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Oroville man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

Weslee Ray Clough, Oroville, 21, pled guilty in Okanogan Superior Court on Thursday, July 17 to vehicular homicide by being under the influence of alcohol or drugs and operating a vehicle in a reckless manner.

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Tonasket Council votes to ban skateboards from some downtown sidewalks

TONASKET – Skateboards and bikes are no longer legal on some city sidewalks.

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<div align="right"><em>Photos by Gary A. DeVon</em></div><p></p><p>    Centennial Airport Day last Saturday started with a pancake breakfast cooked up and served by volunteers with lots of help from local Cub Scouts. More than 100 breakfasts were served t

Oroville’s Centennial continues with Incorporation Day Saturday

OROVILLE – Oroville kicked-off a week of Centennial Celebration last Friday – and it’s all leading up to a big 100th birthday party on Saturday, Aug. 2.

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Oroville Mayor declares burning ban

OROVILLE – Due to tinder-dry conditions Oroville’s Fire Chief requested and received a declaration of a city-wide burning ban from Mayor Chuck Spieth.

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Centennial Celebration kick-off party Friday, July 25Airport Day, Saturday,

OROVILLE – It’s ‘Let’s get this party started’ with the kick-off to Oroville’s Centennial Incorporation Week beginning Friday, July 25 and culminating in the big event, Incorporation Day, on Saturday, Aug. 2.

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<html>  <head>  </head>  <body>    <p align="right"><i>Photo by Amy Veneziano</i>    </p>    <p>    Checking out the damage was an exciting adventure for some local kids, who found this tree behind the EMS building in Tonasket.

Gusts of up to 74 miles an hour recorded in Oroville during storm

OROVILLE – The north half of Okanogan County took the brunt of an unusual summer windstorm with gusts recorded as high as 74 miles an hour in Oroville.

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Oroville gearing up for Centennial Celebration

OROVILLE – Oroville will celebrate its one-hundredth birthday with several Centennial Events leading up to Aug. 2 Incorporation Day.

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<p align="right"><i> Photos by Amy Veneziano</i></p><p>    Crews from Tonasket, Oroville and Omak were at the fire at various times Tuesday. However, fires in Omak and Okanogan quickly left the north county on their own, when the Omak crew had to head bac

Ty Olson Construction a total loss after July 1 fire

TONASKET – The building housing Ty Olson Construction, Inc. was a total loss in a fire July 1.

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Photo by Joe Somday	A Department of Natural Resources plane drops retardant on areas near a fire off Canyon Spur Road east of Oroville. The fire was started by fireworks July 4.

Fires burn elsewhere in county but no serious property damage reported

NORTH COUNTY – Lightning storms, dry grass and fireworks proved too much for the desert landscape to take last week.

More than 350 ground strikes by lightening from Cle Elum to the Canadian border set off dozens of regional fires, including several in the Okanogan and Oroville areas, according to Central Washington Interagency Communications Center

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Tonasket school board feeling high fuel prices

TONASKET – The air-conditioned school board room was the place to be while temperatures scorched outside last Monday night.

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