Oroville will consider increase in building heights

OROVILLE – Among the items discussed at the Tuesday, Oct. 7 meeting of the Oroville City Council was increasing the limit on the height of commercial buildings within the city limits.

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<p class=MsoNormal align=right style='text-align:right'><i>Photo by Gary DeVon</i></p><p class=MsoNormal>            RichardSolopek, an environmental engineer with Kinross’ Kettle River Operations,describes the water treatment system at the m

Gold mine celebrates grand opening on Buckhorn Mountain

OROVILLE – After nearly 20 years in the making, the Buckhorn Mountain Project, the state’s first new large-scale gold mine to open in over a decade, held a grand opening ceremony at the mine site last Thursday, Oct. 9.

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Does Okanogan County need a public transportation system?

OKANOGAN – Does Okanogan County need a public transportation system, a special meeting was held last Wednesday begin discussion on the topic?

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The inside of the Wauconda Café a regular meeting place to eat and exchange news for the locals and a welcome stop for travelers along Highway 20. The new owner of Wauconda’s only commercial district will collect lease money from the restaurant, the po

Want to buy a town? One for sale on e-bay

WAUCONDA – A search for “town for sale” on e-bay will find it. The town of Wauconda is now officially for sale.

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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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