Oroville takes additional steps in hopes of state park transfer

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council has approved a motion for immediate annexation should the nearby state park be transferred over to the city and now is making plans to apply for additional funding for start-up costs.

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Murder trials continued to April

OKANOGAN – The murder trials for three defendants in a March 2009 murder case have been continued until April 6 while one defendant remains set to begin trial on March 9.

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Tonasket Kiwanis Groundhog Dinner this Saturday

TONASKET – The 26th Annual Tonasket Kiwanis Club Groundhog Dinner will be on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Tonasket High School Commons.

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Voters asked to approve $1.5 million M&O School Levy

OROVILLE – Oroville is seeking a replacement two-year Maintenance and Operations Levy to fund programs and other educational needs not funded by the state.

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NW Ice Fishing Festival Feb. 13

The Oroville Chamber of Commerce will be holding their annual Northwest Ice Fishing Festival on Sidley Lake near Molson on Saturday, Feb. 13 this year.

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NVH District working to pay off warrants

OKANOGAN – The North Valley Hospital District Board met with the Okanogan County Commissioners and county treasurer on Tuesday, Jan. 26 to discuss their plan to pay off the $3.2 million in warrants they owe the county.

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Tonasket City Councilmember Jean Ramsey along with City Clerk Alice Attwood displaying the name plaque honoring the people who donated money so the Holiday Light Committee could buy new snowflake holiday lights which have been on display on poles througho

Tonasket Council working on Shoreline Master Plan

TONASKET – The city council, along with the consultant from Highlands Associates, is working on the shoreline master plan.

Kurt Danison gave the council an update on the Okanogan County Planning Commission’s Comprehensive Plan and Critical Mass Plan before talking with them about the shoreline master plan during the meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Danison explained to the council the Early Adopter Grant for the Shoreline Master Plans which are given to cities that adopt their shoreline master plans before 2010.

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Tonasket Chamber wants to welcome Olympics travelers

TONASKET – The Tonasket Chamber of Commerce is looking for a way to welcome travelers through town on their way to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.C. next month.

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Eight Oroville students to travel to the Dominican Republic

OROVILLE – Eight Oroville students will accompany OHS teacher George Thornton on a three-week educational and cultural opportunity in the Dominican Republic this March.

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Mayor Patrick Plumb

Tonasket will apply for CDBG funds for sewer & water extension

TONASKET – The city council is applying for a Community Development Block Grant in order to find funding to extend sewer and water services south of Tonasket.

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