Tonasket School District nears decision on bond

TONASKET – The Tonasket School District’s Thoughtstream internet survey regarding the proposed school expansion bond measure continued through last week in its second stage, which involved prioritizing ideas gleaned from the survey’s first stage.

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Concerns about Emergency Management Plan addressed

Tonasket adopts resolution after Miller visit TONASKET – Tonasket city council member Scott Olson had had questions about Okanogan County’s Emergency Management Plan that he wanted answered before the city signed off on a resolution that would include Tonasket as part of the plan. That was in early September; Emergency Management’s Homeland Security Coordinator, Scott [...]

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Enrollment up at Oroville schools

OROVILLE – The Oroville School District, which receives basic education monies from the state based on the number of students enrolled, had good news at the Oct. 27 board meeting, the numbers are up.

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No jail time for former THS librarian who had sex with student

OKANOGAN – A former Tonasket High School librarian accused of having sex with an 18-year-old student will not serve jail time after an Okanogan County Superior Court Judge accepted a plea agreement.

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Early Election Results: Tonasket Criminal Justice measure trailing

OKANOGAN – It looks like a measure increasing the sales tax by 0.1 percent to raise revenue for criminal justice and fire protection costs is failing again, according to the early ballot counts Tuesday, Nov. 4.

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Phantom of the North: The Elusive Great Gray Owl

TONASKET – Not only are Great Gray Owls the largest owl in North America with the largest wingspan, their stature and countenance spark a sense of wonder. With alternate names such as “Great Grey Ghost,” and “Phantom of the North,” they inspire awe and pique our curiosity.

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Stateside Office Services has much to offer businesses

OROVILLE – Clyde and Sandy Andrews are expanding their services to businesses by offering printing, copying, faxing and internet services to the home and business office.

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Recent fires emphasize need for emergency preparedness

OROVILLE – Scott Miller, manager of Okanogan County Emergency Management, appeared before the Oroville City Council to discuss the importance of the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan, especially in light of the recent devastating Carlton Complex Fires.

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Kinross offering free Business Development classes

REPUBLIC – As part of a program to assist the local communities with upcoming change as closure of the Buckhorn Mine approaches, Kinross-Kettle River – Buckhorn is hosting a free series of trainings and workshops designed specifically for Ferry and Okanogan county residents and businesses starting Wednesday, Nov. 5 in Republic.

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Kinross Forum and Workshop Wednesday, Oct. 29

OROVILLE – On Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. there will be an Open Forum and Workshop at the Oroville High School Commons discussing the closure of the Buckhorn Gold Mine in 2015.

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