OROVILLE – Due to tinder-dry conditions Oroville’s Fire Chief requested and received a declaration of a city-wide burning ban from Mayor Chuck Spieth.
OROVILLE – It’s ‘Let’s get this party started’ with the kick-off to Oroville’s Centennial Incorporation Week beginning Friday, July 25 and culminating in the big event, Incorporation Day, on Saturday, Aug. 2.
OROVILLE – The north half of Okanogan County took the brunt of an unusual summer windstorm with gusts recorded as high as 74 miles an hour in Oroville.
OROVILLE – Oroville will celebrate its one-hundredth birthday with several Centennial Events leading up to Aug. 2 Incorporation Day.
TONASKET – The building housing Ty Olson Construction, Inc. was a total loss in a fire July 1.
NORTH COUNTY – Lightning storms, dry grass and fireworks proved too much for the desert landscape to take last week.
More than 350 ground strikes by lightening from Cle Elum to the Canadian border set off dozens of regional fires, including several in the Okanogan and Oroville areas, according to Central Washington Interagency Communications Center
TONASKET – The air-conditioned school board room was the place to be while temperatures scorched outside last Monday night.
TONASKET – State of the art technology may be coming to Tonasket.
The North Valley Hospital Board approved a feasibility study and will draft a lease plan for a General Electric brand 16 Slice CT Scanner.
TONASKET – There’s nothing quite like a dog – they share your bed, come when they’re called and never talk back.
TONASKET – Ongoing discussion about the future of the old fire hall in Tonasket ended with knowledge of its assessed value and a report from Permit Administrator Christian Johnson to the city council June 24.
Poll of the Week
Should the Oroville School Board have renewed OHS Social Studies Teacher Ryan Frazier's Contract
- Yes, he has made a change in students' lives and got them excited about school (46%, 64 Votes)
- Yes, the board should have gone with Principal Kristin Sarmiento's evaluation and recommendation (25%, 35 Votes)
- I don't have enough information to say one way or another (16%, 22 Votes)
- Yes, with the understanding he address Supt. Steve Quick's concerns (14%, 19 Votes)
- No, the issue went through the superintendent and board and should be dropped there (9%, 13 Votes)
- No, we elect local school boards to make these sorts of decisions for us (8%, 11 Votes)
- No, Supt. Steve Quick recommended the first-year probationary teacher's contract not be renewed (5%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 140