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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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County Commissioner candidates to speak at Oroville Chamber

OROVILLE – The two candidates running for Okanogan County Commissioner Position 1 have been invited to speak at the Thursday, Oct. 9 meeting of the Oroville Chamber of Commerce.

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Emergency management plans discussed at city council meeting

TONASKET – Emergency safety was the main concern at the Tonasket City Council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at city hall.

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State report paints bleak picture for future school funding

OROVILLE – A recent report recommends school districts look at making deep spending cuts as the state wrestles with a budget shortfall predicted to be upwards of $3 billion.

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<p align="right"><em>USFS photo </em></p><p>Dan Gleason (left) and Mark Morris, Ranger for the Tonasket Ranger District. Gleason recently received the Medal of Valor for helping to save the life of a climber at Yosemite.</p>

Tonasket Ranger District firefighter awarded Medal of Valor

TONASKET-Six years after working with a group to save the life of a climber from a rock fall, firefighter Dan Gleason has been awarded the Medal of Valor.

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Fall sports the focus of Tonasket School Board meeting

TONASKET – Fall sports were the main focus of the Tonasket School Board meeting on Monday, Sept. 22 in the Tonasket School District boardroom.

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New perimeter fence at Oroville’s airport will include automatic gates

OROVILLE – A new perimeter fence designed to keep unwanted visitors, including wandering deer, off the runway at Oroville’s Dorothy Scott Municipal Airport, will feature security gates that allow access with a keycard.

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<p align="right"><em>Submitted photo</em>  <br /></p><p>Michael and Karen Hicks traveled to North Carolina for their son’s graduation from the Coast Guard’s Rescue Swimmer Program. Here they participate in the “pinning” ceremony.

Oroville graduate Darren Hicks completes U.S. Coast Guard’s elite Rescue Sw

ELIZABETH CITY, NC – Imagine jumping into the Atlantic Ocean from a helicopter hovering 10 feet above the water – where swells can quickly double or triple the distance of the jump.

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Photo by Gary DeVon	    Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society President Kay Sibley asked Ralph Patterson, Clayton Emry and Web Hallauer the question, “What was Main Street like when you first saw it?”

Three share some of their history with chamber of commerce

What was Oroville’s Main Street like when you first came here? was the question put to three guests of the Oroville Chamber of Commerce in a meeting held at the old depot last week.

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Tonasket Chamber of Commerce makes Harvest Fest decisions

TONASKET-The 2008 Harvest Fest was the focus of the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce meeting on Tues., Sept. 9.

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