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North Valley Hospital CFO concerned about financial health

TONASKET – North Valley Hospital Chief Financial Officer Helen Verhasselt reported at the last regular board meeting that as of Wednesday, August 24, the hospital district was about $200,000 short of revenue compared to what was going out in accounts payable and payroll, and that the problem could grow worse over the next few months.

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Commissioner candidates answer questions at forum

OROVILLE – After short introductions, candidates for Okanogan County Commissioner Positions 1 and 2 answered questions at a forum held at the Oroville Grange on Thursday, Aug. 25.

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The state Department of Ecology regulates lake levels at Zosel Dam in Oroville. Lake levels can fluctuate into early July depending on snowpack. Ecology seeks to maintain the water level between 911.5 and 912 feet from May 1 to Sept. 15, but occasionally there’s a chance for flooding when snowmelt and runoff are high. Gary DeVon/staff photo

Canada releases pulse flows to the Okanagan River

OROVILLE – Dam operators in Penticton, BC are raising flows in the Okanagan River to assist migrating salmon on their trip down the Columbia River system to the ocean.

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Tigers head back to the den

TONASKET – Tonasket School District students head back to school Tuesday, August 30, with a Back to School Assembly in the Gym at 8:30 a.m.

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Worksource to offer job services locally

TONASKET – People looking for work will be able to access WorkSource services at the Tonasket Visitor and Business Resource Center the second Tuesday of every month, beginning September 13.

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Fires spark most of new construction in county last year

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Assessor’s Office recently completed physically inspecting and valuing for property tax purposes, new construction that has occurred throughout the County in the past 12 months.

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Oroville approves petition for street vacation

OROVILLE – The city council approved Oroville Reman and Reload’s petition to vacate portions of streets in the heavy industrial area, a prerequisite of a pre-annexation agreement which would allow parts of several streets to be routed so that only heavy industrial traffic is allowed in certain areas and residents living nearby use an alternate route.

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Statewide burn ban expanded

OLYMPIA – Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark expanded the statewide burn ban to include all recreational fires and barbecues on state-protected lands, including state parks. The burn ban runs through Sept. 30.

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Tonasket woman dies in motorcycle accident

Tammy Clark fondly remembered by close friends, community “She was a dedicated wife and mother, very in love with her husband and proud of her sons. Her smile always lit up the room and she was always smiling.” Cristina Del Rosario, Co-worker Family Health Center MOLSON – Tonasket resident Tammy Clark, 45, was killed Wednesday, [...]

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Star partiers enjoy fourth year at Eden Valley

OROVILLE – Any time an event moves 200 miles from its longtime home, the natural evolution of said event is going to be disrupted.

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