Tension high at latest Tonasket Council meeting

TONASKET – There was high tension at the last Tonasket City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 14.

The high-tension situation arose when Al Maden spoke to the council during the public comment period regarding a letter he had sent to the mayor, the city council, the Tonasket planning department….

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Members of the “Chesaw Cheaters,” including Chesaw Rodeo Queen Kristana, pass a ball from one to another as part of the Challenge Games held at this year’s Molson Midsummer Festival held last Saturday. The Cheaters won this challenge, but came in se

Molson Midsummer Fest gets good crowd despite rain

OROVILLE – Even the rain couldn’t keep people away from the Molson Midsummer Festival last Saturday.

“We had a good turnout… they served over 200 for breakfast at the Grange Hall,” said Joyce Forthun, one of the organizers for this unique annual family-friendly event. “All the events took place including the kids and the Challenge Games, with the exception of Frisbee golf because it was a litte too wet.”

Forthun said it was somewhat harder finding wildflowers this year to decorate the Maypole because of the colder weather. She said the flowers, usually gathered during the Fun Walk/Run, had to be imported from further a field this year.

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NVH warrants on track for year-end goal

TONASKET – North Valley Hospital District is on track to meet their year-end goal of lowering their warrants amount to $2 million.

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Molson Midsummer Fest this Saturday

MOLSON – The 16th Annual Molson Midsummer Festival will take place in and around the Molson School Museum and Molson Grange Hall this Saturday, June 18.

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Father’s Day activities start on Saturday

TONASKET – The Father’s Day weekend activities will begin on Saturday in Tonasket and carry on into Sunday.

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Eastside Sewer struggling to cover PWTF loans

OROVILLE – Due to slower than predicted build-out, the county’s Oroville Eastside Sewer Project is struggling to pay back the low-interest loan it took to construct the project which serves people living on the east side of Lake Osoyoos.

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Okanogan River slowly returning to pre-flood stage

OKANOGAN COUNTY – There was good news regarding the recent flooding of the Okanogan River on Monday, June 13: the water level is slowly receding.

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OHS Principal Patricia Scott announces her retirement

OROVILLE – Despite being rehired for next year, Patricia Scott, Oroville Junior-Senior High Principal, announced last week that she would be retiring from that position.

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Two arrested on drug charges in Tonasket

TONASKET – Two were arrested on Saturday, May 28 when the Tonasket Police Department served a search warrant upon a Tonasket resident.

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Circus coming to Oroville June 15

OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce is bringing the Culpepper and Merriweather Circus back to town next Wednesday, June 15.

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