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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Brandy Range selected for 2010 May Festival Queen

OROVILLE – Miss Brandy Range was selected as this year’s Oroville May Festival Queen at the Royalty Selection Night held at the OHS Commons Monday, Jan. 18.

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Oroville will support hospital’s bid for grant

OROVILLE – Oroville has agreed to be the administrating agency should North Valley Hospital’s request for as much as $600,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) monies be approved by the state.

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Superintendent discusses upcoming M&O Levy

OROVILLE – Oroville School Superintendent Ernie Bartelson discussed the upcoming $1.497 million two-year Maintenance and Operations levy with chamber members last Friday.

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Murder trials continued to February

OKANOGAN – The murder trials for Tansy Mathis, Brent Phillips and David Richards have been continued to the week of Feb. 9.

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Oroville still working on Shoreline Management Plan

OROVILLE – Despite the county running out of grant money to update their Shoreline Master Plan, Oroville and the other incorporated cities of the county will pool resources to complete their own plans.

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Year in Review — Looking Back at 2009

Editor’s Note: This week we take a look back at just a few of the stories that made the front page of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune during 2009. G.A.D.


Tonasket students heading to Washington D.C. – In June next of next year 22 eighth and ninth graders travel to the nation’s capital; four will participate in a wreath ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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Oroville May Festival Queen Candidates Brandy Lynne Range and Cheyane Sharpe

Two junior at OHS vying for Oroville May Festival Queen

OROVILLE – Two young ladies, Brandy Lynne Range and Cheyanne Sharpe, are requesting the Oroville community consider them for the position of this year’s May Festival Queen and Princess.

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Tonasket City Council approves salaries and benefits for 2010

TONASKET – The salaries and benefit for city employees were approved along with the 2010 budget during the Tonasket City Council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 22.

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