Ecstasy contents of one of the backpacks seized near Curlew in October. The seizure followed a tip from locals to the U.S. Border Patrol and netted 310 pounds of the designer drug worth nearly $9.4 million. U.S. Customs and Border Protection listed the fi

Seizure of $9.4 million in Ecstasy makes CBP’s top ten for 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The seizure near Curlew of 310 pounds of the “designer” drug Ecstasy, with an estimated street value of $9,373,329, made U.S. Custom and Border Protection’s top ten list of seizures on the U.S. border in 2010.

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Tonasket Chamber banquet planned for Jan. 20

TONASKET – The Tonasket Chamber of Commerce has scheduled their annual banquet for Thursday, Jan. 20 at the Community Cultural Center.

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Year in review – looking back at 2010



Tours of North Valley Hospital available – Thepublic is invited to tour the new addition of the hospital as work is nearingcompletion.

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Candidates for the 2011 Oroville May Festival Queen are (clockwise from top left) Madison Hatch, Kelsey Hughes, Naomi Peters and Kylie Richardson.

Four seek crown of May Festival Queen

OROVILLE – The selection of the 2011 Oroville May Festival Queen and Princesses will take place on Monday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Oroville High School Commons.

The community is invited to attend Selection Night, the only place where voting is held this year, to help select the queen and her court. This year’s candidates are Madison Hatch, Kylie Richardson, Kelsey Hughes and Naomi Peters, all juniors at Oroville High School. They have each provided a short biography about themselves, their families, school and activities:

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Voters to decide change in make up of Oroville School Board on Feb. 8

OKANOGAN – There will be a Special Election on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 to decide whether to change the make-up of the Oroville School Board to allow one at-large position.

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Oroville discusses small snowplows on city roads, sidewalks

OROVILLE – At their Tuesday, Dec. 21 meeting, Oroville Councilman Tony Koepke brought up the need for an ordinance regarding those who want to plow driveways and sidewalks.

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Oroville would like to establish sister school in the Dominican Republic

OROVILLE – Superintendent Steve Quick reported to the school board about his trip to the Dominican Republic and meeting with the foundation that has provided exchanges between Oroville and a high school there the last two years

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Patients and families are VIPs at NVH

TONASKET – With the introduction of patient representatives to North Valley Hospital, patients and their families are now treated like VIPs.

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Oroville adopts $6.4 million budget for 2011

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council adopted a 2011 budget of $6,368,500, approximately $2 million less than the 2010 budget due to fewer major projects slated in the new year.

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Tonasket School District facing budget cuts

TONASKET – Due to decisions by the state government at a recent legislative session, the Tonasket School District is once again facing budget cuts.

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