<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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Oroville gearing up for Centennial Celebration

OROVILLE – Oroville will celebrate its one-hundredth birthday with several Centennial Events leading up to Aug. 2 Incorporation Day.

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<p align="right"><i> Photos by Amy Veneziano</i></p><p>    Crews from Tonasket, Oroville and Omak were at the fire at various times Tuesday. However, fires in Omak and Okanogan quickly left the north county on their own, when the Omak crew had to head bac

Ty Olson Construction a total loss after July 1 fire

TONASKET – The building housing Ty Olson Construction, Inc. was a total loss in a fire July 1.

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Photo by Joe Somday	A Department of Natural Resources plane drops retardant on areas near a fire off Canyon Spur Road east of Oroville. The fire was started by fireworks July 4.

Fires burn elsewhere in county but no serious property damage reported

NORTH COUNTY – Lightning storms, dry grass and fireworks proved too much for the desert landscape to take last week.

More than 350 ground strikes by lightening from Cle Elum to the Canadian border set off dozens of regional fires, including several in the Okanogan and Oroville areas, according to Central Washington Interagency Communications Center

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Tonasket school board feeling high fuel prices

TONASKET – The air-conditioned school board room was the place to be while temperatures scorched outside last Monday night.

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North Valley Hospital planning lease on CT machine

TONASKET – State of the art technology may be coming to Tonasket.

The North Valley Hospital Board approved a feasibility study and will draft a lease plan for a General Electric brand 16 Slice CT Scanner.

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<html>  <head>  </head>  <body>    <div align="right"><i>Photo by Amy Veneziano</i>    </div>    <p>    </p>    <p>    This mutt won Best Dressed for under 12 (the girl is under 12). It's an Irish Wolfhound. Wearing fatigues and

Wauconda Mutt Show supports Howling Ridge

TONASKET – There’s nothing quite like a dog – they share your bed, come when they’re called and never talk back.

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Council advised to retain old fire hall property

TONASKET – Ongoing discussion about the future of the old fire hall in Tonasket ended with knowledge of its assessed value and a report from Permit Administrator Christian Johnson to the city council June 24.

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Photo by Amy Veneziano	With her crown complete, one little girl picks out the perfect paper for a hand fan from helper Mishara, 13 years old.

Tea time in Tonasket for 12 little girls

TONASKET – Tea, finger sandwiches and various delicate pastries graced the plates of 12 well-dressed girls in Tonasket last Saturday.

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Rodeo and fireworks all set for the Fourth

NORTH COUNTY – Whether it’s rodeo action or a fireworks display the North County has something for everyone this Fourth of July.

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