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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Candidates attend forum in Oroville

OROVILLE – Candidates seeking local county, state and federal offices were invited to Oroville last Thursday, Oct. 16 to introduce themselves and tell voters why they should cast a ballot in their favor.

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William Clark descendent to demonstrate work

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council gave its blessing to Churchill Clark to station his canoe carving project in Founders Day Park next to the visitor’s center until early December during its meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 14.

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Partial Solar Eclipse

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Dumpster debate cools for now

TONASKET – Tensions didn’t boil over, but they certainly were simmering as the Tonasket City Council and two representatives of the North Valley Hospital District engaged in some verbal sparring over the placement of garbage dumpsters that had taken up residence along the curb on Western Avenue.

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Open House on proposed Bonaparte project

TONASKET – Tonasket Ranger District will host an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 to discuss a proposal in the Bonaparte Mountain area and meet the new District Ranger.

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Public meeting on US Navy Electronic Exercise Special Use Permit

WENATCHEE – There will be an open house on Nov. 4 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Okanogan County PUD to discuss the proposed actions U.S. Navy Electronics Exercise Special Use Permit. U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Navy personnel will be present to answer questions from interested parties.

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Hunter kills cougar believed to have been killing pets

OROVILLE – Dave Sharpe shot a cougar on Krugar Mountain last week. The big cat is believed to be the same one that has been hunting and killing pets in the Westlake area.

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Death of Riverside man thought to be homicide

RIVERSIDE – The Okanogan County Sheriff’s office is investigating the death of a Riverside man and questioning two teenage suspects arrested in Oregon driving the dead man’s stolen pickup.

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