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North Valley Hospital makes new staff hires

TONASKET – North Valley Hospital hired three new staff members, two in the Rehab department as well as a dietitian.

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Annual Molson Quilt Show set for Aug. 27

MOLSON – The Fifth Annual Molson Quilt Show and Sale is Saturday, August 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Molson Grange.

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Lightning sparks fires on Tonasket Ranger District

TONASKET – This evening’s lightning storm was followed by multiple smoke reports. Whitestone, Cayuse and Palmer Mountain were among areas where fires were located. Tonasket Ranger District has confirmed a small fire on Palmer Mountain, within Bureau of Land Management property. The fire is estimated to be less than one-quarter acre.

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Oroville extends hearing on street vacation until next meeting

OROVILLE – After some discussion at the Tuesday, Aug. 2 council meeting, Oroville will take up the matter of street vacation near Oroville Reman and Reload at their next public meeting.

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Tonasket woman dies in motorcycle accident

MOLSON – On Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. a collision occurred on Chesaw Road just east of Molson Road involving a motorcycle and deer that resulted in a fatality.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
Criminal
Madison Leigh Louie, 30, Omak, pleaded guilty Aug. 2 to POCS, making a false or misleading statement and use of drug paraphernalia. Louie was sentenced to six months in jail and fined $700 for the May 13 crimes.

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Update: Asmussen and Kester still lead in race for PUD Commissioner #3

OKANOGAN – Jerry D. Asmussen and Aaron Kester were the two top vote getters for the office of Okanogan County PUD Commissioner, District 3, in last Tuesday’s primary.

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Garlic Festival promises fun for all ages

TONASKET – Tonasket’s Garlic Festival is back on schedule after having to cancel last year’s event due to wildfires.

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Tonasket approves street vacation

TONASKET – A public meeting was held requesting vacation of a portion of the First Street right-of-way between the alley and Tonasket Ave. South, blocks 13 and 14 at the July 26 Tonasket City Council meeting. The council approved the ordinance following a review by Permit Administrator Christian Johnson, with the city retaining a general municipal easement for the existing utilities. The request was presented by attorney Dale Crandall for owners Bob and Margaret Hirst, which will make the property more handicap accessible.

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Tonasket School Board approves 2016-17 budget

TONASKET – Tonasket School District board members adopted the budget for 2016/17 following a presentation by External Business Manager Trisha Schock and Assistant Business Manager Bobbi Catone, and the recommendation by Superintendent Steve McCullough for the board to approve the budget as presented.

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