PORTLAND, Ore. & SPOKANE, Wash.- Umpqua Holdings Corporation and Sterling Financial Corporation have entered into a definitive agreement in which Sterling will merge with and into Umpqua. The transaction will have a total value of approximately $2.0 billion.
TONASKET – Discussion about the future of the Tonasket Municipal Swimming pool continued at the Tuesday, Nov. 12, city council meeting after the council had had a chance to review a book-length report completed by Pool World of Spokane at its behest.
OKANOGAN – Two men were arrested in connection with the Sept. 2, 2013 fatal shooting of a grouse hunter on Cow Camp Road not far from Chesaw.
TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board worked toward a final decision on what it will present to the community in terms of its funding needs for the immediate future at its Monday, Nov. 11, meeting.
The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree passed through Tonasket on Wednesday, Nov. 6, to the delight of much of the Tonasket School District students, who lined the hill along SR-20 to catch a glimpse of the caravan on its way to Washington, D.C. This year’s tree grew on the Newport District of the U.S. National Forest [...]
TONASKET – A successful run at area bazaars and rodeos over the spring and summer inspired Karla Stucker to set up shop with her new business, Country Crazy Cowgirl Bling, which she started up last February. The business now occupies a portion of II Sisters Video Store in Tonasket at 415 S. Whitcomb Ave. Stucker [...]
NORTH COUNTY – Area residents will receive advanced emergency medical care after current EMTs graduate from a specialized from a course that is being taught for the first time in the state of Washington.
OROVILLE – A two-vehicle collision five miles south of Oroville on SR97 Friday afternoon sent six people, including a pedestrian, to the hospital and led to both drivers being investigated for Driving Under the Influence.
UPDATE: Even after the second vote count all incumbents for office, except Lael Duncan for North Valley Hospital Commissioner, have been returned to their previous posts. In fact, as of last Friday’s vote count, Teresa Hughes has gained in her run for the NVH Commissioner Position 5 seat. Dick Larson, in Position 4 for the Hospital Board maintained his lead against challenger Rosa Snyder.
OROVILLE – A worn clipping from the Oroville Weekly Gazette from the mid-forties has started Thomas Wilburn, son of Verna Thornton Wilburn, on a quest to get the five star service flag promised to his family during World War II. The flag was to be given to the late Mr. and Mrs. Earl Thornton for [...]