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Esther Caton named Grand Lady of Founders Day

Esther Caton has been selected as the 2016 Founders Day Grand Marshal. A Tonasket native, Caton still lives on the family homestead up Pine Creek where she was raised.

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Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth loses battle with health issues

OROVILLE – The sad news that Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth had succumbed to pneumonia after battling cancer was shared at the Tuesday, May 16 city council meeting

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Jeff Hardesty hired as new Oroville School Superintendent

Elementary Principal Joan Hoehn resigns OROVILLE – After a short executive session at last Monday’s Oroville School Board meeting Jeff Hardesty, the current Tonasket High School Principal, was hired to serve in his first Superintendent’s post at Oroville School District. School Director Todd Hill made the motion to hire Hardesty at a salary of $105,000 [...]

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NVH to invest in Extended Care, set up Veteran’s Advisory Board

TONASKET – North Valley Hospital CEO Mike Zwicker said a Nurse Rededication program held Wednesday, May 11, was such a success the hospital would like to make it an annual event and possibly extend it to other departments in the hospital district.

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Commissioners keep moratorium in place, voters speak out

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Commissioners Sheila Kennedy and Jim Detro voted Tuesday, May 3, to leave a temporary marijuana moratorium in place prohibiting new marijuana businesses.

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Nathan McAllister joins G-T newspaper sales staff

OROVILLE – Nathan McAllister will be doing advertising sales for the Gazette-Tribune newspaper starting with the next issue.

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Charlene Helm retires as G-T Advertising Sales Representative

OROVILLE – While she did much more than advertising sales for the Gazette-Tribune, Charlene Helm will be entering a new chapter in her life, leaving advertising behind and working with her husband Greg working on houses and managing property.

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Tonasket opposes moving juvenile facility

TONASKET – Mayor Patrick Plumb and all five Tonasket City Council members signed a resolution for maintaining and operating a juvenile detention facility in Okanogan County. The resolution was adopted at the May 10 city council meeting.

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Pet shelter in the works for Okanogan County

TONASKET – Mayor Patrick Plumb declared May 27-28 and June 3-4 to be this year’s Poppy Days in Tonasket.

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Rally at the Border Blues Fest set for influx of motorcycle riders

OROVILLE – Oroville comes alive this weekend with bikes, blues and booze as the 14th annual Run for the Border charity motorcycle ride arrives just in time for the Rally at the Border Blues Fest and spring barrel tastings at local wineries.

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