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WSDOT Chip sealing begins in Okanogan County

TONASKET – The Washington State Department of Transportation has begun several chip sealing projects in Okanogan County, including work on US97 and SR20

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The OK Chevrolet team includes (top, l-r) Tyler Giles-Farley, Cameron Nelson, Pablo Nava, rod Moore, Wes Heinsma, (front) Angie Gavin, Kris Duchow, Katy Tibbs, Nick Stafford, David Williams, Jim McCormick and Rich Fewkes. Not pictured is Mike McCarter.

New management takes over OK Chevy

TONASKET – Emphasizing a desire to bring more business to Tonasket as well as increasing community involvement, a new management team is hoping to bring some of the old spark to OK Chevrolet.

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NV Hospital chooses new CT scanner

TONASKET – Even in the midst of taking care of basic infrastructure needs – the oft-discussed boiler system and malfunctioning backup generator often on the forefront – North Valley Hospital District has kept its focus on another needed replacement: the hospital’s computed tomography (CT) scanner that it has been looking at upgrading for the past year.

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ATF and FBI seize items from storage locker

OROVILLE – Agents from the FBI and ATF seized some of the contents of a storage unit, which included illegal substances, located at 140 Chesaw Rd., but would not comment on why they had served the warrant.

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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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