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Juventino Simon Sandoval Lopez, 40, Omak, pleaded guilty June 29 to unlawful imprisonment (lesser included of second-degree kidnapping) and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. The court dismissed charges of harassment (threats to kill), reckless endangerment and second-degree assault. Sandoval Lopez was sentenced to 21 months in prison and fined $1,110.50 for the Sept. 5, 2014 crimes.

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Tonasket Water Ranch splash park up and running

TONASKET – Tonasket’s Water Ranch and Splash Park opened at high noon Friday, July 1. The park, located in Chief Tonasket Park, is free to the public and open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Emotions run high at NO Paws Animal Shelter hearing

OKANOGAN – It was standing room only in the Okanogan County Commissioners’ board room last Thursday as proponents and opponents met to give testimony on whether an Oroville area animal shelter should be granted a Conditional Use Permit (CUP).

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Oak Harbor woman hired as TMS principal

TONASKET – Tonasket School District hired Kristi Krieg of Oak Harbor to take over Jay Tyus’s position as middle school principal.

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Get ready for rodeo and fireworks on the Fourth of July

NORTH COUNTY – Independence Day will be celebrated with a rodeo and fireworks again this year in the North County with the 74th Annual Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo, as well as the community fireworks display in Oroville.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
Criminal
Chantelle Rose Mendivil, 20, Tonasket, pleaded guilty June 21 to first-degree possession of stolen property, two counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, residential burglary (lesser included of first-degree burglary), residential burglary, second-degree burglary, first-degree theft, second-degree theft and theft of a motor vehicle. The crimes occurred Dec. 2, 2014. In a second case….

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County gives Tonasket Medical Services bid to Lifeline

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Commissioners Jim DeTro, Sheila Kennedy and Ray Campbell awarded the bid for ambulance services in Tonasket to Lifeline last Friday (June 17).

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court

Criminal

Gloria Marie Mathyer, 53, Twisp, was found guilty (jury trial) June 10 for vehicular homicide and vehicular assault. Mathyer pleaded guilty June 7 to third-degree DWLS. She was sentenced to 173 months (14.4 years) in prison and fined $600 for the June 7, 2014 crimes.

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Superior Court Judges, administrator, file suit against the county commissioners

OLYMPIA – Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has appointed a Special Assistant to bring legal action on behalf of the Okanogan Superior Court against Okanogan County and its individual commissioners, Sheilah Kennedy, Jim DeTro and Ray Campbell.

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Geo-thermal Forums not well attended

NORTH COUNTY – North Valley Hospital held two community forums in Oroville and two in Tonasket last week to answer any questions the public might have about the geo-thermal project the hospital district is in the process of implementing for their heating and cooling needs. Three of the forums had zero attendance and two people attended the fourth one, held Wednesday, June 8 at the Tonasket Senior Center.

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