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Family trust agrees to restore Lake Osoyoos shorelines and wetlands

OROVILLE – Under a settlement agreement with the Washington state Department of Ecology, a family trust from Canada has agreed to restore a shoreline and wetland on Lake Osoyoos in Okanogan County.

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Oroville schools salute veterans with assembly

OROVILLE – Oroville schools held a special Veteran’s Day Assembly to honor local veterans last Thursday in Coulton Auditorium.

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Editor’s Correction and apology

I would like to personally apologize to Tonasket School Board candidates Clint Duchow and Jeff Yeckel for an error I wrote on the election night ballot count. I wrote that Yeckel had won the race according to the first ballot count, which is unofficial because on election night ballots that remain to come in with [...]

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Latest election count

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Auditors Office posted new numbers to the Nov. 7 election results at 4:29 p.m. Nov. 9, with voter turnout now at 32.58 percent. The next count is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 15. The election will be certified Nov. 28.

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Counting as fast as we can

The Okanogan County Auditors Office plans to post the latest count on Tuesday’s election to their website by 5 p.m. this evening, Thursday, Nov. 9.

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Challengers lead incumbents in two hospital board races

OKANOGAN – In the early election day count of ballots two incumbent candidates for the North Valley Hospital District find themselves trailing against challengers.

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Ecology issues $20,000 fine for failing to remove illegal bulkhead

OROVILLE –A $20,000 penalty has been levied against Todd and Brenda Barrett of Graham, Wash., for failing to remove an unauthorized bulkhead and neglecting to restore the shoreline along property they own on Palmer Lake in Okanogan County.

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Oroville Youth Cheerleaders to compete in California

SPOKANE – The Oroville Youth Cheerleading Program traveled to Spokane on Oct. 22 to participate in a league competition and the Oroville Honey Bees placed first in their division, earning them the opportunity to compete at Regionals in Santa Clara, Calif. On Nov. 19.

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Wind and Fire Tour visits Omak

OMAK – Citizens’ Climate Lobby and Audubon Washington will present a program “Saving our Farms, Forests, and Fish While Strengthening the Economy.”

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Second pronghorn release on Colville Indian Reservation

NESPELEM – Ninety-eight pronghorn antelope were released on the Colville Indian Reservation recently; this is the second transplant operation since January 2016. The Colville Tribes’ Fish and Wildlife (CTFW) Department worked with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) to coordinate efforts that included helicopter captures from several antelope populations near Elko, Nevada.

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