Tonasket Police Officer Janet Storey resigns

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council, in a special meeting on Friday, April 22, accepted the resignation of Tonasket Police Office Janet Storey, effective Saturday, April 30.

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Joanne Morris of Oroville addresses the crowd at the Okanogan County Public Utilities District’s information meeting on Tuesday, April 19. She said the straw that broke the camel’s back for her in regards to the PUD’s rates was when she realized she

Concerns heard, questions answered at PUD meeting

OKANOGAN – Concerns from Okanogan County Public Utility District customers were heard during a PUD information meeting on Tuesday, April 19 before frequent questions were answered during a prepared presentation.

The meeting was opened by PUD Board President Ernie Bolz who told the assembled crowd that informational meetings such as that evening’s would be planned for the last Tuesday of months with five Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., although there will not be one in May. Each person wishing to speak before a planned presentation was then given three minutes for their comments.

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Oroville readying summer vacation rentals at Veterans Memorial Park

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council was updated on the readiness of vacation rentals being prepared at Lake Osoyoos Veterans Memorial Park at their Tuesday, April 19 meeting.

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Oroville school board approves redistricting map

OROVILLE – The Oroville School Board approved a map outlining the redistricting of the school district into four school director election areas based on the 2010 census data.

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NCW BSM President Daralyn Hollenbeck presents Tonasket Ranger District Employees with plaque

Tonasket Rangers Partner with Blue Star Mothers

Blue Star Mothers Recipient of Tonasket Ranger District Employees Donation

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Property Taxes due April 30

OKANOGAN – Leah McCormack, Okanogan County Treasurer, is reminding taxpayers that the first half property taxes are due by April 30, 2011.

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Keeping our Okanogan green

TONASKET – Presentations designed to educate on the importance of living green in all aspects of life will be offered at the annual Green Okanogan Free Earth Day Alternative Faire on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Community Cultural Center.

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Jay Tyus from Mabton, Wash., has accepted the position as Tonasket Middle School principal beginning next school year. Photo by Emily Hanson

New Tonasket Middle School principal selected

TONASKET – The Tonasket School District hiring committee and board has selected Jay Tyus from Mabton, Wash. as the new Tonasket Middle School principal, beginning next fall.

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Tonasket concerned about vandalism of park grounds

TONASKET – Concern about possibly expensive vandalism being done in Chief Tonasket Park was brought to the Tonasket City Council during their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 12.

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Enrollment numbers still strong at Oroville Schools

OROVILLE – Student enrollment within the Oroville School District remains higher than predicted with 580 students, according to Shay Shaw, the district’s business manager.

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