TONASKET – As they are required to by law after each census, the Tonasket School District approved the new boundaries for the directors’ districts during their meeting on Monday, May 23.
OLYMPIA – The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) announced that Oroville High School is one of nine winners of this year’s $10,0000 Qwest Teachers & Technology Grants.
OROVILLE – Oroville School Directors approved several certified staff for the 2011/2012 school year at their Monday, May 23 board meeting.
OROVILLE – The head of public works and the police chief gave a quick report to the Oroville City Council about a meeting they attended the day before with representatives of the county’s emergency management department and National Weather Service regarding potential flooding in Okanogan County.
OKANOGAN COUNTY – The Okanogan River breached the 15-foot flood stage south of Tonasket on Monday, May 23 and began spilling over into the surrounding lands, raising flood concerns between Tonasket and Oroville.
“The extent to which the lowlands flood between Oroville and Tonasket is expected,” Scott Miller, director of the Okanogan County Emergency Management Department said Monday. “We’re at 15.3 feet right now and we’re expecting the water to reach 16- feet by Memorial Day. The peak is expected to be at 17 feet before June 7.”
NORTH COUNTY – Memorial Day Ceremonies are planned by the Tonasket and Oroville American Legion Posts this coming Monday morning.
TONASKET – Since the financial situation at the North Valley Hospital District is improving, it was announced during the NVH board meeting on Thursday, May 12 that meetings between the board and the Okanogan County Commissioners and Treasurer are no longer required on a monthly basis.
TONASKET – During the regular Tonasket School District board meeting on Monday, May 9, Superintendent Paul Turner announced the staffing levels in the district would remain steady next year.
TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council announced during their regular meeting on Tuesday, May 10 they had received a $24,000 Community Development Block Grant planning-only grant from the Department of Commerce for their water/sewer project.
OROVILLE – The recent reassessment of the Oroville area showed a 10 percent overall drop in property values, according to Okanogan County Auditor Scott Furman.