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<p align="right"><em>Photo by Gary DeVon</em></p><p>    Oroville Centennial Park was officially opened to the public at a ribbon cutting ceremony held last Saturday afternoon. Taking part in the ribbon cutting were (L-R) Stan and Tamara Porter, Joan Cool,

Oroville dedicates new Centennial Park

OROVILLE – If you would have asked him when the plan to create a new Centennial Park was first suggested, Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth admits he would have bet against it.

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File Photo	Mariah Cornwoman, owner of CWRay, LLP Farm and Forest Products attempts to temp a couple of festival-goers with one of her many garlic-based products at last year’s Okanogan River Garlic Festival in Tonasket. The festival, sponsored by t

Garlic Festival in Tonasket a feast for the senses

TONASKET – Dracula beware: the Garlic Festival is coming to Tonasket. On Aug. 15 and 16, History Park will be the setting of the Okanogan River Garlic Festival, hosted by the Community Cultural Center (CCC) of Tonasket.

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Heritage Days and Miners Rally Aug. 15-17

OROVILLE – Preparations are underway for the fifth annual Oroville Heritage Days, as well as the NW Miners Rally to be held in Oroville Aug. 15-17.

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Primary ballots in the mail

OKANOGAN – Ballots for Washington’s first Top Two Primary on Aug 19 went into the mail on July 31, according to Mila Jury, an election official with the Okanogan County Auditor’s office.

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Oroville man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

Weslee Ray Clough, Oroville, 21, pled guilty in Okanogan Superior Court on Thursday, July 17 to vehicular homicide by being under the influence of alcohol or drugs and operating a vehicle in a reckless manner.

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Tonasket Council votes to ban skateboards from some downtown sidewalks

TONASKET – Skateboards and bikes are no longer legal on some city sidewalks.

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<div align="right"><em>Photos by Gary A. DeVon</em></div><p></p><p>    Centennial Airport Day last Saturday started with a pancake breakfast cooked up and served by volunteers with lots of help from local Cub Scouts. More than 100 breakfasts were served t

Oroville’s Centennial continues with Incorporation Day Saturday

OROVILLE – Oroville kicked-off a week of Centennial Celebration last Friday – and it’s all leading up to a big 100th birthday party on Saturday, Aug. 2.

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Oroville Mayor declares burning ban

OROVILLE – Due to tinder-dry conditions Oroville’s Fire Chief requested and received a declaration of a city-wide burning ban from Mayor Chuck Spieth.

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Centennial Celebration kick-off party Friday, July 25Airport Day, Saturday,

OROVILLE – It’s ‘Let’s get this party started’ with the kick-off to Oroville’s Centennial Incorporation Week beginning Friday, July 25 and culminating in the big event, Incorporation Day, on Saturday, Aug. 2.

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<html>  <head>  </head>  <body>    <p align="right"><i>Photo by Amy Veneziano</i>    </p>    <p>    Checking out the damage was an exciting adventure for some local kids, who found this tree behind the EMS building in Tonasket.

Gusts of up to 74 miles an hour recorded in Oroville during storm

OROVILLE – The north half of Okanogan County took the brunt of an unusual summer windstorm with gusts recorded as high as 74 miles an hour in Oroville.

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