OKANOGAN – Orchardists met in a special meeting of the Okanogan County Farm Bureau to listen to fellow growers who recently underwent federal inspections only to face hefty fines.
OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council approved a rezone request from the developers of the Aldler Street Home Sites, redesignating the property from Heavy Industrial to Residential 1.
OROVILLE – Over 300 dinners were served during a benefit dinner for Oroville Police Officer Chris Patterson, who hit a cow with his patrol car on Wednesday, June 24.
OKANOGAN COUNTY – Ninety-eight fires were caused by lightning from Thursday, July 23 through Sunday, July 26.
OROVILLE – The City Council signed a resolution stating their intent to assume ownership and operation of the Lake Osoyoos Veterans Memorial State Park facility during their regular meeting on Tuesday, July 21.
OROVILLE – The School Board approved the extracurricular program for the 2009-2010 school year during their regular meeting on Monday, July 27.
NCW Media Inc., publishers of Leavenworth Echo, Cashmere Valley Record, Lake Chelan Mirror, Quad City Herald and Okanogan-Valley Gazette-Tribune, has received reports of individuals fraudulently posing as newspaper company representatives asking for payment from advertisers.
OKANOGAN – DNA testing on a hair sample for the Michelle Kitterman murder case will be done within the next 60 days.
The time limit was set during a hearing in the Okanogan County Jail In-Custody Courtroom, overseen by Judge Christopher Culp.
OROVILLE – Although a highly anticipated vote on school sports was expected at their last school board meeting, the decision was put off until a later date.
SPOKANE – Officer Christopher Patterson, seriously injured when his patrol car collided with a cow on U.S. Highway 97, is showing marked improvements, according to Oroville Police Chief Clay Warnstaff.