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Watercross racers hit Lake Osoyoos this weekend

OROVILLE — About 50 watercross race teams are expected to fill Deep Bay Park this weekend for the second Lake Osoyoos Cup.

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Tonasket Council sets public hearing on Six Year Transportation Plan

TONASKET – Tonasket City Council’s second meeting in June will include a public hearing for the Six Year Transportation Plan. The community is invited to come and express any needs they see at the meeting about roads in the city of Tonasket. The needs are prioritized every year, and filed with county agencies for future funding. The public hearing is set for the June 23 meeting, which begins at 7 p.m.

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Cougar makes an early morning appearance in town

TONASKET – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDF&W) Police received a call about a cougar treed by a dog on Seventh Street in Tonasket Thursday, May 20.

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NVH board appoints new hospital adminstrator

North Valley Hospital (NVH) Board of Commissioners moved to appoint Mike Zwicker of Harlowton, Montana, as CEO-Administrator/Superintendent. The motion was made by Clarice Nelson and seconded by Herb Wandler. The appointment will be acted upon at the next meeting, May 28, with the position commencing May 29. Compensation offered Zwicker includes a salary of $150,500 per year.

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Next fall’s elections should be interesting

OKANOGAN COUNTY – It looks like next fall’s election is shaping up to be an interesting one as several local offices have incumbents facing challengers.

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Osoyoos Lake serves as ‘beautiful’ backdrop for Rally at the Border Blues Fest

OROVILLE – They may have left singing the blues, but no one who attended last Saturday’s Rally at the Border Blues Fest left unhappy. Between 350 and 400 people attended the festival, now in it’s second year. An increase in attendance by more than 100, according to organizers. Visitors came from as far away as Vancouver BC, Seattle and Twin Falls Idaho.

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Oroville High School increasing college credit opportunities

Oroville High School has been offering Running Start and College in the High School Classes for the past three years now. The Running Start program consists of high school juniors and seniors taking college credit courses and receiving dual credit for them. For example, a student taking a RS U.S. History course would receive five credits from the college or university as well as one credit of high school credit for the same class.

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Math is Cool team takes second among NCW Division II teams

WENATCHEE – The Tonasket fourth grade Math is Cool team took second place at Regionals in Wenatchee April 17, with Joe Thornton taking first place in the individual competitions.

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Schools honor employees at Excellence Banquet

TONASKET – The North Central Educational Service District presented the 30th Annual Okanogan County Excellence Banquet at Tonasket High School on Thursday, May 7.

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County commissioners, not EMS board decides on interlocal agreement

OROVILLE – The Oroville EMS has been struggling about what to do regarding a lack of trained personnel to operate the ambulance and has been considering going to a private company for service

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