State not seeking death penalty against Kittemran murder suspects

OKANOGAN – Prosecuting attorney Karl Sloan announced the State would not be seeking the death penalty against three of the defendants in the Michelle Kitterman murder investigation during appearances from the defendants in the Okanogan County Jail In-Custody Courtroom on Thursday, May 28.

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Oroville Chamber bringing circus back to town

OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce is once again hosting the Culpepper and Merriweather Circus at City Park on Friday June 5 with shows at 5:00 and 7:30 p.m.

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New plan could allow local state park to remain open through 2011

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission approved a budget implementation plan last week that keeps all state parks, including Osoyoos Lake Veterans Memorial in Oroville, open in 2009-11, provided a new donation program tied to vehicle license tabs brings in enough revenue to operate state parks.

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Planning Commission makes preliminary decision on Eagle Canyon Long Plat

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan Planning Commission okayed a preliminary recommendation for approval of the development agreement for phase one of a proposed development near Tonasket during their meeting on Monday, May 18 in the Commissioners Hearing Room.

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New TSA rules mean Oroville’s airport could get a lot busier

OROVILLE – New federal rules requiring all airplanes leaving the United States clear U.S. Customs could mean Oroville’s Dorothy Scott International Airport is in for a lot more traffic.

The Oroville City Council learned of the airport’s potential for increased use from Airport Service Manager Steven Johnston at the council’s Tuesday, May 19 meeting.

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Tonasket School Board passes 2009-2010 budget reductions

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board passed the budget reductions for the 2009-2010 school year during their regular board meeting on Monday, May 4.

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Bailey Griffin (far right) with the Kellogg's film crew in the Tonasket Elementary School gym on Wednesday, Feb. 11. Griffin is one of four finalists for the Kellogg's Frosted Flakes Earn your stripes (ESPY) program and has the chance to win the second an

Voting for Griffin’s Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Earn Your Stripes video begin

TONASKET – The voting for Bailey Griffin’s Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Earn Your Stripes video begins online on Monday, May 18.

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Walking paths part of high schooler’s senior project

OROVILLE – Isaac Iverson, an Oroville 12th-grader, appeared before the council to discuss his senior project which would more designate a walking path around Oroville.

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Prosecutor’s office seeks to elevate charges against murder suspects

OKANOGAN – The prosecutor’s office has filed motions to elevate the charges against three of the defendants in the Michelle Kitterman murder case.

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Bob Drummond, photogrpahed here in 1968, came to Oroville from the silver area of Idaho's Silver Valley and served as school teacher, coach, high school principal and later as district superintendent. Photo courtesy of the Okanogan Borderlands Historical

Drummonds are May Festival Grand Marshals

OROVILLE – This year’s choice of members of the Drummond family as May Festival Grand Marshals is a tip of the hat to Bob Drummond, who started Oroville’s premier annual celebration 75 years ago.

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