Tonasket School District hiring new middle school principal

TONASKET – In light of current Tonasket Middle School Principal Ed Morgan’s announcement last month that he will retire at the end of this school year, the Tonasket School Board gave Superintendent Paul Turner approval to begin the hiring process for a new middle school principal during their meeting on Monday, Feb. 14.

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Tumbleweed Film Festival details presented to Tonasket Chamber

TONASKET – The Tumbleweed Film Festival details were presented during the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 8.

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The Veteran’s Administration Clinic at North Valley Hospital is now seeing patients. Shown from left to right are Dale White, VA office volunteer, Linda Michel, NVH CEO, Eric Knievel, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Marvin Boyd, Departmen

NVH warrants still at $2.46 million

TONASKET – The warrants for North Valley Hospital are still at $2.46 million after a slow January.

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Oroville Chamber will bring circus to town in June

OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce elected the 2011 slate of officers and discussed bringing the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus back to town this summer.

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DOT will be at Feb. 22 Tonasket City Council meeting

TONASKET – During the Tonasket City Council’s meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 8, City Clerk Alice Attwood announced that the Washington State Department of Transportation will be present at the council’s Tuesday, Feb. 22 meeting to answer questions and discuss projects.

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Jacob Cory of Tonasket catches some air while competing in the Sitzmark Rail Jam last Saturday. Cory came in third in the in the 14- to 17-year-old division of the snowboard competition. Photo by Gary DeVon

Large crowds at ‘best Rail Jam ever’

SITZMARK – There was a large crowd of both spectators and participants at the Fifth Annual Skidmark Terrain Park Rail Jam up at Sitzmark Ski Area on Saturday, Feb. 12.

“This was easily the best Rail Jam ever,” Jason Vaughan, manager of the Skidmark Terrain Park and Rail Jam founder, said. “Matt Eggleston designed an awesome terrain park for this year’s competition and the entire crew did a great job on the build. Shag and Spicolli from Lib-Tech, Sitzmark General Manager Jonathan Keener, Dan and Paul from GearBoxFilms, Gergis from Gergis Maximus Photography, Sarah DeLayne, Kathy Vaughan and STP Crew Volunteers Angela Vaughan and Tyler Fife worked with shovels and rakes all day Friday to get all the freestyle features dialed in. Plus, Sick Donkey Records not only provided a complete sound system, but DJ Sticky also brought a reggae and dancehall musical showcase that included African DJ Selector Jigsy, Jamaican vocalist Lawrenece ‘Mistah Chatman’ Chapman and local favorite Adrian Xavier and Essential I. Jesse Baker was as awesome as usual hosting and announcing the event.”

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Missoula Children’s Theater fundraisers this Sunday

TONASKET – This Sunday, Feb. 13, there will be two events to raise funds to bring the Missoula Children’s Theater back to Tonasket.

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Three killed in car accident south of Tonasket

TONASKET – Two cars collided on State Route 97 about two miles south of Tonasket killing three Brewster residents and injuring a fourth and two Tonasket residents at about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 6.

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NW Ice Fishing Festival on President’s Day weekend

MOLSON – The seventh annual NW Ice Fishing Festival will be held at Sidley Lake near Molson on the Saturday of President’s Day Weekend, Feb. 19.

The popular wintertime event is sponsored by the Oroville Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the Molson Grange.

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Oroville looking at purchase of new Christmas decorations

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council heard discussion on purchasing new Christmas decorations to replace the old wreaths and red lanterns on the light poles.

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