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Full Tonasket School District slate

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board had a full and varied slate to discuss at the Monday, March 24, board meeting, covering everything from finances to curricula, grading methods and a spectrum of administrative reports.

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Mayor, county spar over highway

OKANOGAN – Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb wanted a chance to meet with the Okanogan County Commissioners.
He got that opportunity Monday, March 24, entering the commissioners’ chambers along with Tonasket City Council Member Scott Olson and Kurt Danison of Highlands Associates, who serves as Tonasket’s (and other cities) city planner.
Plumb had submitted a 10-point agenda of discussion points to commissioners Jim DeTro, Ray Campbell and Sheilah Kennedy that included:

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Oroville awards bid for Central and Cherry Project

OROVILLE – Tina Jancowicz, representing the Columbia River Harley Owner’s Group (HOG) came to the Oroville City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 18, requesting street closures for motorcycle parking during the Run for the Border charity ride planned for Armed Services Day Saturday, May 17.

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Brad Scott appointed as school director

OROVILLE – Brad Scott was added to the Oroville School Board in the second at-large position, bringing the board to a full compliment of five members for the first time in nearly a year.

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Public Health warns of possible norovirus outbreak

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Public Health has released a bulletin saying that it is receiving numerous reports of a stomach illness most likely caused by the norovirus.

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Trail groups applaud mining company, trailhead donors

OROVILLE – The latest newsletter from the Pacific Northwest Trail Association is expressing gratitude to Echo Bay Minerals for the purchase of property near the Whistler Canyon Trailhead which the county was selling.

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Fund finances Family Health Center development

CHICAGO – The Healthy Futures Fund—a first-of-its-kind collaboration to support accessible health care and affordable housing in low-income communities—has made its initial investment in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), helping finance the construction of a new clinic in the underserved rural community of Omak.

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Burglar arrested after being tracked by ankle bracelet

OKANOGAN – A man arrested for breaking in to, and burglarizing, the Okanogan Eagles was tattled on by his court ordered monitoring ankle bracelet.

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Supreme Court hears final arguments in transmission line case

OLYMPIA — A new transmission line from Pateros to Twisp would mean more reliable electricity for residents in the Methow Valley.

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Shot fired in Crumbacher

TONASKET – A former Omak police officer was arrested at 58 Oakes Drive in Crumbacher after shooting at the feet of his son’s ex-girlfriend.

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