VANCOUVER, B.C. – Jeremy Teela, who was born in Tonasket and raised in Oroville, was in ninth place after the first day of the biathlon event at the 2010 Winter Olympics as of Monday, Feb. 15.
Ryan Kester tying the last string of the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce’s sign welcoming Olympic travelers to town on Friday, Feb. 5. The sign was made by Jerry Bradley at Stampede Signs, who also helped to hang the sign on the flag poles in front of The Junction with the permission of Sam Buchert. Photo by Terry Mills
OKANOGAN – The Greater Okanogan Community Network is accepting applications for youth grants in amounts up to $1,000 for projects that are run or designed by young people or in which youth have a leadership role.
TONASKET – The Tonasket Visitor’s and Business Resource needs volunteers to help keep the center open and bring in volunteers.
OROVILLE – The search process for applicants for a new superintendent for Oroville School District concluded with five finalists, who will be whittled down to three, according to Steve McKenna, a search consultant working for the district.
OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council has approved a motion for immediate annexation should the nearby state park be transferred over to the city and now is making plans to apply for additional funding for start-up costs.
OKANOGAN – The murder trials for three defendants in a March 2009 murder case have been continued until April 6 while one defendant remains set to begin trial on March 9.
TONASKET – The 26th Annual Tonasket Kiwanis Club Groundhog Dinner will be on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Tonasket High School Commons.
OROVILLE – Oroville is seeking a replacement two-year Maintenance and Operations Levy to fund programs and other educational needs not funded by the state.
The Oroville Chamber of Commerce will be holding their annual Northwest Ice Fishing Festival on Sidley Lake near Molson on Saturday, Feb. 13 this year.