OROVILLE – The recent reassessment of the Oroville area showed a 10 percent overall drop in property values, according to Okanogan County Auditor Scott Furman.
NC WASH. – The National Weather Service has put out near daily warnings of the potential for flooding of small streams and main stem rivers in North Central Washington.
OROVILLE – The 77th Annual May Festival featured many traditional events as well as some new activities that are quickly becoming part of the tradition.
The Gold Digger Apple Float was judged Best Float this year and another crowd favorite, the City of Kelowna float featuring an iridescent green Ogopogo was Queen Madison Hatch’s Choice. The City of Kelowna Royalty also earned a first place in the judge’s awards.
By the number of ties this year it was apparent the judges were having a hard time choosing among the many fine entries. The other first prize winners were:
A large slope failure below the Buckhorn Mine sent a wall of mud cascading thousands of feet down Gold Bowl Creek, uprooting large trees and scouring the creek drainage.
OROVILLE – The City of Oroville took steps to prepare for flooding by approving a plan to bring in sand to fill sandbags in case the Okanogan and Similkameen Rivers overflow their banks this spring.
TONASKET – Lew Rider, turning 100-years-old, looks back on the events of his childhood and work years.
OROVILLE – John and Joy Lawson have the honor of being this year’s May Festival Grand Marshals and will preside over the Grand Parade.
OROVILLE – May Festival Queen Madison Hatch and Princesses Kelsey Hughes, Naomi Peters and Kylie Richardson invite everyone to celebrate the 77th Annual Oroville May Festival this weekend.
In the article on the Oroville School Board in last week’s print edition we erroneously wrote that the school board tabled the decision on whether to reappoint Carl Iverson as next winter’s varsity high school basketball coach.
TONASKET – A “Learn Before You Burn” presentation from the Washington State Department of Ecology informed attendees to the Green Okanogan Alternative Faire about outdoor burning rules and safety on Saturday, April 23.