Enrollment at Oroville schools unexpectedly on the rise

OROVILLE – Ernie Bartelson, Superintendent at Oroville School District, reported an enrollment increase of about 85 students over last year.

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Three suspects in the Michelle Kitterman murder case (L-R) Tansy Fae Mathis, Brent L. Phillips and David Eugene Richards, will be standing trial starting this week in Okanogan County Superior Court. A fourth suspect, Lacey Hirst-Pavek, is out on bail and

Trials for Kitterman murder defendents continued to Nov. 17

OKANOGAN – The murder trials for three of the defendants in the Michelle Kitterman case have been continued to Nov. 17.

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Oroville Council discusses bio-solids, VIC and IVs

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council discussed a variety of subjects at their Tuesday, Sept. 15 meeting, including the bio-solids grant, the future of the Visitor’s Information Center and training for IV Techs.

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Oroville Ambulance Crew members Debora Donohue, Lisa Bordwell and Brad Calico prepare to load a gurney with a female believed to be suffering from hypothermia. The child and the two male sujects (seen here in camo shirt and bright blue shirt) were also tr

Four spend several cold nights lost on Chopaka along Candian border

OROVILLE – The combined efforts of several agencies and search and rescue aided in locating three adults and a child lost in the high country near the Canadian Border.

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Frank Grunert said he wanted storage at Shanker's Bend as a way to control a "dangerous" river and to provide irrigation, new energy resources and recreation. He was one of the few voices who spoke out in favor of a dam at Shanker's bend last Monday night

Opponents of Shanker’s Bend project say chose ‘No dam option.’ Parts I &amp

OROVILLE – More than 120 people packed the Old Oroville Depot to express their concerns over a feasibility study of water storage at Shanker’s bend on the Similkameen River.

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Reward offered for information leading to arrest and conviction of Tonasket

TONASKET – A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the vandal or vandals who damaged property at the Tonasket American Legion and the Smith and Nelson Warehouse.

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Methow Valley regains crown from Oroville for new construction

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Assessor’s Office recently completed inspecting and valuing new construction in the county and the Methow Valley has regained its title as new construction leader over Oroville.

“The Methow Valley has been the standard bearer in new construction for the last 25 years, with the exception last year when the Oroville area which had the highest new construction, said Scott Furman, Okanogan County Assessor.

The Assessor’s Office physically inspected all new construction that occurred throughout the County in the past 12-month period for property tax purposes, said Furman.

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Sheriff’s standoff with suicidal man ends safely for all

TONASKET – No one was injured during a standoff with a suicidal subject south of Tonasket on Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Sheriff Frank Rogers said a call came in at around 2:15 p.m. advising the Sheriff’s Office of a suicidal subject near Ellisforde sitting in his vehicle with a handgun.

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Okanogan orchardist Bob Blank said DOL inspectors were "out of line."

Growers upset over U.S. Dept. of Labor inspections

OKANOGAN – Orchardists met in a special meeting of the Okanogan County Farm Bureau to listen to fellow growers who recently underwent federal inspections only to face hefty fines.

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Oroville Council approves rezone of Alder Street Home Sites

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council approved a rezone request from the developers of the Aldler Street Home Sites, redesignating the property from Heavy Industrial to Residential 1.

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