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LA production company seeks off-grid family near Oroville

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles Production Company is seeking families for what they describe as an authentic documentary about people who call the most remote areas of America home.

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Economic Roundtable to be held at Oroville Grange

OROVILLE – The economic downturn in the U.S. economy is hitting hard here in Oroville. Our Main Street is struggling from the lack of spendable Income in the hands of our people. Jobs are hard to find and often wages are not keeping pace with the cost of living. We need local solutions from local people. To facilitate this process the Oroville Grange is hosting and Economic Round Table at the Grange 622 Fir St. Oroville on Saturday, Jan. 30.

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Tonasket Chamber of Commerce Banquet

TONASKET – The Tonasket Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet and Auction is this Thursday, Jan. 21 at the Community Cultural Center at 411 Western Ave.

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Strapped for cash, Tonasket declines Stormwater plan

TONASKET – Tonasket City Council members hit a deadline for approving or declining a standard loan of $27,500 along with a forgivable loan for the same amount from the Washington State Department of Ecology for a Storm-water Facility Plan.

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Hughes’ Department Store not closing

OROVILLE – One of Oroville’s largest retailers, Hughes’ Department Store, will remain open despite nearly closing due to falling sales says owner Jack Hughes.

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Sitzmark Ski Area to open Saturday, Jan. 9

HAVILLAH – The Sitzmark Ski Area is scheduled to open on Saturday, Jan. 9. While the plan was for the hill to open just after Christmas, the opening was delayed until a government inspector could give the OK, according to representatives of the ski club. Sitzmark is open Saturdays, Sundays and Thursdays, as well as [...]

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What to do about Tonasket Creek flooding

OROVILLE – Jeff Bunnell, the owner of property in the east Oroville area has approached the city council to ask the city for help in trying to prevent Tonasket Creek from flooding. He warned that time was running out to stop a repeat of last February when the creek jumped its banks.

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Oroville School Board discusses policy changes

OROVILLE – The last Oroville School Board meeting of 2015 saw the swearing in of new school directors Kolo Moser and Ryan Frazier, as well as returning director Todd Hill.

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Sixty-day public review of Zoning Code begins

TONASKET – City Planner Kurt Danison submitted amendments to the Comprehensive Plan Land Use Designation Map and a thoroughly revised Zoning Code and Zoning Map to the Tonasket City Council Tuesday, Dec. 8. for a 60-day period of public review before the City Council holds a Public Hearing prior to taking action to adopt the amendments. According to Danison, the transmittal of the amendments from the Planning Commission completes nearly four years of effort.

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Tonasket Elementary named ‘School of Distinction’

TONASKET – Tonasket Elementary Schools is one of 90 schools across Washington State to be honored with the 2015 School of Distinction (SOD) award.

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