NVH VA training scheduled to start soon

TONASKET – The training at North Valley Hospital for the Veteran’s Administration contract is scheduled to start by the end of this month, Administrator Linda Michel announced during the NVH board meeting on Thursday, Jan. 13.

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Much has changed at the former Jackpot Food Mart located at 1518 Main Street since the building was purchased by Jim Newton and turned into a restaurant. The Department of Ecology listed the one time gas station and convenience store as a Hazardous Site,

Ecology proposes removing Oroville site from Hazardous List

OROVILLE – The state Department of Ecology has proposed the removal of the Jackpot Food Mart Site from the Hazardous Sites List because of clean-up that took place four years ago.

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Selena Hines was sworn in as the newest member of the Tonasket City Council during their meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 11. Photo by Emily Hanson

Tonasket City Council appoints Hines

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council appointed a new member to fill the seat vacated by Connie Maden at the end of 2010 during their meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 11.

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Tonasket Council looking for annexation support

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council hosted a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 4 to speak with residents of the Seventh Street/Mill Drive area about the city’s plans to annex the area and provide water and sewer.

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Oroville mayor makes department head appointments

OROVILLE – Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth asked the city council to approve his re-appointment of the city’s department heads at the council’s Tuesday, Jan. 4 meeting.

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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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