filled the vacant District Four position at their regular board meeting on Monday, Feb. 9.

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Requests for stimulus money from Okanogan County over $15 million

OKANOGAN COUNTY – Various organizations, agencies and city governments in Okanogan County want a share of the $1 billion in federal stimulus money the state expects to get for “shovel-ready projects.”

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