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Lake Level Alert: ‘The water is high and rising’

OROVILLE – The Lake Osoyoos Association (LOA) has issued an alert about lake levels rising, as well as flooding in the Okanogan and Similkameen rivers.

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PUD begins Phase 1 of re-electrifying Enloe Dam against opposition from the public

TONASKET – Okanogan County PUD Commissioners Jerry Asmussen, Scott Vejraska and Bill Colyer met with community members last week for a “listening session” after signing a contract to begin Phase 1 of the Enloe Hydroelectric Project (Project).

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Walt Hart recognized for distinguished service to Scouting

MOSES LAKE -The Grand Columbia Council, Boy Scouts of America, acting through the National Court of Honor, awarded Walter A Hart III of Oroville, the Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service to youth in the Scouting program.

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Oroville Border Patrol Explorer named Explorer of the Year

OROVILLE – Oroville Border Patrol Explorer Teresa Fast is a student, caregiver, volunteer, athlete, and can also add a new title to her resume as she was honored as the United States Border Patrol Explorer of the Year for 2017.

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Okanogan Watch honored by Coalition for Open Government

OKANOGAN – The Washington Coalition for Open Government presented Okanogan County Watch with a Key Award for advocacy of open government in Okanogan County. The award was presented at Tuesday, April 10 at the county commissioners’ hearing room in Okanogan.

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GO Fundraiser: THE LOOK OF TRASH

TONASKET – The Trashion Show is coming back for a second year following last year’s success as a fundraiser for the Green Okanogan Recycling Center (GO Recycle).

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Medication Disposal Site opened

OROVILLE – A Medication Disposal drop box was recently installed at the Oroville Police Station on the 11th Avenue side. The drop box is where old or no longer needed prescription and over-the-counter drugs can be safely deposited.

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Life Jacket Donor Station dedicated at Deep Bay Park

OROVILLE – On Sunday, April 8 the Oroville Border Patrol Station’s Explorer Post dedicate a new life jacket donar station at Deep Bay Park, the second of two they have built for swimmers and boaters on Lake Osoyoos.

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Leah McCormick, Okanogan County Treasurer

First half of property taxes due

OKANOGAN – Leah McCormack, Okanogan County Treasurer, would like to remind all taxpayers that the first half property taxes and irrigation assessments for 2018 are due and must be postmarked by Monday, April 30, 2018.

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Rock slide temporarilty blocks Molson Grade

OROVILLE – A rock slide, which included rocks, dirt and tree debris, blocked the Chesaw Road between Nine Mile Road and Rise Road on Sunday, April 8.

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